Monday, 31 March 2014

Finding time

Man it's hard to find the time isn't it.
Man it's hard to find the time isn't it.

Another weekend whizzes past and along with it my visions of a beauuuuuuuuutiful yoga practise in my sunny garden.

It dawned on me today as I whizzed around Tesco...if I don't schedule something, it doesn't happen. I mark on the calendar: birthdays, kids play-dates, weddings, buy school uniform for boys, etc, etc, blah, blah, blah. But if I don't set aside time to do something just for me; if I don't say no to 20 other things, then I miss out on something that fills me with delight and makes my body feel fantastic.

Our lives are made up of days. Our days are full of things we need to do, and a few things we choose to do. If we aren't mindful our days are swallowed up by things that don't enhance our life.

The tricky bit is working out what you can let slide. In my humble experience that can't be done last minute. I know how good I feel when I practise yoga. The feelings of calm, peace and strength stay with me long after I have rolled up my yoga mat. So I am timetabling some yoga...7.30pm here we come!

Friday, 28 March 2014

 I am serious about Iyengar and yet my classes are full of laughter. We are different bodies, different gender, different religion, race, ideas.....

But we share something. From the bodybuilder with incredibly tight muscles to the injured runner, to the tired new mum.


We share poses that make us feel amazing, poses that elude us initially, poses that are incredibly challenging/invigorating/soothing/ surprising... 

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Tomorrow, I start a new weekly Saturday class at Everyone Active (Grange Paddocks) - a trusted fitness brand with great facilities in Bishop's Stortford. I'm looking forward to meeting new people, laughing and experimenting, and sharing all of those things that make Iyengar Yoga so deeply fulfilling
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I'd love to see you there - beginner, sporty type, occasional gymbody or fitness guru - you'll all get something out of my class. That's why Iyengar Yoga is so rewarding...


Sunday, 23 March 2014

Namaste

It all starts here...I'm hoping these pages will be a place to share, learn and grow. I left my first yoga class with a sense of wonder. I felt focused, calm, relaxed and happy.


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I discovered strengths & weaknesses, likes & dislikes and parts of my body I didn’t know existed! I was physically tired with aching muscles. I had concentrated with a single-mindedness that was new to me. All worries had literally vanished as my whole being was focussed on the demands of the class. This one Iyengar yoga class led to a twenty year journey of self exploration through yoga. A journey I am still on. A journey I would like you to take, one step at a time.

Join me on Saturday at Everyone Active, Grange Paddocks, Bishops Stortford at midday......... and start a journey of your very own.