What a lovely festive break I had. Making space for myself, my friendships, family & my practice. It is so easy to get caught up in the day to day routine & not realise how much time has passed since we have indulged in those things that bring us joy. One of those things for […]
Yoga in Cheshire Blog
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Autumn with Yoga in Cheshire
Both beautiful, and to my mind, often slightly sad, the season of Fall or Autumn, is about change, transformation & letting go. Although the trees show how the process of letting go can be beautiful, to me there is a sadness to the ending of summer. This is a time where we have many reasons […]
Yogic interpretation of Serenity prayer
Grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, The courage to change the one I can, And the wisdom to know it’s me. Y.S.2.1 Tapah Svadhyayesvara Ishvara Pranidhanani Kriya Yogah Stephen Cope translates it like this: Yogic action has three components – discipline, self study, and the orientation toward the ideal of pure […]
Can we learn contentment with yoga?
“We are not going to change the whole world, but we can change ourselves and feel free as birds. We can be serene even in the midst of calamities and, by our serenity, make others more tranquil. Serenity is contagious. If we smile at someone, he or she will smile back. And a smile costs […]
50 years since we landed on the moon…& its a full moon!!
The full moon is a time of positive opportunity if you use it correctly. It’s a wonderful opportunity to pause & reflect. To be aware of the energy around you & be grateful for your life. It can increase your positive energy, or it can wreak havoc on your emotions. Remember that whatever is going on […]
The journey of a bilateral hip replacement as a yogi!
In case you were not aware…last month I had a bilateral (both sides) total hip replacement. This was something I had managed to postpone for over a decade with my yoga practice but I had decided now was the time to do it as I was getting so physically restricted by impingements & my level […]
How yoga helps us to cope with challenges
Life has been a bit all encompassing lately! I know that’s what life should be like….lived….but sometimes I feel the need to just step off for a while to assimilate & digest. So that’s what I’m doing now. Spending time with myself & my mat. Coming to terms with some of the events of recent […]
Some ideas for a home yoga practice with Yoga in Cheshire
Recently in class we have been exploring some simple sequencing of common postures. The advantage of working with short sequences is that it allows us to turn inwards. To focus on our breath. It allows us to frame our movement with our breath and bring ourself to that beautiful place of inner calm. All this […]
Working with the breath in yoga.
When I fist came across working with Mudras I immediately noticed a difference in my practice and my experience of the breath. The word mudra may be translated as ‘seal’ or ‘lock’ and they are used to direct, intensify, seal or prevent the loss of prana, our energy. When the mudra (hand gestures) are placed […]
Finding your own yoga practice with yoga in Cheshire
Students often say they would love to do more yoga at home but cannot remember what postures to do. Practicing on your own gives you a different insight into your body than practicing in a class, and in my opinion both have their benefits. Physical yoga practice uses the breath to unite the body and […]