Yoga Vocal – Issue 12

YOGA VOCAL – ISSUE 11

Finding the Lesson in the Rule of 6

The Rule of 6… scary right? or is it? you see, EVERYONE that is coming to class in the studio are in a maximum of 6 but instead of being concerned, I watch as their shoulders relax as they walk in to calm that is Yoga Local. 

It’s times like this that yoga can give us that sense of calm and more importantly, a feeling of normality.

We hope you enjoy the latest issue Love the YL Team x.

Once you’ve read through, we’d love to hear from you. Send us your thoughts and comments to assist@yogalocal.co.uk

Yoga Vocal – Issue 11

YOGA VOCAL – ISSUE 11

Finding the Lesson in the Rule of 6

The Rule of 6… scary right? or is it? you see, EVERYONE that is coming to class in the studio are in a maximum of 6 but instead of being concerned, I watch as their shoulders relax as they walk in to calm that is Yoga Local. 

It’s times like this that yoga can give us that sense of calm and more importantly, a feeling of normality.

We hope you enjoy the latest issue Love the YL Team x.

Once you’ve read through, we’d love to hear from you. Send us your thoughts and comments to assist@yogalocal.co.uk

Yoga Vocal – Issue 10

YOGA VOCAL – ISSUE 10

When your well being is EVERYBODY’S wellbeing

We’ve all learned so much over the last 3 months, found out stuff about ourselves that we have liked, things we didn’t like and things about our lives that may change us forever. Most of it has been out of our control, except this bit… Finding Your Purpose. Have a read through to find out why.

Once you’ve read through, we’d love to hear from you. Send us your thoughts and comments to assist@yogalocal.co.uk

How to do nothing and take charge of your health, life and happiness.

3 REASONS NOT TO SKIP SHAVASANA

Let me take your mind to the end of any yoga class. What happens? If you answered ‘blanky time’, ‘Zzzzz’ or ‘I leave – I really haven’t got time for this’ you might just catch me let out a soft sigh of understanding before I wade right in with a yoga reality slap. (Tough love sorry, it’s how this yogi rolls 😝).

What if I told you that this beautiful bookend to your practice called Shavasana/Savasana (or corpse pose), is the pose for taking charge of your life, health and happiness.

Intrigued? Read the blog – it includes a big announcement.😝.

JUST BEGIN: Your Year to be Yogi.

2018 is Your Year to Be Yogi

Let’s get something ‘yoga-plank’ straight. You can be a super-flexy hippy if that’s your thing but if it’s not, hear me out when I say being a yogi ain’t that. Forget that. New thinking required here. If you’re with me, it will change everything. You with me?

Happy days. So, if that’s not who you have to be to be yogi. What is?

Ok…here it comes.

3 Reasons to Find Permission to Pause

YOGA, as well as a really cool physical practice that gives us a great outer bod, also encourages us to take a look under the hood (so to speak) and tinker around for some deeper solutions to life’s daily challenges.

Today’s yoga solution is:  Find Permission to Pause.

Let’s be real, only when you draw that line in the sand, pin your flag to the mast, dig in your size sixes and scream ‘enough now’. Then and only then, can things start to shift in your life, evolve – move along baby.

Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results, whatever you want that result to be is, as Einstein famously put, insane.

I’m not calling anyone crazy, here, but maybe, urmm aren’t we a little?

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…

The four obstacles to achieving your goals

And why it takes courage to confront your dream.

What’s stopping us from realising our dreams? What drives one person to go after what they want, desire or need and another to settle – make do.

Why do some of us ask for more out of life, question why we’re here, and whether what we have achieved is what we even wanted in the first place?

And, while I’m at it, why do some people know what they really, really, REALLY, want, and others have no clue, or simply never ask?

Interested in exploring this with me? Come on in.

More on overcoming hard choices…Don’t resist

The devil is not in the detail, it’s in the denial.

Resistance is our enemy. That’s what author, Steven Pressfield tells me in his book, The War of Art.

Resistance is there any time it comes to making that first step – to meditate, take a yoga class, eat right, pursue a new career, end a relationship, pop the question, write a blog or any activity that rejects an instant fix in favour of long term growth, health or wellbeing. Put simply, any good choice we know to be good for us.

If we let it, resistance will start throwing up excuses of why we can’t, shouldn’t, won’t do what we know we need to do. Stuff like:

How to overcome making hard choices…

Part 1 …like starting a meditation practice.

Is the motivation to do what’s good for you hit and miss? You ate well all week, so tonight – what the heck, show me the ice cream…

Most of us know what’s good for us, but choosing right is hard. How so?

In Deepak Chopra’s and Rudolph Tanzi’s latest book, Super Genes, it throws up some answers.

According to my spiritual teacher, Deepak, and his genetic expert friend Tanzi, choice making it turns out is a skill. One we can cultivate and get better at to the point that eventually what we once thought was an impossibly hard choice (for us, but not necessarily everyone) becomes easy.

The secret?