LET’S TAKE PRACTICE ONLINE | LOCKDOWN PLAN 2
Here we go again, life’s shifting. And, as every good yogi knows, it’s time to let go of resistance to what is, get your best ‘flexy’ on and…well…adjust.
And just like last time, the YL Team is right there beside you aiming to get you through this lockdown feeling more positive, healthier and happier.
So what’s the plan?
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
by Paul Warner
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 Local the studio is about to be birthed!
I’m going for a natural delivery (no forceps, drug intervention) but I guess much like childbirth, I’ll have little say and at the very least it’ll be painful and require a lot of deep breathing. (Pranayama is my friend). 😉
And when am I expecting? Err around June time. But again the Law of Detachment (letting go) says hold on to the vision, but don’t be fixed on the outcome. I won’t if you won’t.
So, do you want to know more?
Need help finding your ‘back to yoga school’ spirit? 🧘🏼♂️
Summer is almost done, the holidays are nearly over, and the kids are going back to school (or in my case flying the nest!) Life can get back to a ‘normal’ routine. But will that routine include something for your Self?
If you’re currently telling yourself that you’ll do yoga, “if” you have time you almost certainly won’t have time, right? I know it, so do you. (I’m a tough love kind of girl)…☺️😍
So instead, get still, breath and make a conscious choice. Ask, do you want to make time for your Self?
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.
You asked: What does yoga have to do with hormonal health?
Yogi chickadee, if you are of a certain age it won’t be much of a surprise that between the ages of 35 and 50 us girls experience our worst psychological wellbeing due to hormone issues. Hands up if that’s you. Mine’s up there too.
What’s happening here? Let’s take a quick lesson in biology.
Hormones are chemical messengers that are jettisoned into your body by your endocrine system. And get this… they influence:
- Your emotions
- How you eat
- How you fight off illness
- Your reproductive cycle
- Your sleep cycles
- Your behaviour
- How you react to stress
With a mindful lifestyle and a regular yoga practice you can help prevent hormones from hijacking your health, wellbeing, love life, the whole ‘shebang’.
What to know more? Of course. Come with me.
Easy does it….
Most of us know what’s good for us, but choosing to show up and do the work is…dag nam it… sooo, so hard. Even the push of a New Year, the promise of a fresh start, doesn’t stop us from giving up, sometimes before we’ve even started.
Here’s what’ll help – start by making stupidly small, ridiculously easy, steps that throwing up resistance becomes (quite frankly) absurd. This works with any challenge, and it can work with starting a meditation practice too… which leads me to..ta dahhh…
The 7 Day Meditation Practice Challenge.
Each day I invite you to take on one small challenge that will move you slowly in the direction of your meditation mat and hopefully, in small easy steps, to a daily meditation practice.
Have fun diving in to some stillness…
Hands up if you’ve ever had physio? Hands up if the reason you called your physio was down to any one of these?
Probably all three right?
Now ask yourself, was something way, WAY off balance before you actually made that call. Had your body stopped talking in whispers and started shouting – “You got to help me out here. Stop doing the thing that you are doing and let’s try and fix this.”
Oh yes – I’ve been there and I know I am not alone.
According to the NHS, the things we mostly seek physio out for include one or more of the following: