It is time to celebrate International Yoga Day!
My love for yoga goes back over 50 years and I cannot imagine where my life would be without it. It was so good that I created an entire career out of it. The most gratifying part of being the founder of the YogaNurse movement is the joy of meeting, teaching and learning from other like-minded nurses who are creating positive transformations in their lives and in the lives of their patients.
Due to covid-19, I’ll be celebrating yoga day at home. You may be working but one thing I love about yoga – you can literally do it anywhere:
Pictured above is conscious caring Tibetan nurse, Yewang Wa aka Yeshi, super hero, star student in our flagship training “Yoganurse Yoga Teacher Training”. She is currently working in Ireland and recently shared her heartfelt story with us.
Yeshi goes into detail about how she’s coping with the challenges of nursing covid patients:
“To keep myself fit and maintain a strong immune system, I have followed a strict daily routine, doing recitations of the scriptures that I follow as in the belief system of my community. I also wear a Buddha pendulum around my neck to feel protected and blessed. It might sound absurd, but these small belief systems sometimes work miraculously in times of distress and pain, a rare psychological comfort you receive. Yoga, meditation and daily exercises were my main source of life force. Around 5 minutes of meditation on compassion in the morning and before bed and an hour or two of yoga everyday fuels my body with positive energy, making me feel active and capable of anything.”RN Yewang Wa
As noted by Yeshi, it’s important to create a yoga routine that is yours and it can get you through the most trying times.
“When you discover something that nourishes your soul and brings joy, care enough about yourself to make room for it in your life.”
YA Life of Love, Compassion, and Sacred Service With Registered Nurse and Yoga Teacher, Yeshi Wangmo
For more about Yeshi and her heart touching story escaping from Tibet listen to this Divine Downloads episode by RN Lisbeth Overton (spiritual coach).
“Today’s international rockstar could not be more fitting for the vibe of my show!
Today’s guest, Registered Nurse and Yoga Teacher, Yeshi Wangmo hails from Dublin, Ireland and is the quintessential example of living a life of sacred service and who leads by example. She walks her talk.
Everything that Yeshi has experienced informs who she is and how she shows up in the world. Just to name a few: making the dangerous journey through the arduous Himalayas as a nine year old to pursue an education at a Tibetan refugee school, taking care of Covid patients, and losing her father to an unknown disease as a young girl.
Yeshi has received every difficult situation in her life as an opportunity to transcend and exude nothing less than grace, determination, and compassion for herself and all who cross her path.
Her story will humble you to your core and warm your soul and her yoga game will blow you away!!! Tune in to hear her tips on living a more fulfilling life and how yoga has informed her nursing practice and way of Being.“– Lisbeth Overton RN (spiritual coach)
Yoga at home and with family
Since covid-19 has reduced our ability to be around crowds, the theme for this year’s yoga day is “yoga at home and with family” – without leaving the comfort of your home, you can take a refreshing journey within.
Although I love a good session on my yoga mat, I want to remind you again that yoga can happen anywhere. Yoga begins right where you are, at any time you like. Even while reading this post! There’s no friction between you and your love for yoga. It comes with ease, always.
Start now. Doing anything with mindfulness is doing yoga:
Soften between the brows.
Relax your eyes and forehead.
Release the tension in your jaw.
Drop your shoulders.
Relax your hands.
Notice your posture.
Become aware of your breath.
Take a deep breath into your belly x 3 with a sloooow exhale…
Add in affirmations of self-acceptance and kindness:
I am enough.
I am calm.
I am strong.
I am loved.
I am blessed.
I am worthy.
Feel free to share a story, pic or vid on our facebook page telling us how you celebrate yoga day.
Have a Blissful Yoga Day
Annette Tersigni and Team Yoganurse.
P.S. Be sure to click here now to see fantastic pics and read more about Yeshi.
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