We are delighted to share our new Rest and Unwind sessions, hosted by Caroline Rose. Designed for people who have MCAS or care for someone with MCAS, these sessions will be gentle and inclusive. This is a 30 minute class that welcomes you to unwind from your day;15 minutes of gentle stretches to ease tension held in the body and 15 minutes of deep relaxation.
Join us on Mondays at 6pm for these virtual sessions. Places are limited so if you wish to attend, please register in good time. If you change your mind or your plans change then please cancel your place(s) so we can offer someone else the opportunity to attend.
Please do make a donation if you are able to, to help us cover our costs and enable us to continue to provide support to the MCAS community.
About the session
Allowing ourself time to release tension that accumulates in our body can feel supportive to our nervous system and general overall health. The stretches are designed to encourage diaphragmatic breathing, which allows a slower deeper exhale. When we breath in this way our heart rate calms and feels steady, which in turn can help stabilise a healthy blood pressure and lower inflammation in the body. It also encourages the muscle to release, new blood flow to tense areas and aches & pains to ease. It is also good for lymphatic drainage.
The relaxation allows you to actively choose rest, without lots of outside sensory stimulation. When we choose active rest, it can feel very supportive for the brain and mind. Allowing you to process the day. This can help with sleep and our energy levels for the next day.
Terms and conditions for virtual sessions
We will be running this session virtually through zoom, you are welcome to attend with your microphone and camera off if you feel more comfortable doing so - although you may benefit from being more interactively involved during the session. We will email out the Zoom link to join the session before the session. Please check your junk folder if you can't find this link.
When you first come in, please let the teacher know if you have any injuries etc. Once the class starts, please feel free to go on mute. If you have any questions during class, please press unmute and ask away.
Please download our disclaimer prior to attending the sessions. Please acknowledge that you have read and agree to the terms by returning this form to us. Please note that you will not be able to participate in this session without returning this disclaimer.
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