Why oh why does our culture glorify busy-ness so much? We’re supposed to struggle, to push through our comfort zones, to do, to achieve, to climb the ladder. Blah, blah, blimmin’ blah. Whatevs. We’re not meant to want to relax in
Do you know how you feel when you relax? This is a good question to ask yourself! Without having to ponder it, do you truly know the answer? So often we focus on the negative sensations we experience in the
Now, there’s a claim. Fear and anxiety are a natural reaction to being alive? Blimey, that doesn’t sound very positive does it?! But if we delve a little deeper into this idea it makes a lot of sense – and
I can’t relax. I can’t switch off. My mind is constantly racing. I can’t concentrate on anything. I can’t sleep. These are some of the common phrases I hear from my (new) yoga clients, as well as friends and family.
Do you remember when you were little and you’d spend, what felt like hours, lying on the grass and staring at the sky? Watching the clouds form and change and pass? Watching, with fascination, the colours behind your closed eye
You’re tense. Overwhelmed. You can’t think straight. You don’t know where to begin. You’re feeling irritable, frustrated – angry with yourself and the world! Tense jaw, shoulders and you’re barely breathing. You can’t focus. Your life is out of balance.
Anxiety. Those worried thoughts; the general feeling of unease; the feeling that your nerves are on edge. Apprehension. Agitation. Do you feel it? I know I am prone to it. Now, I have a hunch that those of us who
Be calm. Be grounded. But don’t feel you have to be nice! Grounding into the support of the strong earth beneath. Living in the present moment. Accessing inner peace. Releasing that which no longer serves me with my breath and
Someone recently asked me, “how do you shake off the guilt when you stop and relax”? A very good question that got me thinking… I’d posted a message on my Facebook page from Action for Happiness “Stop the Glorification of Busy”
Happy New Year! The year has turned again and here you are at the start of 2016. Are you feeling the calling to turn a new leaf? To make resolutions? To stop doing this; to change that; to be more this;