‘Tis the season to be merry, and mirthful and spastic! Ah! Holiday time is chock full of the season’s delights and doings, but by the time we reach January we’re completely spent. Drained. Reeling from the flurry of holiday happenings. But what if instead of constantly stirring, we took time to sit?
This is an invitation from the #realyogaselfie project to be still. December Stillness: 31 Days of Conscious Stillness.
The invitation reads: “We’ve seen a lot of yoga challenges floating around the social media spheres. This one is different. No sponsors to tag or ulterior sales motives. No competition. No need to share your practice unless you feel inspired to do so.”
More about December Stillness: “The December Stillness Invitation offers participants an opportunity to practice. That’s all. Daily inspiration for finding respite within the frenetic movement of the holiday season. Try a new technique each day or stick with the same useful approach for several consecutive days. 5-10 minutes of conscious stillness every day in December.”
From Caitlin Casella, yoga teacher and founder of the #realyogaselfie project:
“Conscious stillness is a challenging practice for many, especially during a month marked by erratic schedules, culinary indulgences and emotionally charged family gatherings. Getting quiet and learning to be with one’s self is a process just as working step by step toward a challenging asana is a process. The December Stillness Invitation offers daily tips and inspiration for supporting comfort in body, ease of breath and clarity of mind. The more subtle aspects of the 8 limbs of yoga ask us to turn down the volume outside and listen more carefully inside. A little bit of conscious stillness every day adds up to greater patience, receptivity and contentment in life and with those we love.”