With ceaseless demands from your responsibilities it can be hard to find time for yourself, time to be still and breathe, let along time to figure out who you are and what you want.
But this time is essential, it’s the well-known airplane mask metaphor, you have to put on your mask first before you can help others put on theirs. If you don’t make time for yourself, you won’t be able to bring your best self forward.
You are not going to be you — fixed, immutable you — forever.
You need spaces in between where you can practice self-care and self-reflection, assessing your own personal growth and where you want to direct it.
Here at Kindred Spirits, Terry has aimed to make a safe space where you can come and gift yourself this time knowing you’ll be surrounded by encouraging kindred spirits.
Horses have a longstanding reputation as valuable assistants in many types of therapy. From addicts, to children with disabilities and adults with mental struggles such as depression, horses have been known to provide great guidance towards improved quality of life.
WHY YOGA WITH… HORSES?
Put simply, because they’re sensitive beings that can’t lie or hide their emotions.
As herd and prey animals horses are keenly aware of their companions and environment, and react quickly to any changes. In this way they act as a mirror to what you’re bringing with you. If you’re trying to bottle up and hide unresolved anger, the horse will feel it and react in anger himself.
Your progress with the horse will also mirror your progress in facing and loving yourself.
WHY HORSES WITH… YOGA?
Yoga is a practice that goes further than a simple exercise routine.
Hatha yoga's postures improve mood by moving energy through places in the body where feelings of grief or anger are stored. paying attention to the way their emotions are expressed in their bodies, people to observe their experience without judgment, an important first step in stepping out of depression or a feeling of having lost yourself.
Yoga helps you develop inner peace and it is in that active stillness that you can truly listen to your horse.