Blog Thursday: Great Relaxation

Finding the right blog recommendation for Blog Thursday is sometimes easier said than done. Usually by Thursday, I’ve run across something that excites me and that fits in with my weekly and monthly themes. This week, I am grateful for the jet lag that got me up early this morning so I could spend unhurried time poking around on the Internet. The irony of getting stressed while looking for a good relaxation blog is not lost on me! Hubby and I are still having some tantrums about leaving Switzerland, apparently. Thank God I have a massage booked for tomorrow.

Funny thing is, I’ve been more focused than usual on my own relaxation. Currently I am doing the Chopra Center’s 21-Day Meditation Challenge. Although I’ve meditated for years, I’m not always consistent with my practice, and I’m using this program to get back into a daily routine. I do try to practice what I preach here at A Woman’s Nest! (NOTE: The link I provided is to iAmplify, where you can download audio and video files to your computer. They offer regular discounts, so get on their e-mail list for some good deals.)

In addition, I’ve been listening to the Divine Feminine Yoga Telesummit, which is totally FREE. If you have an interest, you can listen to all the discussions online for the next year or so. I love listening to these beautiful women as they teach yoga from a female perspective, and my practice feels more inspired. This is not the first time I’ve done a yoga conference online. Yogahub offers a great one each year, usually in February. It may sound counter-intuitive to attend a yoga conference from one’s living room, but it works.

This week, I am recommending Great Relaxation, a blog filled with relaxation tips. Some are familiar to us — “avoid negative thoughts” at work, for example — but there’s some thoughtful information here about using soft colors to relax, getting fresh air, and using stress balls. I find that sometimes I need to be reminded of what I already know, and Great Relaxation does that. Check it out if you get the chance.

Since I’m planning to post some of my novel for Friday Fiction tomorrow, I’d better get busy and relax! See you tomorrow!

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