Simplicity Day 12th July 2020

National Simplicity Day on 12th July – What is this?

A day founded in honour of Henry David Thoreau born 12th July 1817 who was an advocate of living simply.

With so much going on in our lives how do we live simply? Allowing ourselves some time to ‘get away from it all’ is not easy but is important.

Some ideas for getting how to benefit from Simplicity Day are:

  • Pick up a book
  • Unplug from your devices. You will be surprised at how refreshing it can feel to not be constantly plugged into everyone else’s life.
  • Try Mindfulness or Meditation.
  • Have  a relaxing therapy, such as Bowen Therapy, aromatherapy massage, reflexology, or hot stone massage – unfortunately this is not possible this year (owing to government guidelines  but it is something to bear on mind for next year)
  • Go for a walk.
  • Try a relaxing form of exercise,such as yoga or Tai Chi

I have recently been participating in Yoga classes by Caroline Shone and they have certainly helped me unwind and relax. They definitely are all about “YOU” and each week she focuses on a different health benefit. This is what Caroline feels about “Yoga”

“I love the quote – Yoga is like music: the rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind and the harmony of the soul create the symphony of life. B.S.K Iyengar. Yoga is nourishment for the mind, body and soul whether your practise is gentle or more energetic. Yoga is quite simply about YOU. There is no ego. There are no complications. There is no noise. Your practice is your time feel Alive, Loved and Free”

Caroline is currently teaching beginners and improvers classes online. For more information see or email her

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