Can you make peace with your body and, love every part of who you are.
FOR MANY, THE JOURNEY TO LOVE AND ACCEPTANCE OF THEIR BODIES CAN BE A LIFELONG JOURNEY, AND ONE OFTEN UNFULFILLED. THIS BODY RELATIONSHIP IS THE SOURCE OF A CONSTANT STREAM OF ABUSIVE MESSAGES, SELF FLAGELLATION AND SELF TORMENT. IT WEAKENS OUR SPIRIT, AND IT IS UNNECESSARY.
Don’t let yoga ruin your life
There is a quote from Ashtanga Yoga teacher David Swenson. “Don’t let yoga ruin your life”. And there is a good chance it will eat away at the quality of it if you start attaching emotions to is such as guilt and allowing it to be a barometer of your self worth.
Developing a home Ashtanga yoga practice
While Soulshine is on break over the Christmas / New Year period, now is the perfect time to develop a home practice so that you can explore your relationship to your practice on a whole new level. Whilst it is reccommended learning new asana's in the Ashtanga system is best done under the guidance of a teacher, practising those you have learned on your own allows you time to explore and connect with your practice under your own inner guidance. So I thought I would put togther a few tips on developing a sometimes elusive home practice to help students to continue on with what they have learned.
Apricot Coconut and Chia Muffins
Any given Friday afternoon, I find myself baking muffins with little miss 3.5 year old whilst Master 2 year old naps. It satiates the baking fun element for little miss, and provides us with healthy snacks throughout the weekend. The dried fruit component could just as easily be substituted for other types of dried fruit such as dates or figs, or perhaps even a mashed banana or two. The quantities are not set in stone, I usually just work with what I have in the pantry.
The journey of yoga for pregnancy
Prenatal yoga is becoming increasingly popular and there are many reasons why. Pregnancy is a time of great change for women - physical, emotional and mental changes take place more rapidly than at any other time in our lives. Yoga works on all of these levels to help us to adjust to these changes and take time in our busy lives to connect with the little miracle growing within us.