Relaxation Weekend!!!

Relaxation Weekend SeptHello Lovely People!!!

We are now in September!!! Wooo Hoooo!!! Our awesome relaxation weekend will soon be here! spaces have been filling up and Nigel and I can’t wait to introduce you to some really amazing relaxation techniques, delicious raw food and lovely yoga moves and flows!

We’ve got Saturday 26th September and Sunday 27th, if you would love to learn to relax and enjoy each day more you can try just one day or both. Please message me or hello@moveandnourish.com to secure your spot!

Love Aimie xx

Where is your happy place?

Hello Beautiful People!

I hope you are all enjoying the lovely Autumn colours and are getting some fresh air daily!

I want to write about your or my happy place today… It can be a place you visit simply through meditation or a place you actually go to. For some people it might be a beach or cafe, for others it might be the gym or on their yoga mat. We all know at some point our happy place will have been or might still be sat on the sofa eating chocolate.

Wherever your happy place is, why not create another happy place? Over the summer my happy place has been paddle boarding, simply in the middle of a lake, balancing with my friend. Now coming into autumn I’ve decided not to mourn the loss of summer, but to add more happy places. So already this week I’ve added in my attic for fun yoga practice, learning new party tricks and playing. The other is walking down by the river, in Worcester we are very lucky to have such a beautiful city, so I’m trying to see more of it.

Your happy place is simply somewhere you can go for yourself, giving yoyrself the gift of time, something that isn’t something you HAVE to do, it’s somewhere you get to go. You might love watching Home and Away, you might love a long bath, you might like meditating that you are lounging on a beach, being fed grapes and being fanned my attractive men, whatever it is, go there more and enjoy some you time!

I promise, it makes everything better! You will listen to others more, you will be the best version of you, you will feel more alive and be more creative. It will calm your nervous system, re-balance your hormones and, best of all, you will enjoy it!

Go on, treat yourself to some you time xx

Tip No. 1 for Weight Loss

Hey all!

I hope you are well!

After my last blog I’m going to be posting my favourite tips for weight loss…so here goes…

No.1 – Enjoy the journey! Simply make sure, whatever you do, you enjoy it! If you’ve always fancied yoga find a class and try it! If you love the great outdoors start walking and incorporate more outdoor activities into your week! If, like me your a nutter and as a little girl you wanted a motorbike and to be rocky, training in a barn and hanging off the ceiling doing sit-ups, try a bootcamp, get a trainer who you really like or start some form of self defence. Just find something that makes you smile, stand a little taller and makes you feel proud of yourself!

The same goes with food! Over the past 5 years of my clients all being force fed green smoothies, I’m yet to find one who doesn’t love them or feel better for them, simply start eating or drinking more fresh, natural fruits and veggies and start being kind to yourself and enjoying food you like, that is good for you!

That’s it! Just start enjoying the journey and really living each day!

Meditation Class was awesome!

Firstly, I would just like to say a huge Thank You to Nigel for a really fantastic first Meditation Class this Tuesday! He was brilliant and I have been getting text after text about how much everyone enjoyed it! We had a lovely group and managed to donate £130 to the Snoezelen, Specialists in Sensory happiness Charity which was a really lovely bonus! So thank you all for your contributions!x

For those unable to make the class here are a few notes if you want to try some meditation at home before the next class on Tuesday 7th May.

1. Posture, before starting meditation you want to sit in a chair, on the floor or even lie down on your back in an erect posture. You don’t want to be stiff and uncomfortable, but you don’t want to feel too relaxed, where you might dose off. Find a posture that feels comfortable to stay infor anywhere between 5-20 minutes.

2. Set your intention, what do you want to get out of meditation? Simply state out loud how you want to feel after your meditation. For example “I am constantly changing, I am a new Aimie today and I will change constantly. I will have changed by the end of my meditation. I will feel calm, energised, alive and creative after I have done my meditation. I value myself enough to make this appointment with myself every day.” Decide what you want and state it. Also decide if you are going to take a breathing meditation or a visualisation meditation today.

3. Take 4 long slow breaths to prepare. Then work your way down your body, relaxing the mouth, relaxing the tongue, softening the face and eyes, soften the shoulders, lengthen through the spine, let your skin drop and then begin. (You may want to download a free meditation app that times your practise or set an alarm for your time slot)

4. Start your meditation, either focus on your lower abdomen rising and falling with the breath, when thoughts enter simply let them go, they are only thoughts, then bring your attention back to the abdomen. Nigel went it to a lot more detail in class, this is just an over view.

Or for visualisation, you simply decide on where you want to go in the world and mentally make your way there, however you like! This is your time!

At the end of your meditation you should feel refreshed and you should find each time you practise you find it easier to let go!

Tips : Try to meditate at a similar time every day.
Meditation is like learning to walk, read, ride a bike, exercise, you get better the more you do it!
The aim isn’t to completely empty the mind, just to bring the attention away from the thoughts
Meditate somewhere that you can be alone and quiet, voices are very distracting
Be mindful in everyday life, when eating, drinking, walking, exercising, enjoying the company of friends. Simply enjoy the moment!

Week 1 homework – meditate every day for 10-20 minutes
try speaking less and listening more

Week 2 homework – meditate everyday for 10-20 minutes
this week, speak more quietly

I am really excited about the next class and can’t wait to hear how you all get on!

Have a great day!

Aimie x