Archive for February 2015

Yoga Journal #47: Two worlds.

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Tried to replicate the yoga class I saw last night – at home this morning – took me 45 mins when it took them an hour! haha clearly I left a few things out – or perhaps just a speedy yogi! Must slow down. Slow down to speed up. Felt good thought to move. Was…

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What does yoga do for the body? Benefits of yoga

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I could sit and write for days about the way that yoga has changed my life. The way it has changed my thought processes, my mental activity, my attitude to life, the relationships with the people around me and my outlook on life in general. If you aren’t quite ready to believe me on all…

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Yoga Journal #46: Namaste

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So far behind on this yoga and journaling thing – not sure I like what happens when life gets in the way of yoga! Feels like a weird sentence but it’s true and yoga IS a way of life! Anyway. I’m writing this journal entry on 3 March and I honestly can’t remember if I…

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Learn Yogi Stuff: The Niyamas.

The Niyamas (one of the 8 limbs of yoga) refer to the self observations that we make within our own lives. There are five of these in total – 1. TAPAS – The word tapas in Sanskrit comes from the root word tap – meaning heat or fire. In the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali – there…

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Yoga Journal #45: Treasure Hunt

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Warr’s Birthday! Amaazing morning yoga practice at home. Timing is perfect – feels so much quicker now! Had an awesome treasure hunt planned and ended at the Thai place! Bought husband a yoga mat for one of his birthday presents – not 100% about his reaction! (although he did request it!) haha! Saw J and Bruce…

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Yoga Journal #44: Dedications

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Warr off to the doctors so he had a bit of a lie in – made him some coffee in bed – which he never gets – even although he had been awake for about an hour before me – doing stuff – he had to get back into bed for the coffee! Ha! Did…

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Learn Yogi Stuff: The Yamas

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As mentioned in a previous post – there are 8 limbs or pathways of yoga. (Yamas, Niyamas, Asana, Pranayama, Pratyahara, Dharana, Dhanya, Samadhi). Today I want to explain more about The Yamas – which are the ethical considerations within this eightfold path. Basically some guidelines for living a good ol’ wholesome life. There are five…

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Yoga Journal #43: Quickie.

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No yoga today – niggly hamstring. Made tumeric and carrot soup for dinner  -then put candles and The Beatles record on. And proper setting of the table. Like really fancy humans. That’s it.

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Yoga Journal #42: Krishna and Curries

Was really good to have a practice that was led by the other yogis – really good and confidence building for them! Kind of wish I had gotten to teach as much as they did  – about 1/4 of the class each! Absolutely LOVED the teaching that I did. I did end up telling Warren…

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Yoga Journal #41: Fucking beautiful

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Was my turn to do the “teaching” to the whole class and adjustments – absolutely LOVED it! Was much more nervous thatn I thought I would be! Started off really well – I thought I fumbled a bit on the feeting then became a bit more nervous adn shaky – although after speaking to people…

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Yoga Journal #40: Mysore Style

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Followed a kind of Mysore practice this evening – where you practice on your own with no guidance from a teacher. Really loved it – really made me focus inwards because knowing that if I look to someone else in a different posture – I will lose myplace in the sequence. So it really made…

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Yoga Journal #39: Hummus and Halloumi

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Did the full exam sequence this morning – put on full workout clothes – which helped! After 15 minutes of meditation – which was amazing. The sequence took me 43 mins though – and should have taken 1 hour – so maybe need to slow down a bit. Need to get this watch fixed so…

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