I had been busy – ridiculously, “I should fire the person who does my booking”, “oh wait that is me”, kinda busy. Balancing family, work and commitments was not happening.
My immune system noticed, and I got the bug my daughter brought home from school. I was peeved at myself. And I needed a reboot.
Enter rest and the reminder that self care was supportive and important.
It did not have to be a job, it could be a joy.
It could be peaceful moments.
My favorite self care over that time period – legs up on a chair/couch. Laying on my floor, with my legs bent in a 90 degree angle, so my calves and feet rested on the seat of couch. The back of my thighs resting against the edge of the couch.
I felt my low back relax,
I feel my shoulders, back and hips sink into the floor.
I felt the pressure of the floor on my sacrum relax my hips, and the pressure of my femurs sink into my hip sockets, relaxing my hips
And I breathed. And breathed….and got dog kisses from my little dude who was so excited to find me on the floor, in his territory.
And I began to slow and feel more like myself. That is self care, the moment when you are being you. The posture just helped me remember .
Below is a picture of legs supported by chair self care pose.