Embrace Self-Compassion

Hello Sensitive Souls, As sensitive people we tend to be hard on ourselves. We put our all into everything we do, and often accept nothing less than perfect. The problem with this is that perfection is not attainable, so this can lead to us being consistently unkind to ourselves when we make a small mistake. Self-compassion is such an important skill to learn for sensitive people for this exact reason. While self-criticism activates the alarm signals in our brain, self-compassion activates calming centers. This is vital for long term wellbeing because there is no one in the world you listen to more than the thoughts in your own head! By learning self-compassion, you become an ally and a support system to yourself, rather than an adversary. You can start small my simply repeating a loving kindness mantra every time you notice yourself being unkind. My current favorite one is “May I be kind and gentle with myself. May I trust that I am doing my best.” This month’s yoga classes will be themed on self-compassion. To learn more about how to turn off alarm bells and activate calming centers of the brain, I recommend Julie Bjelland’s free master class, High Sensitivity and Anxiety or her brain Training course Brain Training for the Highly Sensitive Person. Upcoming Yoga for the Sensitive Soul: Wed. May 4th at 5:30pm EDT: Gentle Yoga - Embrace Self-Compassion Wed. May 18th at 5:30pm EDT: Slow Flow - Heart Opening Practice Livestream, $15 New to my virtual yoga? Sign-up for access to one free on-demand or livestream class. Limit one per person. Yoga Membership Coming soon!! I am building up my video library and getting ready to launch my Yoga for the Sensitive Soul monthly membership! Stay tuned for more details and reach out with any requests for what type of classes you would like to see. Recent Praise for Yoga for the Sensitive Soul:"I really loved Christie’s yoga class for highly sensitive people. It was the most soothing and grounding gentle yoga class I’ve ever taken. It was just what I needed and it reinvigorated my interest in yoga and mindfulness. 10/10" Sheri Kaplin, Psychotherapist, East Providence, RI

With love and sensitivity, Christie