Cassi and Niki
Cassi: My bedroom is a place of peace and minimalism - there’s a strong bond with nature we have lovely big windows- so I wake up to pine trees with dew dripping from each pine. That’s what I think of when I describe my bedroom.
Niki: Slow mornings encourage me to set the energetic tone for my day, I keep Monday’s as my biological space-time days, where I explore the qualities of my visceral self. Basking in the sun within a few hours of waking for optimal functioning of circadian rhythm, light body mobility to get my chi flowing. Then, there is time spent fondly observing my garden, working in my garden, napping in my garden and just overall being without much of any stimuli from technology.
Cassi: I take a bath- with a lot of different bath salts - my favourite is Dr Singh’s- the quiet time and the soak brings me back to self. And then making a something grounding like steamed tofu, hijiki, pumpkins over red rice :) with a cup of kukicha.
Niki: I pay attention and listen to signs of fatigue mental or bodily fatigue. I know my visceral self needs attention, I enter this listening by concentrating on my feelings. I attend to my visceral self with quiet time, spent on my Amethyst crystal infrared mat with a book and a castor oil pack, usually on my stomach. I am big on addressing my enteric nervous system to down-regulate any heightened sensations of stimulus from work or phone time.
Niki: I have a ritual to arrive at sleep, I keep away from much blue light or screens at night to ensure good melatonin production. I, also, find I truly sleep deeply when I take the time to use a foam roller or therapy ball and stretch to explore the interoceptive aspects of myself which then brings me into my body. Plus all the good blood flow from working the fascial layers, lymph make sleep deeper and more regenerative. It’s not just how much we sleep but the quality of our sleep.
Casi: I slept outdoors while I was in Big Sur - it was an otherworldly experience. Waking up with the morning light deep in the forest and bathing in pure water.