This last week in our June Yoga Pop Up we worked on our Chakras. Before you switch off at the mention of Yoga and Chakras ( if you're not an MBY Yogi !), take a second to answer this simple question, "How is your energy today?" Feeling lethargic or maybe wired? 'On a High' or feeling low? We all already recognise the energies within us. Usually this relates to a positive or negative impact they are having on our daily routines. The words we choose every day to describe our p
I came across this little guy in my garden today and stood to watch him for a few moments. He flew from one flower to the next and back again, as if he couldn't make up his mind, a little like a kid in a sweet shop! The choice seemed too much almost for him and he was definitely looking tipsy as he flew away - I should think he went straight home to sleep it off! The sound of all the bees buzzing in their happy state was quite mesmeric and drew me in, making me feel almost dr
So there we were for months in Lockdown twiddling our thumbs, waiting for the day when the boredom would subside...We were all so used to choices - where we could go, when we could go there and who we could go with! Generally, we don't like to have these choices taken from us. Understandably, we go a bit stir crazy when faced with 4 walls for any length of time - after all that's seen as a punishment in our society isn't it? I remember reading that horses use enforced separat
Well, I thought that would grab some of your attention, haha! It took me slightly by surprise to find that this really was the modern name for a Yoga Asana.... and yes, the name does give a visual aid to practicing it! Thankfully, this below, was not the book I found it in ( though of course, I do have it being a true Scot!) Rather than either asking you to Google the phrase 'Kinky Cobbler' ( which could go horribly wrong!) or even worse giving a personal demonstration, here'
Hands up who loves a Core class.... honestly?!.... Hands up who would always try to avoid them... In our last two morning classes of this week's theme (see previous 2 Blogs!), we were left looking at the 4th and 5th of the Kleshas, Dvesha and Abinivesha. Dvesha is again about attaching ourselves to things that make us 'suffer', this time it's to our dislikes. This covers many aversions you may have; activities, people, beliefs - from big emotive subjects right down through to
It turns out my my mum was a Yogi, who knew?! Some of you may recognise these wise words from your childhood and may even have used them speaking to your own children. Unfortunately, they were lost on 8 year old me, whose petulant answer would have probably been"Why not?", or words to that affect! Now I 'get it' thanks to Yoga.... Though I'm pretty certain my mum never read it, The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali points to the Kleshas as being the reason for unnecessary unhappiness
As I decided on this week's theme for our Charity Pop Up classes, it became a self-fulfilling prophesy, in causing me Angst! Yogis amongst you will know of the Kleshas, the 5 elements of personality that cause us all Dukha = to suffer. For those who don't know them they are; 1. Avidya = Misconception, which stops us seeing clearly 2. Asmita = Ego, which causes us to make wrong judgements. 3. Raga = Desires and habitual patterns of self indulgence. 4. Dvesha = Avoidance of or