While we often spend a lot of our time caring for others in the hospitality industry, it's also important to take some time to step back and create some mindful space for ourselves too. We love meditation as a practice to integrate self-care into our lives and give back some kind attention to ourselves.
This is why we've partnered with Alex Ure from Alex Ure Teachings! Alex has graciously recorded some quick approachable meditations that offer us a chance to take a moment for ourselves before and after a shift. Make sure to check them out below!
"I found meditation during very fidgety savasana's in yoga class. Though it was not a smooth beginning, I eventually became hooked when I was able to experience a different relationship with my thoughts and feelings. Over the past 5 years, I have completed over 500 hours of training in meditation, taking a particular focus in mindfulness practices. Before teaching meditation full time, I worked in the restaurant industry for 10 years and found in that my meditation practice helped me immensely with everything from keeping my cool on the floor to being able to decompress after a long shift.
My specialty is creating meditation practices that work for and with your real life such as reducing stress, improving relationships and understanding our own minds. I offer this through one on one coaching, group classes, seminars and can meet you where ever you are through my online services or in person. I hope to practice meditation with you soon!"
*Alex is also currently teaching live meditation classes over Zoom every Monday and Wednesday at 8am! Learn more or sign up for them here!
“Some times showing up to work can feel like the hardest part. Take 10 minutes before your shift to get grounded and present so that you arrive feeling ready to take on whatever work will throw at you!" - @_alexure
"Unwinding after a shift can be very challenging. Some times work can follow you home in the mind and body. Take 10 minutes after your shift to release what ever happened at work and deeply relax. This meditation is great for preparing for sleep after a long day!" - @_alexure
We hope you enjoyed these as much as we did!
Until next time, 🙏