Self care seems to have been a bit of a "buzz" phrase from 2018- but what does it even mean? It will in fact most likely be very different for us all, but the overall premise is of taking actions or creating #healthy habits (even just very small & simple ones) that help us to maintain or work towards a #happier and #healthier us. "The practice of taking action to preserve or improve one's own health." "The practice of taking an active role in protecting one's own well-being a
Maybe you’ve heard of the more common benefits of a regular #yoga practice; improved flexibility, weight loss, better breathing- but what other benefits does it have that you might not have considered? Yoga is much more than some physical movements and #breathing on a mat, and you might have started to, or start to notice how a regular practice can have a #positive impact in different ways in your everyday life off the mat. 1. Perspective!
Taking that time out to yourself, to
How often do you practice Yoga? Do you have a regular home Yoga practice? As a Yoga teacher I am quite often asked these kind of questions. I think by some it is assumed that as a #yoga teacher I practice #asana every single day for hours on end. I hate to break the illusion but this isn't true, and I will be honest its not true for the majority of Yoga teachers I know. That's not to say I do not have my own personal practice, I do. And I also feel that maintaining this is in
noun: yoga 1. a Hindu #spiritual and ascetic discipline, a part of which, including breath control, simple #meditation, and the adoption of specific bodily postures, is widely practised for #health and #relaxation. (Source: Google) Yoga has certainly become big business over the past few years, and it could be said that what #yoga actually is or the true meaning of Yoga, has become somewhat blurred. In a broader sense, is there really an answer to "What is Yoga?" as for each
Well it's been a while since I posted (understatement), and I'm sure I mentioned somewhere in a previous post about writing more often- oops! I suppose there has been a mixture of reasons that I haven't written a new post; the age old lack of #time, lack of #energy, and maybe a little lack of #inspiration- and I'm a believer in not forcing things but rather letting them #flow naturally when it feels right (convincingly got out of that one right)?! If I'm honest the start of t
If you are a regular #yoga class goer, or have been home practising and learning about Yoga yourself, you will no doubt have heard, and also know of #mantra and #chanting. Possibly the most well known of all being #AUM or OM. But what is it all about? Is everyone a bit loopy sat there saying these strange foreign sounding words and phrases with their eyes closed, some swaying from side to side?! Mantra is #energy, #vibration, #sound. Simply put, Mantra is chanting of words or
So, if you read my last #blog you will know that firstly, I ramble a lot, and secondly it was originally going to be what is now this blog post. Again, sorry about that BUT great news- here's the actual content. If you didn't read my last post (shame on you), then in a nutshell this is the first essay that I wrote when embarking on my 200 hour Yoga# teacher training course, over 2 years ago now. It seemed apt when racking my brains about how I should start blog writing for m