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Yoga and Breathing techniques

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  1. What is all the fuss about breathing?? …
    Yes you breathe automatically BUT learning to regulate the breath is the best medicine anyone can do. Life becomes easier, you can control your mind and it’s wild antics , you can control stress , anxiety, pretty much all of life’s roll-coasteering of emotions. Regulating your breath helps your posture and all the systems of the body starting with the most important central nervous system. Yoga is breath and breath is Yoga.
    Union of the mind and body through breath is a healer, a supporter, the answer to a happier life.


How to reboot my brain and body in 15 mins

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Often we say, my brain is too busy and my body is too tired.  So what to do???


We want to connect the brain and body so they are running at the same rate, this can be done in as little as 15minutes, so whats your excuse.

Here are 3 ways to do just that.

1. Go outside,  straight away your senses will be alerted, nature will make you feel grounded , walk around the block,

focusing on breathing from the belly through your nose for 15 minutes


2. Listen to music with your eyes half closed, breathing from the belly through your nose,as you walk around the room slowly at an even pace.


3. Stand up near a window if possible , stretch your arms up in the air while breathing in through your nose ,then as you exhale through your nose, sweep the arms behind your back and link the hands, opening the chest and feeling the space in your heart.

Repeat this up to 5 times .

Do any of these daily for a week and let me know if it helps…..

Why would it work because we are made of organic matter and absorb everything around us, we need time to file away information, to have a clear thinking brain and we need to use our bodies in some way to release tension, toxins ect to help the blood flow and even out the rubbish from the good stuff.


You will forget where you are up to and will take too long to get back into the mood to work.


The brain will be fresh and the body relaxed ,so ideas will flow at a much faster rate,

happiness is activated and negativity will be lifted, you will feel in control of your mind and body.

Being busy and not taking regular breaks, may make you feel like you are accomplishing so much, but really you are going over old ground a lot of the time, making mistakes and overlooking the obvious .

This teaches the brain to stay activated or wired , so the body releases the hormone cortisol because it feels threatened or stressed, the body and mind need to take a break, so allow yourself time to reboot and start this practice today.

You will sleep better, preform better , and be much happier.

The moment

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In the blink of an eye the moment is gone. The many moments in one person’s life could create a very long story.

How do we stop the mind from jumping ahead instead of stopping in the moment??

There are a few things which can help train the mind to let go and allow you to immerse yourself in the moment.

Her are just two ideas you can use:

Focus on you’re breathing,  you can count 2 on your inhale breath and 4 on your exhale breath, every time the mind wanders bring yourself back to the rhythm of the breathing.

Another idea to  help let go of your thoughts and immerse yourself in the moment is by staring into a beautiful sunset or sunrise ,it can be mesmerising and it feels like it is seeping into your soul.

Both of these suggestions will bring a calmness to the central nervous system ,this will turn your thought patterns down making it easier to stop and absorb your environment and really feel your body on the earth and the amazing life/energy within your body.

Winter to hide from the cold or to face the music…..

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Gloomy skies cool days, cold nights sounds like Winter.  The presence of Winters cloak of grey definitely  makes it harder to be enthusiastic but the best thing for the body in Winter is to move and keep warm.

The joints feel a little stiffer and we feel a little tighter but if we practice our yoga regularly, the body will not suffer so much through the cooler months.

If anything we should do more yoga, it activates the immune system to keep us well from the flu season and  strengthens the circulatory system as well as loads more treats for our bodies.

Vinyasa is a perfect form of yoga for the cooler months building warm and energy quickly.

Coming to class during those Winter months will help you enjoy these winter months and before you know it, the warm days will return.

so chin up and lets Yoga On!



When I go to a yoga class…

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When I go to a yoga class I want to do yoga, but in order to feel good doing yoga I have to prepare my body.

Awaken my spine to a flowing breathe and open my hips so they don’t constrict my movements.

Unfortunately I’m not your super flexible yogi who can jump straight into a cross-legged position and start stretching with flowing arm movements.

When I go to a  yoga class I want to feel good, enjoy my body, I like a challenge but I don’t like to feel constricted.

These are the steps I have put in place in my own yoga classes, so the benefits of yoga can seep deeply into our subconscious minds and physical memories.

I want everyone to walk away from one of my classes feeling in love with their bodies and passionate about their lives.

It is only through experience that I have discovered how adaptable we really are if given the right encouragement.

So I start my classes off slow and encourage the body to relax and open up, then 9 out of ten times our bodies will be way more responsive than rushing straight into a cross legged pose or straight into a sun salute.

I hope this will help you understand yoga and stick with this ancient art of healing ,particularly  if you are struggling at this moment.

Yoga can help us through many physical and mental barriers, as it places us in a state of physical awareness the brain pathways start to feel a renewed light and energy and create a new connection or reconnection  between our physical form and our energy form.

We recognise  that it is our own power or energy that gives us our choices that will eventually direct our lives to a deeper understanding of ourselves which seems to lift a giant weight from our shoulders.

Yoga shows us a simpler path through life, we just have to practice the ancient art!