The Secret of Savasana

Anybody who’s attended a yoga class at some point in their life will have practiced a savasana. That moment at the end of class where you lie very still on your back and enter in to some form of relaxation. Sometimes it’s two minutes, sometimes it’s ten. It could be guided by the teacher, there could be music playing, or you could have total silence. The nature of the savasana may change from teacher-to-teacher but essentially the essence is always the same.

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I’m back. Plus one!

So after more than a year since I last posted (oh dear, must get better at this blogging malarkey) I am finally back and writing again. But where to begin? So much has happened over this past year it’s hard to know how to start getting my thoughts down, but it’s probably best to start with the main event itself…Mr Felix Anthony White.

 

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Teaching yoga whilst pregnant (PART 2)

I left off a few weeks back having spent the majority of my first trimester feeling pretty rubbish. Morning sickness, exhaustion, little yoga teaching and, worst of all, no yoga practice. I was pretty miserable in all honesty but knew that beating myself up was only going to contribute to me feeling rubbish, so I signed up for two teacher trainings so that I could continue on my yoga journey whilst allowing my body the time it needed to grow my baby.

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Teaching yoga whilst pregnant (PART 1)

If you’ve been following my journey so far you will most likely have noticed that I am pregnant…23 weeks pregnant to be precise. I have a rapidly growing bump and a little baby that is very much alive and kicking. I thought being a pregnant yoga teacher would be easy, but as I’ve discovered, it’s not been quite as smooth-sailing as I’d hoped.

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A little bit of news…

Hi all,

Long time no see.

You’ll have to accept my apology. You see, I’ve been decidedly absent from blogging about my yoga life these past few months. It’s been a crazy old time and I fully intend to document it all over the coming weeks and months, but for now I’ll leave you with this little nugget of news…

shit just got real

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Losing my Dad. Learning how to breathe again.

To breathe. The complex process of taking oxygen in to our bodies and then expelling it back out again. It’s a subconscious yet integral part of our existence. If we don’t have breath then we don’t have life. It’s such a simple concept, so why does it feel so impossible sometimes?

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Goodbye June, see ya July, hello August!

Hello strangers!

It’s been a while since I last posted and, contrary to popular belief, my radio silence hasn’t been down to catching up on OITNB (although I’ll admit to enjoying season three immensely). I’ve actually been pretty busy, really busy in fact. Over the past two months I’ve gone from teaching at one studio to teaching at three. And not just any old studios, two of the most successful yoga studios in the region.

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Five Things I’ve learnt

I’ve been teaching yoga for just over two months now. It’s crazy to think that just a few months ago the idea of teaching an entire yoga class would have filled me with fear and now, here I am teaching yoga daily to up to forty people. Oh and absolutely loving it. Let me tell you about a few things I’ve learnt…

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Namaste – so what does it mean?

You’ve completed your first few yoga classes and notice your teacher always ends class the same way. They place their hands in prayer position, either in front of their chest or forehead, bow their head and utter the words ‘Namaste’. You look around the room and realise everyone else is reciprocating, either saying the words or doing the motions. You nervously do the same but have no real understanding of what you are saying or why you are saying it. This was me when I first started out my journey in yoga.

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