Thank you so much everyone - it was lovely to have a dozen smiling yogis at the park this morning and thank you to the park for being so beautiful! Here's to many more sunny Saturdays. :)
My last post should have read "£5 with 20% of proceeds going to the Park". (Obviously, too excited to proof-read) So you'll be supporting this beautiful facility while you're enjoying it. (Also, we finish after the cafe opens, so you can work up an appetite and then satisfy it with some of their delicious goodies!)
Not a raindrop in sight - so we'll be bright and early in Harrold-Odell Country Park tomorrow. I would love you to join us. What better way to start your weekend! 0815-0915 lakeside near to the overflow car park. £5 with 20% (Thank you to Penny for this picture of us on our way to creating a forest of "Trees" last year!)
Wednesday 23rd July
The great thing about a break in the routine is you get to do different things and meet new people. I'm off to Harrold Toddler Group this morning to chat to them about Yoga and Muscle Activation (and maybe snaffle a biscuit and a cuppa!)
Then I'll be back in the studio at home for a one-to-one followed by a group session with some of my lovely Olney clients. Don't forget to get in touch if you'd like a session over the summer.
You'll get there!
Once the packing is done, there's the journey to survive. Airport delays and traffic jams are the perfect opportunity to practice deep, slow, diaphragmatic breathing and a bit of yogic detachment. When things are out of your control, accept that they are out of your control, be present and sit back and go with the flow. Otherwise, you arrive at your destination wound up like a coiled spring and it will take you longer to start enjoying your precious downtime. It's not how smooth the journey is that counts, it's how you choose to react to it that will have the biggest effect on how your holiday starts. As the poet said (Rudyard Kipling, that is)..."if you can keep your head when all of those about you are losing theirs...."
The Holiday Read
It's not where everyone starts, but when I'm packing it's one of the first things I think about - what shall I take to read? So, my suggestion for you is BKS Iyengar's "Light on Life". If you want to delve into yoga philosophy, this is a great place to start. From one of the foremost teachers who is often considered to be the first to bring yoga to the West, his clear writings come from deep within Eastern tradition, but connect firmly to the world in which we live. A fairly slim paperback volume, it's also available on Kindle. Happy reading!
As the holidays approach, never mind "Don't forget your toothbrush!" what about "Don't forget your yoga!"? Holidays can be a great time not only to keep up or kick-start your practice (the excuse of "I don't have time" does rather melt away) but maybe to delve a little deeper. Some tips this week on how to pack your yoga without exceeding your baggage allowance. As always, I'd love to hear any tips of your own.
I've missed a couple of blogging days - but still have a Wednesday offer for you. Have you ever said, or heard a friend say"Oh, I know, my posture's terrrible!" ? We instinctively know that poor posture is bad for us, compromising our breathing and often leading to, back, neck and shoulder pain, headaches etc - so, If you , (or maybe someone you know) have never explored muscle activation before and would like to find out more about it can help break poor postural habits and reinforce the good then snap up this offer. The first 2 people to claim will each receive a free half-hour consultation and come away with some simple techniques to set them on a healthier road. ( Those of you who have already tried it - let me know how it's helping you?)