Do you sometimes feel totally exhausted? Drained of energy? Like your get-up-and-go has got-up-and-gone?!
Believe me, I know what it feels like after a day of trying to cross as many things off your to-do list as possible, being pulled this way and that by the many demands on your time and attention. Sometimes I feel exhausted and totally drained .
Yes, (even) yoga teachers can feel like this too. However, being a good yogini I know which yogic tools to reach for to help restore me to a state of equilibrium.
And I know that when you reach this feeling of deep tiredness, you have a choice. Read more…
So, you practise yoga and you love the feeling of stretching out and releasing tightness from your body.
You’re noticing that you can bend and move more easily than you used to; you’ve re-established a connection with your breath to enable you to relax; and you’re enjoying the quiet sense of resilience and peacefulness which a yoga practice can bring.
Maybe you’ve noticed shifts in the perception of your emotions, energy levels and thoughts as and after you’ve practised yoga on the mat. Maybe you’ve felt elated; other times jittery and a bit unsettled; other times blissfully tranquil.
But just how and why do these stretches, twists, balances, breathing and relaxation have such a deep effect? Read more…
How you get on with particular yoga postures can tell you a lot about yourself. Your yoga practice can tell you how your body, mind and emotions are today – if you’re willing to listen!
It’s particularly interesting to listen when you come across a posture you find more challenging than others.
One posture I used to find more challenging is Extended Lateral Triangle (Utthita Trikonasana).
I remember my first yoga teacher saying to me that you know you truly love yoga when you learn to love triangle postures (Trikonasana). And I remember thinking at the time I certainly did not love them and couldn’t imagine a time when I would!
In fact, I found Extended Lateral Triangle a real challenge and I struggled against it. Read more…
An email popped into my inbox the other day which included this: “If you think you go around in the world unseen or unrecognized, you’re incorrect. We are all acutely aware of each other, and energy leads the way, more than what we do or say”. [ From Planet SARK ]
As one who, through lack of confidence, has in the past tried to hide myself away on some level and not be noticed, this really struck a chord with me. Read more…