Yoga – My Journey | The Man behind the Mask

Yoga – My Journey | The Man behind the Mask

by Paul Warner

Today we are gonna talk about one of those taboo subjects, depression. It is, on the face of it, a very simple thing but from my experience one of the most debilitating and complex issues I have ever had the misfortune to bump into.

Yoga – My Journey | Getting Back On The Mat

Yoga – My Journey | Getting Back On The Mat

by Paul Warner

NO.

There, I said it. A simple word and one that means no further action on my part, the ‘easy out’. As we all did, yoga stopped for me in December for the Christmas break, this was near fatal to my regime.
Read on to find out how I got over a dose of the ‘No’ Tourettes.

Yoga – My Journey | BEGIN AGAIN

Yoga – My Journey | Week 6 | Begin Again

by Paul Warner

A new beginning… or Begin|Again to be precise.

Having completed the four-week Begin course as a yoga newbie, I had decided that I had found my thing and I wanted yoga to start to play a part in my life.

How did that go..?

Grab a brew and catch up on the progress I made in just five short hours of yoga…

Yoga – My Journey | Meditation

Yoga – My Journey | Week 5 | Meditation

Do you look outside for things to ‘fix you’, make you feel good?

Maybe food, nice (expensive) things, alcohol, medication, other people? Want to unleash your body’s natural and miraculous power to heal itself and feel good from the inside out?

Meditation is it. But don’t take my word for it. Yoga Begin graduate, Paul Warner, continues to talk about his yoga journey and how he’s gone about discovering his own time on the meditation mat. You can get started too… I’ve got a teeny, tiny challenge you might enjoy… so get curious and take a look. J X🙌

Yoga – My Journey | Week 3

Yoga – My Journey | Week 3

Yoga helps us work with discomfort.

You’ll here me tell ya.. It’s where the growth and magic happens. So stepping into the yoga space for the first time is a big deal – but imagine then sharing that vulnerability and putting yourself out there (baggy yoga pants and all) to write a blog about it! Paul Warner… goes for it…photoshoot and all. 🙌

Yoga – My Journey | Week 2

So what’s it really like to walk into a yoga studio and just BEGIN?
Let Yoga BEGIN course graduate, Paul Warner, enlighten you…

Week 2 had arrived, the nerves were still there but mixed with anticipation this time. The same pupils do the course, each week, so it felt more comfortable seeing faces I recognised…

Yoga – My Journey | Week 1

So what’s it really like to walk into a yoga studio and just BEGIN?
Let Yoga BEGIN course graduate, Paul Warner, enlighten you… (thanks Paul 🙌)

Yoga is for fit people.

Yoga is chanting.

Yoga is something trendy people do. Yoga is not for me!

All of these thoughts and more were in my head as I walked through the door of Yoga Local…

Yoga Q&A Quickie: Sports Specific Yoga

You asked: Why do I need yoga if I’m already active?

Jump on over here to get my top 5 answers to this one. AND find out about my next sports specific yoga series. You won’t want to miss the chance to learn more about how to fine tune your body and mind to the requirements of your sport.

See you inside my yogi-in-training friend. 😉👍

3 Yogi-in-Training Ways to…

Overcome your open water fears

Hang on… before you ditch this blog. Before you say ‘no way Josie’,  I’m no triathlete, nope, not a chance…why would I want to do that? Hear me out.

Ask yourself first my yogi friends, do you love to exercise and stay active? Great, me too. It makes me feel better physically and mentally. Simple. But did you know the setting you exercise in can add on extra benefits?

Water and “blue” space helps us relax and can potentially give us more of a mental boost than slogging it out in the gym, or at home where we’re dodging distractions and sensory stimuli. You know – your phone, TV, music, apps etc.

When we’re near the water, under the water, we get a cognitive rest. We find a sense of calm and clarity. We know intuitively and instinctively that being in and around the blue stuff makes us feel great and it’s also a very real thing scientifically.

Check out your latest Yogi-In-Training blog to learn more and maybe I can tempt you to dig into these 3 top yogi tools to get you over any first-time open water fears.

Go on, dive in…it might be cold, but it’s also totally exhilarating.

Why Runners Do Yoga X 7

If you run, yoga’s a good idea because…

Ok, let’s start with this. The more you can take care of you the more you are able to continue to enjoy and love life. Agree?

Cool. So how does that relate to running? Keep going. Anyone who loves and LIVES to run will know how it feels to have to hang up their runners for any length of time. And I’m guessing their long-suffering significant others most definitely do. Yes? Can I hear nods? Seriously, but that’s life right? We all want to do what we want to do and we are seriously not happy when something, anything; ill health, fatigue, motivation, pain or even our own belief in our ability, stops us in our metaphorical tracks.

So my answer to the question above is simply this. It’s a good idea for runners to take up a yoga practice because the more runners bring yoga into their world, the more runners will continue to enjoy their love of running.

Whatever you already might think a yoga practice is or does, I invite you to consider this. Yoga is a practice that helps us all continue to do what we LIVE and LOVE to do.

Revealing some whys?

Now I appreciate this is a somewhat short and simple answer. There’s loads more to say and I’ll be breaking it all down at the next Yoga for Runners/Athletes Series. If you’re interested in this five-week yoga course designed specifically for runners and athletic types, find out how and when to sign up here and at the end of this article. First here’s just some of the whys I’m always promising…