Just before I started yoga teacher training, I was at cross-roads in my life.
It was September 2016 and I had just re-prioritised my life and moved cities to be close to loved ones. I remember one particular day so well. I’d arrived in a rush from the office job that I was doing at the time. I sat myself down and took a deep breath. It was visiting time at the hospice where my mum was being cared for, and you never knew quite what to expect. There were tears, sometimes roaring laughter and usually frank words.
Do you ever feel that you are fraying at the edges? Do you just want to scream or cry or both because you feel so tired? If your answer is yes to any of these questions – I know where you’re coming from. I have been there too!
“Change only happens in the present moment. The past is already done.
The future is just energy and intention.” ― Kino MacGregor
Understanding our habits and the functioning of our brain
Did you know there's such a thing as waking up at the perfect time each morning for your unique constitution (dosha)?
Ayurveda and Yoga both believe that how you wake up, as well as when, is crucial to experiencing a vibrant, stress-free, energised and purposeful day.
So tomorrow morning, before you jump out of bed and dive in to your day (or reach for your phone!), maybe take just 5 minutes to focus yourself.
When humanity sets out to create unity the results are awesome. In fact when you look at the statistics, 99% of the world is at peace! Humanity has made stunning progress towards building unity, collaboration and health for all in the last 100 years... and when we build on this positivity we help it grow.
So when we hear news of suffering, terrorism or poverty, perhaps the greatest thing we can do in response is to add positivity to the world.
Here are just a few ideas for you - and feel free to add your own in the comments at the bottom of the page.
Dru Yoga - the extended runner
There are many ways to work with this posture to gain long term health benefits. Here are some of them!
This posture is used within the Sun Sequence and also as a great body preparation for the illiopsoas muscle for postures like the Lord of the Dance (Natarajasana ), the Camel and the Bow.