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Practicing Gratitude... Even in Challenging Times

Link to Yoga for Gratitude Video Click HERE
Hello Beautiful People,  How are you? 
So... we head into another week of uncertainty.  Another week of working with limitations.... both internal and external.  Another week of breathing through our fears. 
For me this week has felt a little more gentle, the more I am able to surrender to circumstances... the more I am able to work with what IS.
Amongst looking after house, dogs and baby, and many, many, many phone calls and messages with friends and family- I have carved out some time to be creative. I've been writing (a book- more on that much later!) and updating my yoga channel, cleaning things up, refreshing things, revisiting what I hope to say as a teacher; and playing with a better camera and mic (woo hoo!). There will be a higher quality of videos heading to you in the coming months and I'm pleased about this :) 
It's very easy to bang the drum of positivity when all is going well, to stay dedicated to spirituality and …

Yoga, Mantras and Meditation for Unsettling Times

Hello Beautiful People,
    How are you? 
     ....No really- How are you?

 There is no question that these last few days have been unsettling.

   Everybody is being affected by the impact of Corona, and the measures that are being taken to control it. Many people are afraid, many people are deeply stressed. 

  My heart goes out to every single person affected by this (including myself!), and in my heart I feel deep surrender that everything- even this is part of the flow.Everything is an opportunity to surrender, to trust Life,  and to define who each of us want to be in relation to all the things happening

Do I want to be kind? / Do I want to be selfish?
 Do I want to be afraid? / Do I want to trust? 

  How can I be of most service? 

  How can I learn to let go of fear about the things that I cannot control. 

   The external world seems to be going crazy, so for myself I am finding deep refuge in attending to my daily needs, looking after those who cross my path as best I can, and then ret…

The Power of Compassion

Hello Beautiful People,

    This week I have been blessed to be surrounded by a group of caring, hardworking, joyful new friends and with it I am finding many opportunities to give and to receive compassion. 

   So what exactly is compassion and why is it soo important. 

Well here are a few words from The Dalai Lama  Himself:

“Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.”

“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.”

“We can reject everything else: religion, ideology, all received
wisdom. But we cannot escape the necessity of love and compassion....
This, then, is my true religion, my simple faith. In this sense, there is no need
for temple or church, for mosque or synagogue, no need for complicated
philosophy, doctrine or dogma. Our own heart, our own mind, is the temple.
The doctrine is compassion. Love for others and respect for their rights and
dignity, no matter who or what they are: ultimatel…

Let Go!

Yoga For Letting Go Video

This week I wanted to take a look at a theme that comes up time and time again in yoga classes and in life: Letting go.

     Having the ability to let go of things can make a huge difference to the quality of our lives and its benefits are (at least) three fold:

1.Change is the only constant so no matter how much we hope certain things won't change- eventually they will! So practicing the ability to let go allows us to gracefully adapt to necessary change.

2. Most of us acquire habits, thought patterns, and behaviours that do not really serve us. Learning to let go of these traits can dramatically reduce our internal sense of suffering.

3. Even good things can become a burden when we have too much of them in our lives. For example our possessions can be a wonderful attribute to our lives, but if we have too many of them our homes become cluttered and disorganised and at a certain point the downsides outweigh the benefits. Learning to let go of what we dont nee…