Tag: wellbeing

Tension and Being Authentic

“Tension is inevitable when we live a lie and try to appear different from how we actually are. We don’t want to appear vulnerable or needy. We don’t trust that we are fundamentally enough as we are, even with our struggles and shortcomings…. We…

* Yoga and Your Brain

I came across this article from Angela Wilson at Kripalu on the latest research into how yoga affects our brain and mental health. “With the steady rise in the number of people practicing yoga in the USA —from 13 million in 2007 to more…

* Life is Like … a chunk of cheddar cheese

Life is like … a chunk of cheddar cheese It is magnificent and remarkable! Yep – I love it that much ❤ Look after it or it will become blue and moldy When taken care of, it can last a surprisingly long time It gets sweaty…

* Insights from my Kripalu YTT 500 Teacher Training – Mod 4

When I was at Kripalu last week I met amazing teachers from the world of physical therapy, structural therapy and nursing, as well as wonderful yogis who teach and inspire a diverse range of people. You don’t have to be fit, flexible and under 40 to…

* Breathing to Let Go

Every inhale brings in new life, nourishment and energy. Every exhale is a release and letting go. Our breath reflects the ebb and flow of life itself. This quote stood out for me today: “Sometimes you don’t realize the weight of something you’ve been…

* Your Breath is How you Live your Life

Do you know how are you breathing right now? Take a moment and simply notice your breath. Perhaps place your hand on your navel and the other above your heart.  Notice the movement as you inhale and exhale. We breathe in and we breathe…

* Water Those Roots

Here we go … with more gardening metaphors for life. Lets face it,  you can’t keep a grateful gardener down 🙂 As I watered my pots yesterday I realized that we take the blooms for granted and sometimes forget that its important to pay…

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