Screen Free Sleep

Last month I made a commitment to myself – no screens in the bedroom. That means no phones, no laptop, no TV, no iPad. You see, I have a really bad habit – most nights I’ll get in to bed and spend at least 20 minutes (and often longer) aimlessly scrolling through Facebook or Instagram. Sound familiar? I’m not even using this time in my day to be productive and send an email or a message (although I’m not condoning that either). No, worse than that, I’m spending this time clouding my mind with cat videos and yoga photos. It’s a really bad habit, and it’s increasingly affecting the wellbeing of not just me but of my family as a whole. But wow, it’s such a difficult habit to kick.

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Yoga Pose of the Month – Warrior II / Virabhadrasana II

 

If ever a yoga pose had the perfect name, then it’s Warrior II. Or Virabhadrasana (veer-ah-bah-drahs-anna) as it’s traditionally called in Sanskrit. A fierce and dynamic pose that requires the perfect balance of strength and flexibility to achieve ease and grace in the pose. A pose that embodies the spirit of a warrior and which demands strength and stamina from the tips of your fingers to the tips of your toes. It may be a beginner’s level pose, but it certainly isn’t easy, and that’s exactly why it’s such a great foundational pose to work in to your practice.

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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.

Pregnancy 3 (fbook)

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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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