Whether you are a working or stay at home mom, you are aware that there is one constant – stress. From sending your young ones to school and helping them with homework, the activity is nonstop. As enjoyable and rewarding as it is, moms tend to lose themselves while putting everyone else first. Take some time out for yourself and try out these picks to rejuvenate the body, mind and soul, to face the day, or wind down after.
Neck, Back & Shoulder
Do you have stiff shoulder, hunch back, strained neck or a tight lower back? These symptoms are common among mothers. After all, having to juggle many roles can be stressful for mothers and these emotions are stored and translated in tension held in our neck, back and shoulders. The ‘Neck, Back & Shoulders’ class guides you into a series of poses that thoroughly stretch the muscles around these tension zones. Gradually move into deeper stretches, warming the body up in preparation for a deeper release of the tighter muscles in your body. After the class, your neck, back and shoulders will feel refreshed and you will be ready to take on your to-do list if the day!
Having a weak core or poor posture when carrying out your day to day activities may be a cause for your back pain. Mat Pilates is all about moving efficiently. What makes Pilates so important with respect to posture is that Pilates trains us to develop and use core strength, rather than holding our position with superficial musculature. Using the deep core muscles of the abdominals, back, and pelvic floor to support our posture allows the shoulders to relax, the neck and head to move freely, and relieves stress on the hips, legs, and feet.
Aroma Heat Yoga
Always on the go and being on top of everything your kid does can really wear mom out sometimes. So head on to an Aroma Heat Yoga session to get your perk me up of the day. The use of aromatherapy blends while practising Yoga can enhance your experience even beyond the Yoga practice. Not only are the senses captivated by the beautiful aromas during your practice, but the effects of your practice are also intensified by the use of carefully chosen essential oil blends and Jal’s Infrared Heat technology. This combination not only brings calmness and balance to the mind and body, but you can also expect to have improved flexibility, circulation, detoxification, weight loss, pain relief, better skin complexion and much more.
Pranayama & Meditation
Pranayama & Meditation Is the perfect antidote for today’s multi-tasking mothers. Pranayama & Meditation allows you to become connected with the present instead of constantly looking forward and planning the next several steps in your day. It is also a great tool for coping with the daily challenges of being a parent. Whether you’re dealing with tantrums, bedtime routines, school work or your growing to-do lists, meditation teaches you to breathe through difficult feelings instead of suppressing them. By dealing with stress as they occur, it prevents anxiety from piling up over time.
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