May is Mental Health Awareness Month.
Each year, 1 in 5 adults in the United States experience mental illness, and 1 in 20 will experience serious mental illness. Despite the sobering nature of these statistics, they also serve to remind us that those experiencing mental health issues are not alone. As such, “You are Not Alone” is the message that organizations like the National Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health America aim to share during Mental Health Awareness Month (observed since 1949) as a way to raise awareness and share resources relating to mental health.
This month, in observation of Mental Health Awareness Month, we’re taking a few extra moments each day to prioritize our mental health and well-being. One of our favorite ways to do so is with a meditation practice. As we’ve previously discussed on the Yogi Tea Talk Blog, establishing a meditation practice can help reduce psychological stress, and improve overall quality of life.
Meditation can take many forms; from simple breathing exercises to repeating a mantra. Here, we invite you to join us in a Sound Bath Meditation with Phyllicia Bonanno, who utilizes the soothing sounds of singing bowls and ocean waves to help you center your body and mind.
Ready to begin? Find a comfortable seat, brew yourself a cup of your favorite Yogi tea, and take in the calming vibrations of this Sound Bath.