Having just returned from a little break away, it seems that I have managed to catch the Holiday Blues. The return to day to day life is something that I usually look forward to. However this time it looks like there is more grounding required to become present and here, rather than back on the beach. So to do this I have been using some sesame oil to rub into my feet before I sleep at night. Sesame oil has great grounding qualities according to the Indian Science of Ayurveda. Also some alternate nostril breathing to reconnect me to my body and to the here and now.
So if you feel like you need to come back to your life rather than still be on holiday, try these two little tips and see if they work for you.
For alternate nostril breath, imagine you are breathing through right nostril and out left nostril, in left nostril and out right nostril. This is considered one round. Try and do 12 rounds with your eyes closed and sitting comfortably on a chair with your spine tall. If this is comfortable for you, stay a little bit longer doing this practice. Then when you feel grounded, slowly open your eyes and end the practice.
You can find good quality sesame oil at any health food store, just make sure it’s not the toasted kind, as then you will smell of a good stir fry!