Gratitude! to you for your continued presence, and your continued commitment to your health and your full, real potential. Celebrate, as YOU make this happen. Not me. Often, you thank me for passing on my wisdom, guiding you, making you feel good about yourself. It is you though that has to listen, and to action it all. So with autumn upon us, do find some quiet time, yes, a minute is sufficient, and reflect on what you do well, reflect on how far you have come in your life and your practice. Slow down a bit and look at the things in life that work really well for you. Look at the colour all around you and let your heart be filled with gratitude. Celebrate what you have and can do and feel your inner self smiling, your heart rate slowing and your breath deepening.
In all our yoga classes we have held our standing poses a little longer to really ground down and yet uplift, to slow down and deepen our experience in the present moment. We also incorporated more twists and supportive breathing (pranayama) to fire up our digestive system again after the Easter indulgence.
My own yoga practice has changed significantly over the years and my regular Ashtanga yoga practice has to be done at home now with no help of a teacher. "What is Ashtanga Yoga", is my latest blog for you, explaining what Ashtanga yoga means and what it entails, based on my experience. Here it is for you...
This Friday, 17th April, we will transition from summer to autumn with our 1hr Yoga Nidra guided meditation. Join us from 6pm to 7pm for a mindful way to finish your week. More info here. Let me know that you are coming, via return email please. Only 2 spots left.
It is wise to turn inwards and slow down a little as the days get shorter and our inner and outer nature changes. An appropriate way to do so is with our popular and effective monthly meditation workshops. The next one is on May 17. Let me know via email if you want to attend. More info here and below.
Sound meditation and Yin yoga class will return on Sunday, June 14th and registration is open now. We look forward to Melissa's of YogaSound return to our sanctuary to bathe us in the warmth of sound and slow movement.
Know that any resources can be found on the website under blog. And I am always happy to answer and research any questions you may have.
And if your muscles and soft tissue sing out to you after your strong, slow yoga practice then you can find relief with a massage or a reflexology treatment with me. You know where to find me. See you on the mat, or the table.
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