AW Yoga Blog

GOING AWAY

25th July 2022

The power of the mind is incredible and I believe there is no need to go anywhere to feel good. Still, I have to admit it sometimes helps a lot to take a pause in life and go away. I was on holiday for a few weeks and noticed how…

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SMILE

19th July 2022

Ever tried waking up with a smile? The other day I was reminded of a short video clip I saw with the Vietnamese Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh. In the clip he is recommending people to wake up with a smile. His words have stayed with me and now I…

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SUMMER IN MENTON

18th July 2022

Warmest days ever in London now and I have just come back from a holiday in Menton in the South of France. Driving home this past weekend I was thinking of what summer in Menton means to me. I always feel changed and good about life when I come back!…

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SHOW UP FOR YOU

2nd July 2022

I am in the South of France at the moment. Always, when arriving here, I go into health mode. Not in a forced way, it just happens. First day out to buy groceries and I am naturally tempted by all the delicious fruits and green salads on display. There are…

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A RESET STATION

29th March 2022

It is pretty common to see the expression “Meditation Station” on social media when you go on links that have to do with yoga and meditation. I really like the expression! To me, it signals a space you create for yourself to come back to you. As not everyone is…

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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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