skin elixir blog
NOURISH THE SKIN YOU'RE IN
1.What do you do as a regular routine to look after yourself?
My routine starts each morning with a 10-minute meditation. I have a space I have created (in front of my fire) where I light candles and sit on my yoga mat. I close my eyes and begin with gratitude.... it is my way to fill up from the source, the infinite, tap into my internal wisdom.
2. What are the key things you have found that nurture self-nourishment?
Being older and wiser, ha ha!
Building confidence. To be able to exercise control over my life and how I live it. Doing what I love - making a difference in a positive way.
3. What could you do more of to nourish the skin you’re in?
Rest - at the moment if I’m not teaching, I’m writing, reading, creating and exploring new ways to bring my passion to life.
Working for yourself, being independent and doing your own thing is both exciting and challenging, my mornings are early and my evenings late.
I see the signs of this on my skin. The majority of the food (fuel) I eat is unprocessed and organic (where possible). I feel like this, along with a skincare regime that is organic (where possible) is key to nourishing my skin.
I look at it like this; the less rubbish I put on my skin (in the form of chemicals) and into my body (such as toxins from fast food), the less my body will have to break down. I could always do more of this but I know I could also lose my marbles in the process of doing so!
If it’s organic and plant based, the body can absorb it more readily and use it because easily because it’s natural.
4. What top tips have you got to give to others around your working life to stay on top?
Believe in yourself - smile at how far you have come and at what you have overcome.
Believe in your dreams - and move a little further towards them by doing a little towards what you love each day…
Meditate - We don’t meditate to get good at meditation: we meditate to get good at life! (Emily Fletcher).
If you’re unsure of how to meditate, make a spot, commit to sitting there for 10 minutes a day and start with gratitude: We can all find a few things we are grateful for.
5. What are the things you couldn’t live without that are key to your happiness and nourishment?
My amazing friends and (some of) my family!
Being around them and the heart opening joy that gives me.
Yasmin is the founder and co-creator of Balance your Being Yoga. Specialising in bringing practical techniques to modern people through the mediums of mindfulness, mediation and yoga. She has studied extensively in India over a 4-year period and facilitates courses and programmes both nationally and internationally.
Next workshop “Be kind to yourself.’
Yoga, relaxation, meditation.
Date: 11th of February 2017
Venue: Thrumpton Hall