‘…the practice of beginning anew can be done at every moment of our daily life. It can be done at 10 o’clock, it can be done at noon, and it can be done even at 11pm. One hour before the new day begins. You know that when you go to sleep, you are about to sink into your sleep and you tell yourself: “This has not been a good day for me.” So I give up and I hope that tomorrow will be a better day. And going to sleep in that state of mind is not good. Even if you have only two or three minutes to end your day, you should be able to practice beginning anew. Because these two or three minutes are very important. They will be able to help you to start the next day in a much better way. ‘ – Thich Nhat Hanh
As we welcome a new year, we can take time to recognise that there is always an opportunity for renewal within ourselves. One can begin the practice of becoming more mindful, compassionate, restful, or peaceful at any time. It can be a simple act of taking a moment out of your day to pause and concentrate on your breathing or a to make a start on a new endeavour, but it can be done.
Traveling through this life, our bodies endure much toil and stress. Through sports, work, childbirth, illness or injury, we start to see aches and pains arise which become a part of our daily realities. We come to accept limited mobility, regular back pains and even tension headaches as part and parcel of our existence or simply ‘a part of getting older’. It is easily done but to accept this is to forget that we have the ability to ‘begin anew’ at any time or age.
Relief from back pain, joint stiffness, muscle ache and tension opens up opportunities for new experiences and therefore new perspectives because a change within yourself is also a change in your world.
Recipients of Thai Yoga Massage, with its union of Buddhist mindfulness and yogic physicality based on ancient principles, often describe the treatments as part of a journey of renewal. After two sessions, one of my clients explained ‘I felt like I was walking taller and my body was reset to factory settings’. Other clients describe feeling energised and more balanced after a Thai Yoga Massage session.
Beginning 2018 with this sense of vitality is something that you can carry through to the following months and the year to come.
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