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5 Yoga Tips for Spring

April 23, 2019

  1. Breath deeply and say thank you to the universe. The more we express our thanks the more abundant our lives will be.
  2. Stimulate your circulation with a few rounds of Sun Salutations or Cat/Cow pose.
  3. Burn away winter lethargy by igniting your fire (Agni) with postures that utilize large muscle groups such are Warrior postures or Chair.
  4. Detoxify your liver and kidney with twisting postures.  Do the same for your digestive tract with the Bow.
  5. Meditate to detoxify your mind and give yourself the power to choose how you exercise, eat, drink and breath.
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5 Tips to Inspire your Yoga Practice in 2019

January 3, 2019

Happy New Year  

Hatha Yoga Classes are resuming  in Alderley Edge and Wilmslow on 7th January.  Full details can be found on the Classes page.  If you wish to join any of the classes please call me on 01625 585595.

To help inspire your yoga I have detailed below a few tips from webmd.com:

  1. Put the emphasis on your internal experience rather than your outer performance.
  2. Learn to experience the sensation of movement, down to the tiniest micro movement.
  3. Always try to find your “edge” — the place where your body feels challenged, but not overwhelmed. When you achieve this, keep an open, accepting state of mind.  Give yourself permission to rest when you’re tired.
  4. Combine your yoga with positive self-talk. Appreciate your efforts and praise your inner goodness.
  5. Recognize that you are not only working on your body, but are also working to develop qualities like patience, discipline, wisdom, kindness and gratitude.  Realize your efforts are not just inspiring you, but also inspiring others as you become more attuned to who you are, inside and out.

5 Tips to Stay Happy & Balanced during Autumn

August 22, 2018

Yoga classes are resuming on 3rd September and details can be found on the “Classes” page.

This is a time when we may feel a little less centred and a little sad that summer is coming to an end. It is a time when our energy levels and activity are increasing in preparation for the colder months. You are not on your own if you are feeling a little scattered or rushed as the winds of change flow.

Below are 5 tips to help you stay happy & balanced during the transition to Autumn.

  1.  Pace yourself and take time to stop and tune into your body and mind. Yoga helps recharge your batteries and enables you to tackle tasks more efficiently. This is a natural time for reflection and restoration.
  2. Try to ensure that there is structure to your day. An erratic schedule can lead to an erratic mind and behavior.
  3. Work on mindful movements, one pose at a time. Focus on developing your awareness of a poses with steadiness and balance.
  4. Focus on the breath by practicing seated poses that allow the breath to flow freely around the abdomen and pelvic floor. Melt into the pose, letting go of stress or anything that no longer serves you, just as the trees let go of their leaves.
  5. Stay grounded and find stillness in silence. This is especially helpful in balancing the fast moving mind. This is an amazing time to establish a meditation practice. Maybe try using the free app “Insight Timer” which contains numerous guided meditations.

Summer Yoga

April 2, 2018

The body can become tight during the cold months of winter. When the weather becomes warmer, the heat penetrates our muscles. This loosens up the body and provides an opportunity for the body to flow softly into poses. This is an ideal time to obtain deeper flexibility.

Thank You So Much

January 19, 2017

014aaa96-c183-c972-941f3897002d913aI would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who attended the Charity Candlelit Yoga on Saturday 14th January 2017 in Aid of Cancer Research.  A total of £1,173 was raised which I believe is a truly wonderful achievement.  This is a charity that is very close to my heart and am grateful to everyone who attended for their support.

 

 

Charity Candlelit Yoga

December 16, 2016

downloadI am arranging an afternoon of candlelit yoga at the Festival Hall, Alderley Edge on Saturday, 14th January to raise money for Cancer Research.

The festivities of Christmas will have passed and this will be an opportunity to dedicate a little time to yourself.

It will be starting at 2.30 pm and finishing at 5.30 pm, with doors opening at 2pm to enable everyone to get settled on their mats. During the afternoon your will be balancing and nourishing your body, mind and spirit. You may be surprised at what can be achieved in such a short time. You will leave feeling amazing and energised, ready to focus on your dreams and wishes for 2017.

The afternoon will include:

  •  Introduction
  • Yoga Flow
  • Love and Peace Meditation
  • Yoga Nidra
  • Drinks & Nibbles

There are limited places, available, approx. 50, so booking is essential. The cost of attending is £20 which will be required to secure your booking.

If you wish to attend kindly email me at dee.blow@hotmail.co.uk.

 

Namaste – Tips to Improve your Life

June 5, 2016

 

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I love to end my yoga classes by saying Namaste.  We hold our hands in front of our heart chakra, or move them from our third eye to our heart, and then bow our heads as we say the Sanskrit greeting Namaste.  To find the literal meaning of Namaste, the word needs to be broken down into 3 parts.  Nama means ‘bow’, as means ‘I’ and te means ‘you”.  I bow to you.

Below are some translations for the word Namaste which are in general use:

  • The divine in me bows to the divine in you.
    It is an expression of gratitude and equality. In yoga it is good to use it to honour the teacher, ourselves
  • The highest in me recognises the highest in you.
    It is wonderful to consider the best and highest in each other.  It encourages less judgement and more compassion. It also enables us to consider the bigger picture when difficulties arise.
  • My soul honors your soul. I honor the place in you where the entire universe resides. I honor the light, love, truth, beauty and peace within you, because it is also within me. In sharing these things we are united, we are the same, we are one.
    This is my favorite interpretation.  It acknowledges that my spirit and your spirit are one.  It also encourages us to treat others as we would wish to be treated ourselves.