The world is an uncertain, overwhelming, and unpredictable place, especially right now and especially with the discovery of the Omicron coronavirus variant. Pandemic fatigue has left us exhausted, weary and drained and with Omicron looming, the light at the end of the tunnel seems to be getting dimmer. I, personally, have endured the loss of my yoga teaching business when I could no longer teach in-person, I have been unable to see family, I have experienced financial hardship and I have tried my best to support close family members with their own covid-related redundancies.
However, one thing that I have realised over the past 22 months is that human beings are resilient, far more resilient than we gives ourselves credit for. At this critical point, we need all the help we can get to boost our resilience and one key tool is community. Social relationships, connection and community are not only important for greater psychological and physical well-being, they are also important for resiliency; they help us to feel less stressed when we are suffering.
With community and connection in mind, allow me to introduce The Sunday Sanctuary.
Every Sunday, for the next few months, I will be sharing a video on the Ailsa Burns YouTube channel at 8am (UK time).
For half an hour, each week, I will be holding space for you to relax, unwind and rest. I am creating this online community and safe haven in the virtual world to offer you connection, inspiration and guidance on your journey with yoga, Yoga Nidra and meditation. I will be sharing yoga classes and Yoga Nidra as well as inspirational and thoughtful videos that explore yoga and the bigger questions about life.
A few notes to mention:
There will be a discussion topic in the comments of each video as well as a poll shared on the channel Community tab later on in the week.
You can view the video at whatever time suits you throughout Sunday or later on in the week.
You are free to take part as much as you want; you can be a silent viewer or a vocal commenter.
Every Sunday at 8.08am, I will send out an email newsletter that will accompany the video. If you would like to receive this email and you are not already signed up to my weekly email newsletter, you can sign up here.
If you are an Air or Ether Element Patron, you can access the videos here and you can join in the YouTube video comments via a link in the video description.
My hope is that this space adds ritual to your week and helps you to greet yourself with kindness, compassion and gentleness. The Sunday Sanctuary is your weekly haven of peace and tranquility in a turbulent world.
I hope that you can join me.
🌙✨🌙 Ailsa 🌙✨🌙