Summer comes with a surge of outdoor activities: tennis, biking, jogging, swimming, hiking, volleyball, golf, paddle boarding...
Great for your health? Yes!
However, when taken on by storm, they often come with a price: think tennis elbow, shin splints, back pain…
Massage can help.
Tennis elbow, for instance,(a form of tendonitis caused by repetitive and stressful use of the tendons and muscles of the wrist) is helped by increasing blood flow to the area.
Shin splints(brought on by overuse of weak leg muscles or ill-fitting shoes) are greatly relieved by massage on not only the leg, but the feet and ankles as well.
Then again, the fact that it’s summer is the only reason you need to book a massage!
Call: 914.337.9356 or book online here.
Summer Energy Maintenance
Like taking a shower, eating healthy food, and caring for our "material stuff", we also need to take care of our energy body.
By energy body I am talking about our physical body, mind/emotions & spirit, because we are energy!! It’s not uncommon for people to “forget” or be confused about our energy system. As far as I recall, schools don’t’ have classes on the energy body. Unless we are taught at home or seek out how the energy body impacts or day to life, we may find ourselves experiencing unnecessary suffering. By suffering I mean we may linger on problems and past events that end up keeping us stuck.
The picture above is my wedding day when we had our energy cleared with sage.
5 simple ways to maintain your energy body this summer:
Drink plenty of fluids, especially water. Sugary based drinks with "water" don't count. Most people feel tired, crampy, and cranky because they are dehydrated! Remember our body is made up of at least 50% water, or more.
2. Be Still
Often in the summer we are interacting with more people. If you start to feel "overloaded", especially empaths and highly sensitive people, give yourself permission to spend time by yourself, in stillness. By stillness I mean no TV/social media/distractions. Go for a silent walk/hike, meditate, or write. Maybe even try paint by number if you are like me (not much artistic ability!). You will be surprised how taking a few hours to be still will drastically refresh & renew you.
3. Energy Healing
Come to the Sanctuary for a Shamanic Energy Healing Session with me! Shamanic energy healing is one of the most ancient forms of healing practiced by humans worldwide. Shamanic sessions are powerful for assisting clients with big life changes such as: job transitions, marriage and divorce, finding love, death and grief, and manifesting of one's passion and life calling. The energy work is a proactive partnership between the client and practitioner that facilitates deep transformation and healing. Keep in mind Shamanism is not a religion - it is a way to improve your life. Email me to book.
4. Stay Inspired
If you find yourself getting bored/restless or “depressed”, do something that inspires you! This can be anything from a creative project to reading a book, listening to a podcast or trying a new activity! Sometimes even changing up your routines can add new inspiration to your day. Examples include changing your exercise routine, starting your day with 10 minutes of yoga/stretching/breathing, walk instead of drive, take a different route, and maybe call instead of text or social media!
5. Have Fun
Whatever you do, bring an attitude of fun to it. It will transform even the most mundane activities like folding laundry to an enjoyable experience. One of my favorite ways to add fun to the laundry routine is playing music I love and dancing while folding.
Remember, we only have this moment. Make it great by taking regular care of your energy body. If you want to learn more about the energy body, reach out, and I am happy to provide you with resources.
Do everything you possible can to feel your best. You deserve it!
"Wear gratitude like a cloak and it will feed every corner of your life." -Rumi
When we focus on what is working in our life, and we are grateful for it -- we gain the energy to do more of that...and less of what isn't...think self-care 101 :)
Here’s a simple 2 step gratitude meditation:
1. Invest 5–10 minutes at the start or end of your day writing what you’re grateful for.
What great things happened today?
What are you thankful for in your life right NOW?
Who are you thankful for?
Maybe you are grateful for your morning cup of coffee, a hug from a loved one or furry friend, even hitting only green lights on the way to work.
It doesn’t matter how big or small; find as many things as you can to be grateful for and write them down.
2. Next, feel in your body NOW the experience of gratitude. Maybe it feels open, expansive, joyful. Set a timer for 2 minutes. Continue focusing on these feelings during your 2 minute meditation.
Practicing gratitude will make you healthier and happier, and it will be easier to focus on what’s good rather than what’s not working in your life.
Looking for support with meditation? Contact Stephanie here.
Keep it CLEANSED, NOURISHED & PROTECTED!
Our BWS Signature Facial includes skin cleansing, exfoliation, extractions, relaxing massage, and mask.
For deep cleansing extractions discuss specialty add-on services including peels & micro-dermabrasion.
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June Outdoor Yoga Wednesday & Saturday
Outdoor Kripalu yoga classes open to All Levels. Every class is one hour and includes breathing, stretching, strengthening, toning, and relaxation. Bring a Mat!
June Wednesdays with Peter from 6:00PM - 7:00PM
June Saturdays with Stephanie 9:00am - 10:00am
Grassy area in front of BVX Coffeehouse near Bronxville MetroNorth (pictured above)
>>>Sign up Here in Advance
You can also drop in: $25/class payable to teacher via Venmo or Cash before class starts