Week 8 BWY Foundation Course

I am not quite sure what to write… but I feel compelled to write something about yesterday.

I don’t even know where to start.  My head feels all over the place.

I went into this course hoping to come out, fitter, more flexible and with the tools to home practice confidently.  The first few lessons had me like WTF?  Whyyyyyyy do I need all this spiritual sh*t?  (I am so ashamed)

After yesterday… I am like BRING IT ALL ON! Continue reading “Week 8 BWY Foundation Course”

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Yoga Course (Week 7) & Growth!

I am LOVING this course!

I have learnt SO much!

I had a really bad back this last week (three weeks actually), so sat out of any practice on the day… but I did take LOADS of notes…

My journal is looking good…  I am going to keep it with me for a while I think.

There is a LOT… and I mean a LOT to get my head around… It’s all quite spiritual and doing this course had made me realise what Yoga really is all about. Continue reading “Yoga Course (Week 7) & Growth!”

progress…

I have been doing a bit of home practice, but I still feel I need guidance.

I have tried quite a few teachers in my area… I am just not ‘gelling’ with any the way I would like to.  They all have something to offer which will probably see me attending classes here and there but no one I would like to join weekly, like I did with Dave.

So…  after MUCH searching and deliberation, I have decided to join One0Eight!!!

I have been following Rachel (@yogagirl) long before she was an Instagram sensation… and I love everything about her and what she stands for.

I am so excited…  Today, amongst a few, I have WATCHED her ‘back’ therapy class.  I NEED IT!

OMG yes…  read about it here…  or not!

Cant wait to be fine and to roll my mat out with One0Eight.

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just flow…

I HAVE been doing some yoga… just short targeted areas, like 10 – 15minutes each day.

Then on Saturday, I put on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7JS0O3pFS8 and just decided to flow, see where it took me.  I had the house to myself, so I played it through the hifi, really loud…  just wow!

I flowed for 50 minutes!  Totally lost myself…  don’t remember what I did, but ended up in tears… not sure why… release?

I felt amazing afterwards…

It certainly pays to just be good to yourself sometimes and just do what feels right.

 

 

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when it just works…

I do like to make sure I get some sort of workout done on a Monday… It always seems to set the week up in a really good way,

I decided to go through to Holymoorside last night for one of Dave’s classes.  One, to catch up on last weeks class and two…  I am away Wed/Thurs this week with work.

Holymoorside is 23 miles from home…   Continue reading “when it just works…”

my love/hate relationship with yoga…i

Is it just me…

ahhh that again…  but seriously… can one REALLY just LOVE yoga like all of the time?

My practice is so not consistent!  One day I LOVE my practice even though I didn’t really feel like it… then, I’m really up for it and go hating it, struggle and sigh through an hour of half of my mind repeating #wtfamidoingheretoday….  (yip, with the #!) 😉 Continue reading “my love/hate relationship with yoga…i”

Foundation Day 5

After the last BWY Foundation Day, day 4… I was left feeling unsure about how I felt about taking part in all of this.  I struggled to find the motivation to go yesterday.

I battle with being told to do things that I am not 100% comfortable with and… chanting is one of those.  Luckily Dave gets it and we are all full aware that we do not have to partake is anything that we may feel uncomfortable with.

Continue reading “Foundation Day 5”

Yin Yoga

What is Yin Yoga?  Esther says it best… click here to read about it.

So last night I went locally, to a Yin class.  As is the norm, I didn’t really research anything, I just knew that it was a slow-paced practice and as my kid wanted to join me, I thought it may be a good intro for him.

It was.  It was slow-paced, lots of breathing with flows in a lovely space with candles and soft music.

I am not sure, even today, how I felt about the class.   Continue reading “Yin Yoga”

When PMA is very hard to find……

I have had a very difficult last week and a bit.

Losing a part of ones soul that was filled with the littlest of furry heartbeat love has truly seen me at the fathomless depths of sadness.

I have been here before, loosing my Dad, losing two German Shepard dogs, but nothing could have prepared me for the loss of little Bundi.  Is it because she is missing?  There is no closure… what if she just walks in the back door… what if she is high up in a tree somewhere…  is that her miauw?  Did SHE eat that food i put out?

It’s that not knowing… the what if… Continue reading “When PMA is very hard to find……”

Life is not always easy…

Where has the time gone.

Busy with a home move has seen my attention to my yoga practice somewhat dwindle.

Yesterday I updated my journal and normal practice has resumed.

Last Thursday I went through to a class with Dave.  I basically DIED on my mat.

I fucking HATE twists…  is that a very UNyogic thing to say?   Continue reading “Life is not always easy…”

Practice…

Two weeks of weather chaos, work/life chaos and very little yoga I am afraid.

I have been doing the odd 10 minute practice here and there.  A down dog here, a down dog there, cat flows… A quick vinyasa flow of down dog, plank, up dog, forward bend… basically a salute to the sun… but no full on, music on, zone out practice. Continue reading “Practice…”

Journal notes and doodles

My written journal is coming along nicely…

My home practice needs work.

My ‘meditation’ is my running, but Continue reading “Journal notes and doodles”