Our resistance to ‘what is’ is what keeps us trapped in the never-ending cycle of our pain body and can create suffering. Recognising and overcoming resistance is key. Resistance is the reason that we keep re-living and going over our old restrictive behaviour and patterns. Resistance is when we don’t want something to be as it is. We want the situation or outcome to be different to the one we are experiencing. So we physically and or mentally create resistance within our body and mind. Continue Reading →
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How do you create the life you want when it seems the whole world is rallying for your attention?
Have you noticed how so many emails, text and advertising (just to name a few) are marked urgent and in need our immediate attention? Advertising plays on our fear of missing out so we feel compelled to engage. Fear of missing out, also extends to other areas of our life. Continue Reading →
On a scale from 1-10 how trusting are you? Do you try to control every single detail of your life or do you have a little faith in a higher purpose?
In order to trust or have a little faith, we must first believe. Believe that there is something greater at work. A higher plan to our purpose. Continue Reading →
As our yoga class comes to an end, we sit together silently with our eyes closed and bring our hands to our heart in prayer position (Anjali mudra). As I recite my favourite interpretation of Namaste, I feel moved by the meaning behind the spoken words. Together, we gently bow our head as we allow ‘Namaste’ to softly pass through our lips. I am so deeply moved by its divinity a lump forms in my throat and I have goose bumps on my arms. Such is the power of ‘Namaste.’
Have you ever wondered why do you do Yoga? This is a question often asked whether by someone we have met or even our own thought processes as we ponder why we enjoy the practice of Yoga. Continue Reading →
‘Om’ is our connection with the Divine!
To define the meaning of Om is like trying to explain all of existence. ‘Om’ is as elusive in its meaning as it is as powerful in its vibration and divinity. As ‘Om’ is our connection to all things as it is the sound vibration of the Universe. It is said that ‘Om’ can be heard in outer space and that everything comes from the sound vibration of ‘Om’ and goes back to that place. Continue Reading →
Why you should change your perspective to discover your courage through vulnerability. It will change the way you view everything that you do!
‘When we were children, we used to think that when we were grown up we would no longer be vulnerable. But to grow up is to accept vulnerability. To be alive is to be vulnerable.’ – Madeline L’Engle
I don’t know about you, but I have always had this preconceived idea of how I am supposed to be, act and look as a wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend and even as a yoga teacher. Continue Reading →
We all love an affirmation. There is something about affirming to the Universe the wish to make positive changes within ones life. Whether it be that strategically placed stick it note on the bathroom mirror attesting to your self worth and confidence or maybe on the edge of your computer screen encouraging you to reach your potential and to never give up. Continue Reading →
What makes yoga, Yoga?
Have you ever wondered why yoga works and what really goes on in a yoga class that leaves you feeling lighter and brighter?
As you are probably already aware Yoga is a philosophy and as with any type of teaching there is a guide thanks to Patanjali. Continue Reading →