Yoga Musings

Yoga Cueing Overload

It's confusing....... There you are on your yoga mat. The teacher is saying all the 'right' things. Their cues are spot on, their sequence is accessible, even their playlist is a soothing accompaniment to the class. All of these things are creating what might be...

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Permission to Chill Out

A closer look at the Vagus Nerve which has a large influence over the nervous system and its ability to rest. Practices that can assist with rejuvenating the nervous system

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Creating our own Dukkha

Dukkha is the first of the Four Noble Truths in Buddhism and means anything that is unsatisfactory or the stress we can experience when something is unfolding in life that is undesirable. We understand that life will have suffering, the wheel of life itself outlines...

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Dissolving Disappointment

Have you ever felt disappointment in your life? Like really FELT it? I mean, unless you have lead a completely charmed life, and always got exactly what you wanted, then the experience of being disappointed in an outcome is sure to have crossed your path. Would it be...

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Hips & Warrior 1

In class today, I had a student who is a regular on the yoga mat ask me about Warrior 1 alignment. I was surprised, as I didn't feel I had said anything different in this class, and also as they were not a new or beginner student, I assumed they had a solid foundation...

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Meditate between the gaps

While I was in Sri Lanka, I headed off to a Ayurvedic Retreat, Plantation Villa, to do some much needed detoxing and reflection of where I was heading.....ie Mid life crisis kinda reflecting Plantation Villa Ayurvedic Retreat My days at Plantation Villa, were very...

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Self Compassion – You Owe it to Yourself

  How is it possible that we can treat others with more compassion and understanding then perhaps we show ourselves? It is a familiar pattern - someone makes a mistake or an event unfolds and they feel guilty, and there you are, soothing, affirming and saying it will...

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Bon Voyage – I’m Going On A Yoga Retreat

We all have a little bit of Wanderlust within us, the desire to travel, experience parts of the world that offer cultural diversity, and to be reminded of how big this planet is that we walk upon. There is something magical about setting foot inside a country that...

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Taking an anxious pause……

It was simple enough. I had been organising some details with a friend around going away for the weekend. I hit send on my last message, looking forward to finding out everything I could about the weekend, and getting ready as it was only a few days away. I got on...

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Filling the void

"Most people in the West belong to a popular cult of individualism and materialism where the pursuit of our trivial, petty desires is a daily ritual".   ~ Russell Brand. Recovery: Freedom from our Addictions I put down his book and reflected. Shit! I am one of those...

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Love the imperfections

Why is it that it is so easy to spot other people's neurosis or 'unacceptable' behaviours, while we sit on our throne of self awareness, positive that we are nothing like the people that we judge! I have had some interesting conversations this week, and seem to be...

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