More on why we all need a yoga practice.
Did you know when we are out of balance we tend to stay out of balance. To the point where someone’s ‘out of balanced’ state might actually feel (at least to them)… balanced, even good.
This is not good. It’s a lie people fall asleep to night after night. And if you’re wondering why we’d do that to ourselves, hear me out.
I was drawn, and still am drawn, to dynamic, strong movement. No pain no gain! I’m an 80s chick. I got the T-shirt. Plus, it’s not the easiest pattern of thinking to shift.
But what I get now, thanks to studying, practicing and teaching yoga, is being drawn to dynamic work, doesn’t necessarily mean it’s what someone needs. At least not all the time.
Does doing Yoga mean I can’t eat meat, eggs or dairy?
5 things that Ayurveda has taught me and guides my choices.
Today we’re taking about two things.
Ahimsa and Veganuary.
Ahimsa is the yoga concept of ‘do no harm’ and something we’re working on this week a part of #takecare month. What that looks like in our home practice is making more use of blocks and straps, working into postures with compassion, not forcing, criticising, judging.
It’s also ‘Go Vegan in January’ month… or Veganuary.
So sit back relax and find out how I’m guided to make choices through the teachings of Ayurveda on this week’s podcast.
The Yoga Local Podcast | What You Need Is A Plan.
Routine, habits and working in a systematic way to move you towards your goals (spiritual, physical or otherwise) is the topic of this week’s podcast.
And it kind of relates to what’s playing out for me in my yoga business right now. If you go through my archives you’ll notice I was podcasting well before I opened the physical studio space 18 months ago and it got sidelined as other areas of the business naturally took priority.
Honestly, other areas of my life continue to take priority and quite frankly unless I find the space, create the habits and make systematic steps, it’s unlikely that picture will change any time soon.
So, I decided to just start. To just greet the moment. And do something towards making it happen. And hey presto here’s the outcome of that choice.
What did you do with your locked-down morning today?
You know… that part that was your own, where you got to choose? Before the demands of others barged in.
Do you have a systematic plan? Or do you leave it to chance.
Do you choose to mindlessly flick through your phone, or do you choose to get up and mindfully move?
Maybe you think it’s hard to change your habits? You’ve tried before, it failed. It’s impossible! You tell yourself this often enough. Guess what! You’ll be right.
But just maybe you could think differently?
It’s back! And it’s FREE.
Throughout January I’m inviting you to work to a systematic plan to take care of your Self!
Did you know working towards a spiritual goal is called Sadhana in yoga speak? Anyway… here’s the plan. It was created in Lockdown Take 2 and it’s back to support you through the challenges of Lockdown living!!
Take a look and download your copy of week 1 right here.