AW Yoga Blog

LESS THINKING

23rd February 2022

Thoughts are experts at stopping us do things we want to do, have you noticed? When people say “the only one standing in your way is you” I guess they are talking about thoughts we keep thinking and that are unhelpful to us. Lately I have become more aware of…

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LET’S TALK CONSISTENCY

24th January 2022

There are things I would like to change in my life. I have noticed I find it is easy to get discouraged when results are not showing up fast enough. And so I can give up. I have finally come to understand and accept it is by doing the small…

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FREE YOUR HIPS

11th January 2022

Something always makes me feel good after yoga and that is the freedom I feel around the hips when walking after class. Having practised postures and movements that have helped create space in the hip region, walking feels like butter and the legs move effortlessly. HOW DO YOU FREE YOUR…

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FEEL YOUR BODY

6th January 2022

Perhaps you are like me, not moving that much in the last weeks of the year? Other commitments take over and suddenly two weeks are gone with little or no movement practice at all… Movement is medicine! As I am coming back to a more or less daily yoga practice…

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A CLEAR MIND A CLEAR DIRECTION

30th December 2021

I like opening books at a random page and take in what is there for me to learn. This morning I opened “The Heart of Yoga”. The book is written by T. K. V. Desikachar. Desikachar was the son of Krishnamacharya, the pioneer of modern yoga as exercise. Very briefly…

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HEALTH FOR BODY AND MIND

4th December 2021

In London in the early 1950s, Jeremy Morris led a study called The Cohort Studies. The aim of the study was to understand the importance of physical health. By comparing bus drivers with more physically active bus conductors, as well as office-based telephonists with more physically active postmen, it became…

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FOR THE LOVE OF YOGA

9th November 2021

At the end of final relaxation in a yoga class, when everyone is lying in Savasana, I often say: “Notice how your body feels in this moment. If you scan your body, maybe noticing a positive change as a result of your practice”. There are so many layers in yoga.…

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STEP OUT OF THINKING

31st October 2021

Here’s something about meditation and stepping out of thinking. We have all experienced how thoughts can be fun, bothersome, oh yes, the whole range of thoughts! Most of us have the same thoughts today as yesterday and the day before. Most of them tend to be negative and they can…

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CRUSHING A LIMITING BELIEF

3rd October 2021

If you ask me what has had the biggest impact on my life this year I’d say it is embracing the cold. By cold I mean the cold shower I am taking every morning to feel awake and ready for the day. I started out of curiosity end of December…

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BEFRIENDING WHAT IS HERE

19th September 2021

A cool thing happens when you befriend what is here. You tune into the moment and there is a sensation of expansion and becoming one with life. That is at least how I experience it! Here are a couple of examples from this summer to illustrate what I am talking…

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