Archive for February 2015

Yoga Journal #38: Auras and Strangers

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Meditation in the morning. Always makes the day better. Chia seed porridge for breakfast – am not sure about it! More work on the website – need to be more unattached to perfection! Watched a yoga class – really gave me confidence that I can definitely teach yoga and be a really authentic and amazing…

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Learn Yogi Stuff: The 8 limbs of Yoga

    Today I have set myself down to learn the Eight Limbs of Yoga, like a good yogi-teacher-in-training. In The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (which is kind of the first formalised book on yoga philosophy), Patanjali describes the path of yoga as being “eight limbed”. The actual sanskrit word he uses is “ASHTANGA” which breaks down…

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Yoga Journal #37: Where’s the science in it?

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Read a scary article this moron on the dangers of headstand in a yoga practice – pretty much freaked me out. We are going so far down this rabbit hole and sometimes it feels like we are doing all this crazy stuff without much scientific evidence to support it and the only accreditation these practices…

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Yoga Journal #36: Foodstuff

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Did meditation this morning – was good! Had the trifecta for breakfast! (lemon and hot water, fresh veggie juice and protein smoothie!) Am keen to try make soaked oats one day too! Did the full exam sequence at home – I left off Ardha Utkatasana, Padangushtasana and Padahastasana – but the entire sequence took me…

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Yoga Journal #35: Common ground

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Did such a fun practice today – playing around with more complex postures and arm balances – it’s really fun to play with new things – rather than keen on the same postures every day. But I suppose that is where the practice of discipline comes into play. Chatted to some of the girls about…

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Yoga Journal #34: Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day practice – lots of partner yoga – and so much fun! Really good way to explore different bodies and learning to become mindful of how different every individual is. Had an amazing diner with Warr – he came to visit at the temple and it was so awesome to show him around and…

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Yoga Journal #33: Eating and Arms

Meditation in the morn and then straight to emails and getting stuff to bake V Day cupcakes which basically took all day! Ate a green smoothie for breakfast – avo, spinach and banana. Then had assorted nuts, tofu, beetroot, hummus, beans – yum! Then a cupcake and half the icing. Haha. Met Warr for coffee…

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Yoga Journal #32: World's Colliding.

Did some meditation in bed. Don’t worry, I was sitting up so it wasn’t “meditation” it was actual meditation. Had the most AMAZING chat with Rachel from Yoga London wanting me to help out with a yoga character for the Yoga London Website. I feel SO excited and inspired for this because it’s like my two…

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Yoga Journal #31: Coconut Oil

Forgot to write this journal yesterday – so can’t actually remember if I did yoga yesterday – my mind is like MUSH. Definitely did a headspace meditation though – they always help focus my day! Had such a CRAZY busy day with new stock of Valentine’s Day cards arrived – so frantic panic trying to…

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Yoga Journal #30: Chakra, Communication, Coincidence.

Woke up and did an AWESOME yoga session including Kriyas, contemplation, meditation and asana. Usually in the mornings I’ve always tried to do asana first and end up half arse-ing it cause my body is SO not a morning body. Then Holly mentioned something over the weekend being about in tune with the vibration of…

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Yoga Journal #29: Imposing yoga?

Had a dentist appointment today – so skipped yoga this morning. BEST dentist appointment ever: no pain, no payment! Wasn’t sure if I was up for yoga today – or if I was going to take today as my break. When Warr got home I said, “Wanna do some yoga?” And he replied with “I…

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Yoga Journal #28: Emotions and Gratitude

Woke up with a slight hangover #fail and felt a bit sicky in the first forward fold – especially when I closed my eyes and felt the room spin – ha! Class was structured a lot on Hamstrings which I liked – feels good to work deeper into one muscle group and see progress even…

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