Remember to Breathe This Weekend
The summer months are all about relaxing and enjoying what the season has to offer. But for many of us these days, stress levels are high and finding time for self-care can be difficult.
In Cochrane, solutions abound. Make a weekend out of it.
A recent addition to Historic Downtown Cochrane, the Amaryllis Crystal Portal on our main street can kick start your weekend with a Friday evening Sound Infusion. . Nope, no water involved – this is what’s known as vibrational therapy, a deeply immersive experience listening to a variety of tones produced by using gongs on large crystal bowls. Think of giant tuning forks. Stretch out on your yoga mat and feel yourself shift from an active state (beta brain waves) into the deep dream-like relaxation of theta brain waves, as the busyness of the week simply melts away. Here, a state of bliss is not inconceivable. Happily, there is a stunning variety of these crystal bowls (and other items) for sale.
Back to Nature
One of the best things we can do to recharge our batteries is to get out in nature. A fine activity at this time of year is stargazing. Lying on a blanket under the stars is a perfect recipe for relaxation. August is the time for the famed Perseid meteor showers, a time when the Earth gets a little too close to the Swift-Tuttle comet, which gets a little too close to the sun, releasing a stream of debris that turns into one of the best cosmic light shows for Earthlings. At its peak, you could see more than 60 “shooting stars” an hour. Five minutes out of town, you will find your perfect dark sky. Make a wish!