AW Yoga Blog

LEGS UP THE WALL

6th June 2021

With lockdowns this past year I guess we have all moved in different ways to what we used to!? There has been more steps per day for most, and many have started a new movement practice as gyms and sports centres have been closed and group activities cancelled. Personally I…

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MORNING IS GOLD

25th May 2021

I have heard that a walk in the morning has great health benefits, that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and that it is beneficial to meditate as soon as you wake up. Morning is clearly gold for body and mind! A morning routine that provides wellness…

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SLOW YOGA

13th May 2021

With every yoga class I teach I have an aim for what I want to focus on in particular. There are so many themes to choose from, such as hips, shoulder region, stability and ease, springiness in the body, etc. We are spoilt for choice! Many things happen in one…

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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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