AW Yoga Blog

GROWTH & HAPPINESS

3rd February 2021

In a recent happiness-related article by the Norwegian professor of psychology Ole Jacob Madsen, it was suggested that instead of asking the more usual question “Will this make me happy?” when making a decision about something, we should rather be asking “Will this make me grow?” We all want to…

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WIIKEND VIBES WITH ANNETTE

30th January 2021

I hope you are having a nice weekend and that you are feeling well. I thought I’d share with you what my newsletter “Wiikend Vibes with Annette” looks like – below is this week’s version! The Wiikend Vibes newsletter comes out once a week and represents my way of sharing…

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ABOUT A COLD SHOWER

21st January 2021

Has anyone heard of Wim Hof, “The Iceman”? My son gave me The Wim Hof Method book for Christmas and right now I am at the end of week four of taking a daily cold shower. It is both fun and exciting, cold and challenging. Wim Hof explains that by taking…

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WHOLENESS WITH YOGA

14th January 2021

Yoga is so much more than the physical postures and movements we do on the mat. If you have practised for some time this may be old news to you. If you are just starting out you may be more into the physical aspects for now – which is totally…

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CARE FOR YOUR MIND IN TURBULENT TIMES

8th January 2021

There is one addiction most people on the planet suffer from and that is obsessive thinking. Whether it is 6,000 or 60,000 thoughts each of us have per day it is a lot! COVID news stimulates a lot of difficult thoughts. No wonder we struggle more than usual in these…

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A HOLIDAY AT HOME

1st January 2021

I don’t know about you but a break from everything usual these past couple of weeks have felt really good. To me, a holiday away is when I leave everything behind. It makes me feel free and light and helps me re-energise and be more present. Mid-December I wondered if…

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CARE FOR YOUR SPINE

17th December 2020

The other day a friend of mine asked why I teach warrior two in a way where arms are not aligned directly over legs. She also asked why, when guiding through a sun salutation sequence, I ask to come forwards on lower arms and get into sphinx and extension of…

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MOVING WITH MORE EASE

10th December 2020

After more than five years with nearly daily physical yoga practice it feels amazing to realise that there is room for so much positive change in the body. Who knew it was possible to move with more ease as the years pass? Sitting in traffic the other day I started…

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ARCTIC YOGA

1st December 2020

It’s December, winter season and end of lockdown! A perfect time to put some extra layers on, enjoy moving outdoors and meet up in groups again. I thought a great time to launch Arctic Yoga in Wimbledon! Here is the plan: Let’s start this coming Sunday 6th December at 10am…

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WELLNESS WITH BREATH AWARENESS

8th October 2020

Summer 2016 I was in the middle of a two-year yoga teacher training course. Part of our homework at the time was to implement a ten-minute daily routine of breath awareness. Below I share the breath awareness I enjoy every day. To me, it is about becoming aware of the…

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