Friends from the Northeast-ARC Burlington House visited us on Sunday, September 14, and brought with them a hydrangea plant for the MargFMac Front Garden Loop. We planted it in the northeast corner of the Orchard Ave., with other hydrangeas gifted to us this summer by Susan and Doran Donovan, and in 2011 by Dan Jackson. It is becoming a Hydrangea Community Corner.
Thanks again to the Burlington House for the beautiful hydrangea plant, which will be a perennial bloomer.
Moving forward with a listening heart,
vision, inquiry, and action,
Start seated in a reclining chair or arm chair. The benefits of this pose include: increase body/mind awareness, increase ability to self-soothe when stressed, lower blood pressure and heart rate, release muscular tension, and reduce anxiety. There are no contraindications for this pose. You will need:
An interruption free quiet area.
A cushy recliner or arm chair.
You may need or like a pillow for additional head support.
You may enjoy wearing a warm hat and scarf. A warm hat and scarf can help retain body heat and add to a feeling of being supported on many levels.
Start from any position (sitting, standing, laying down). A guided scan of the body and breath elevates awareness of how the body is breathing. Increased awareness is the first step to positive self-care.