To keep the body in good health is a duty, otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear. ~ Buddha
I have come to realize that well-being mentally means I need to find well-being physically too. Therefore, I am on a new health kick in my RL, interested in pursuing my physical and mental well-being so I can share that with my family and friends. Froukje Hoorenbeek has made this part of my SL too with her yoga mat, which includes separate yoga sequences for beginner and advanced with an additional longer session. Add to the mat 11 relaxing and stretching animations and 35 yoga poses, and you have the makings of a mentally relaxing workout in SL that might precede or follow your own RL workout. At 2 prims, the yoga mat is simple to keep in your space, even a Linden home, and since it is copy, you can rez several and work out with friends. (I can see this becoming the new craze—instead of syncing to dance with friends, you could do synchronized yoga.)
After a good session of yoga, a massage is in order to bring everything whole. Froukje has made this terrific massage bed, based on a design from the 40s, for expert massages. The message table can render in four colors: brown, black, off white and green. The massage table has 46 massage animations, 20 cuddle animations and if you purchase the adult version, 20 foreplay animations and 30 sex animations for couples. It has five sequences of animations that just allow a series of massage movements to play through for a complete massage as well. When you lie on the table, a towel automatically renders to cover you (as you see) and if you are getting the hot stone treatment, stones render. At 9 prims this is hardly an indulgence for your prim count but an incredible indulgence for your well-being.
Water, water and more water. The importance of drinking water is touted left and right and why not? Over 50% of our body is made of water. Sitting down after a long session of yoga and then a relaxing massage with some fresh water feeds the body and soul. If you spend a lot of time on SL, I challenge you to keep a glass of water by your computer as I do now. Forget the sodas, the juices, even the diet drinks. Drink water and learn how to click “Do Not Disturb” so you can get up for bathroom breaks. It will do you good!
Healing yourself is connected with healing others. ~ Yoko Ono
Hair: smitten nutmeg by Queue Marlowe for Analog Dog *
Skin: AE Skins – Patrice T3 Bare by Sachi Vixen for Adam n Eve *
Eyes: IKON Lucid Eyes – Denim (ML) by Ikon Innovia for IKON *
Top: *blowpop* Three Goddesses Print Tank (Long) by Annyka Bekkers for Blowpop
Pants: [SC] Surf Couture – Yoga Pants Leg – Light Gray by Emma Gilmour for Surf Couture
Feet: [Gos] Barefoot – Flat by Gospel Voom for Gos Boutique*
Massage Table: Dutchie massage table adult by Froukje Hoorenbeek of Dutchie *
Yoga mat: Dutchie mesh sequenced yoga mats by Froukje Hoorenbeek of Dutchie *
Thanks to Grayson for being the masseur model.