Archive for January 2015

Yoga Journal #20: Living in Retakes.

Went to the driving range with Warr to pick up his golf clubs. Was watching him hit some shots from the driving range – kept trying to get “the right shot” of him swinging – then realised that instead of watching my husband play golf, I was living in retakes. So had a moment where…

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Adho Mukha Svanasana

Adho Mukha Svanasana // Downward Dog Getting into the pose: From Urdhva Mukha Svanasana (Upward Facing Dog) tuck the toes under and push into the hands as you send your tailbone back towards your heels and up into the air. Things to note: Make sure the weight of the body is towards the heels –…

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Yoga Journal #19: Yin Yoga

Went to a Yin Yoga class – didn’t really feel like it but when anyway and SO glad I did! Def didn’t get a “yogi sweat” on but felt very soft and floaty after class – held each pose for like 5 minutes each – was very different to anything else I’ve done before.Actually quite…

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Urdhva Mukha Svanasana

Urdhva Mukha Svanasana // Upward Facing Dog Getting into the pose: Lowering down from plank (through Caturanga Dandasana) lift the heart forward and up, pressing into the arms and engaging the legs. The legs should be active with the thighs lifting off the floor. Common Errors in the pose: Draw the shoulders away from the…

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Yoga Journal #18: Yoga Class Love

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Just got home from a yoga studio – asked them if I would be able to do a class observation with them and they weren’t happy with people doing observations within their studio- fair enough – but am a bit worried that I won’t find a place to do them all. Absolutely LOVED the class…

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Yoga Journal #17: Home Practice.

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Didn’t practice in the morning but ended up having a long yoga session in the evening by myself. Taught Warr some yoga when he got home- feeling much more confident in my teaching! Timing is good too. Am really loving the home practice now!

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Yoga Journal #16: My First Hot Power Yoga.

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Just got back from my first ever HOT power yoga session at a hot power yoga studio nearby. I don’t think I’m ever going to be able to enjoy a yoga class again! ha! The space was really cool – candles, heated wooden floor – although it was pretty loud and weird sounding when people…

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Yoga Journal #15: Savasana

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Dentist app this morn – super shitty! Possible root canal on the 8th February – will see. 🙁 Didn’t do yoga this morn and can def see how it is a lot harder/more difficult to maintain a home practice when you have a place /job to be at 9am – feel very lucky that I…

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Yoga Journal #14: Habit forming

Had a different teacher  for practice today – enjoyed her class although Holly is probably still my favourite?! (if there is such a thing in yoga!?) Super interesting that some of the yogis really liked when she said “breathe in for nothing”  – (I guess it helps you keep track of where you are as…

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Yoga Journal #13: Bandhas Engage

Once again loved Holly’s class this morning – the wording she uses is so amazing and I kind of feel like I want to record everything she says so that I can play them back to myself for inspiration – not that I want to learn her words but feel like when I am doing…

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Yoga Journal #12: Collaboration Station

Had the happiest day today – met up with Bobbi at the creative mornings workshop – then had coffee afterwards. Got an email from Rachel at Yoga London (where I am doing my training) – to enquire about working together and I’m SO EXCITED!! Feels like I totally intentioned that shit! I’ve been secretly been thinking…

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Yoga Journal #11: Short one.

Did manage to go for a run on Wednesday eve – well done self! It felt good and definitely want to include more runs this week! As Warr got into bed this evening he said, “Ah boo – no yoga this evening!” which was really sweet. Am feeling so grateful that he is getting into…

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