By the time you read this I’ll be in Vietnam taking my first overseas holiday since Covid began.
I’m looking forward to being warm, catching up with friends, learning about Vietnam’s fascinating history, immersing in Vietnamese culture & food and enjoying nurturing movement and massages as I retreat with my ‘other’ Yoga crew in Hue.
I’m the first to admit that I find it hard to practice self care on a day to day/week to week basis… which is why I’m so grateful to work at a Yoga studio where self care is encouraged and modelled so beautifully by our teachers.
And why, for me, having a holiday away is sometimes so necessary to break out of the routine of busy-ness.
One thing I have been enjoying more and more lately is silence…
Adyashanti says ” Listen to the quiet spaces inside…rather than fighting with the noisy spaces”… I love this!
I have written it on the top of my To Do list each day the last two weeks as a reminder throughout the day to just stop and listen…
Listen out for where there is stillness, spaciousness and quiet in that moment…between my thoughts, between my breath..between my joints & movement.
It’s also a reminder to find some quiet in my environment throughout the day: drive my car without the music on (or in my case, an audiobook), listen to the quiet spaces between traffic that passes by the studio, eat my dinner without other sound distractions!
It’s actually rather calming and comforting!
So, whilst it might be Silence from me for 10 days whilst I’m away in Vietnam, I look forward to sharing a fresh energy with you upon my return.
Please note that Anaid will respond to any urgent communications and needs, and the rest will be addressed upon my return.