AW Yoga Blog

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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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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