AW Yoga Blog

GOING INTO THE UNKNOWN

1st May 2021

I recently went to France to help sell a property for my mother who lives in Norway. There was a lot of debating back and forth before leaving. I bought my plane ticket as France became a country we could travel to from the UK without justifying essential reason. Then…

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LETTING GO IN FRENCH

30th April 2021

Okay, this is actually an article about letting go in the French language! The translation for letting go in French is lachez prise. Personally, I find this expression so much stronger than letting go. If I were to translate lachez prise to English it would go something like this: “Stop…

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GETTING CENTRED

24th April 2021

The first time I followed an eight week mindfulness stress reduction course my tutor asked me to write down a couple of things I could do to find calmness whenever my mind felt very agitated. Agitated meaning anything from angry and frustrated to worried and fearful! I remember not having…

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THOUGHTS ABOUT RECEIVING

11th April 2021

Many of us are great at giving and not so good at receiving. Here I am talking about anything, whether it is receiving a gift, a compliment, help etc. Example: Someone comes over with flowers and you say: “This is really kind but you didn’t have too.” Someone says you…

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IT’S A GIFT

1st April 2021

Whenever something happens that feels wrong, whether it is a situation not going your way or you find you are dealing with difficult people, consider it a gift. I wrote about appreciation a few weeks ago. In this article let’s go deeper. Here is one story: In his book “A…

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TREAT YOURSELF AS YOUR BEST FRIEND

27th March 2021

It is funny how most of us are better at being a good friend to others than to ourselves. How can this be? Here are two reminders I would like to share: 1 – There is one person that will be with you for your whole life and that is……

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INSIGHTS FROM MINDFULNESS TEACHER TRAINING

18th March 2021

Here are two stories from my mindfulness meditation teacher training. One has to do with the mind. The other is all about awareness! 1 – Making the mind do what you want takes a lot of practice During the teacher training we spent seven days with meditations and intense attention…

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APPRECIATION

12th March 2021

During the past six months I have enjoyed following online courses where people talk about life and how to live well. I am pretty picky about who I choose to listen to! Once I have decided who to learn from I listen with an open mind as best I can.…

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THOUGHTS ABOUT DISCIPLINE

25th February 2021

During the first part of my yoga teacher training my teacher asked what I liked about yoga. Without thinking or hesitating I answered: “The discipline”. As soon as I had said it I regretted it. I was worried that my answer was too strict within a yoga context. The thing…

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REACTION PATTERNS

21st February 2021

This week I listened to a conversation with John Gray, the relationship counselor and author of “Men are from Mars Women are from Venus”, where he mentioned automatic reaction patterns in times of stress. According to him, when we experience stress, we copy the reactive pattern our parents would go…

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