The world is SO LOUD right now. A lot of us are experiencing emotional overload for a variety of reasons and our initial instinct may be to shut everything out, turn everything off. And, really, that’s entirely warranted. But in that urge to retreat there may be something more we can do for ourselves, a practice that is more sustainable, available, and accessible to us, especially when stress is at its peak, so we can restore and reset. This is what well-respected restorative yoga teacher Jillian Pransky details for us in her new book Deep Listening: A Calming Practice to Heal Your Body, Calm Your Mind, and Open Your Heart. (Have you read the excerpt yet?)
As it happens, at a time when we’re overwhelmed and overstimulated by ubiquitous noise, we can find a safe space by taking a moment (or many!) to listen.
WIN: We couldn’t be more pleased to be giving away five signed copies of Deep Listening: A Calming Practice to Heal Your Body, Calm Your Mind, and Open Your Heart by Jillian Pransky, courtesy of Rodale Books.
TO ENTER: It feels about the right time to pause and reflect, so we’re going with the trifecta “brag, gratitude, desire.'” Share with us in the comments a humble (or not so humble) brag, something you’re grateful for, and something you may desire. We think it’s s fine way to begin to tap into that listening muscle.
We’ll be collecting entries until 11:59pm Tuesday October 10. Five winners will be chosen at random and announced soon after. Good luck!
UPDATE: Thanks to all who entered and shared their trifecta. Our winners are: Beth, Matty M, Adele, Kim and Jade! Congrats! (Keep an eye out for an email from YD.)
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