After the Rain Comes a Rainbow

 

Deep hip openers don’t always put a smile on Jonah’s face.

 

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Last week was a wild one to say the least. We could feel the heaviness from a mile away. Not to get too political, but we stand with women, our bodies, and our choices: whatever the choice or reason may be. The timing was interesting to say the least with the full moon in scorpio, thunder, lightning, and pouring rain here in Eugene. Isn't it interesting how nature coincides with the rhythm of life? Even before the thunderstorm, there were feelings of frustration, anger, and unsettled emotions.

Brit guides the pack in our yoga practice at the top of Mt. Pisgah in Eugene, OR.

Needless to say, politically and environmentally we are in the midst of a lot of turbulence and our yoga hike on Friday came in perfect timing to blow off some steam. Mt. Pisgah is BEAUTIFUL right now! Eugene locals— when you get a chance, go check out all of the wildflowers along the way up the mountain. It’s incredible. We had a small group for our hike up and to begin we applied essential oils, a smudge of palo santo and set intentions to be present and notice little details in nature on the way up. Our hearts were pumping and sweat accumulated as we reached the top and set up for some yoga. Looking out in the distance we caught a rainbow-- MAGIC. The sky had so many dimensions of color; light shades of blue mixed with dark and light grey clouds. As the sun set the sky turned a beautiful scattered shade of pink. The lighting was perfect, the temperature was cool, the grass was green, the air was fresh, and the landscape was so picturesque. A perfect moment to drop in and be present in our bodies out in nature. Many thanks to @lanceswithwolves for capturing our practice and the beauty of the day, and to the great souls who joined us and also donated to Mt Pisgah Arboretum. So much love.

Feeling tired? Frustrated? Angry? Depressed? Anxious? Pissed at our political climate? Here's some short tips to help you when you're not feeling so great in your body:

  1. Get outside. Our bodies need to connect with nature. It's a human right. So spend at least 30 minutes a day outside.

  2. Cardio. Get that heart rate up! Even just a 15 minute walk outside will boost your mood. Go get it!

  3. Drink water. Dehydration can affect our mood big time. So drink up, buttercup! It's all for joy!

  4. Apply some lavender essential oil to your palms, and inhale deeply! 

  5. Shift your mindset. Take a moment to think of 3 things you're grateful for and write them down. 

I know this isn't much, but I hope it helps. If you’re interested in joining us on our next yoga hike in Eugene, join our mailing list so you stay in the loop with all our upcoming events.

XOXO,

Your wellness team



The small group that braved the weather to practice yoga with Brit.


 
Reflections of a yoga hike with Brit from B Zen Wellness.