My Yoga Journey

I remember a time only 4 years ago when by back constantly ached, my posture was so bad and i had body pains that no 22 year old should have. Thats why I was drawn to the physical benefits of yoga, I felt that maybe it could help me and give me some relief.

I still remember my first yoga class, I couldn’t touch my toes and I felt so embarrassed about how un-flexible I was, I knew that I need this. Initially it was the physical relief it gave me that kept me going back. But as I practiced more, this dark cloud of negative thoughts was slowly lifting from my mind and I was beginning to see life in a whole new way. As I began to feel the mental clarity and emotional release, I knew that I had found a path that I wanted to follow.

After a year and a half of practicing I made the decision to travel to India alone. I doubted if I was ready for a teacher training but I was hungry to learn more and discover the roots of yoga. I studied and trained with traditional Indian yogic masters. As  I delved into yogic philosophy I realized that yoga is so much more than just the physical practice, the yogic path is a deep Spiritual Journey of understanding yourself.

Today I don’t practice yoga to be able to do advanced Asanas, but I am proud  of how far my body has come and I understand how powerful the mind body connection is. My body is only an instrument to understand the mind and achieve bliss.

I practice Yoga because it reminds me to slow down and listen to myself, it gives me an opportunity to explore within, it teaches me to understand and love myself every day, it helps me to stay focused on the things that are important in life, it gives me a passion and purpose and brings me peace even in the craziness of life.

My yoga Journey is still only just beginning and I will continue to elevate my awareness and knowledge. I feel forever grateful to have been shown this path and feel that its my dharma to share it with others.

I have truly felt the transformation that can happen through yoga and that’s why I want to teach. I want to share this experience so others can feel it too.

I truly believe that we can heal the world but that healing starts with you.

10 months in China

China was never a place that was top of my bucket list or somewhere I ever really planned on coming to live! But what else could take you thousands of miles across the world only love! And what else could keep you here for this long only 100s of cute Chinese kids that love you dearly!

China has been an experience to say the least. I cant say its somewhere I would ever want to live permanently. But I have enjoyed the China experience, sampled life in yet another part of the world and learned lots of valuable lessons along the way! But I’m not going to lie I’m also a little bit relieved to get out of this crazy place and breathe some fresh air!!

So here are the things I will miss about china, and the things I definantly will not miss!

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Divine timing

My synchronicity levels have been hitting the roof lately in so many interesting and unexpected ways! As I relax and place all my trust in the universe allowing it to gently guide me I feel like my life is unfolding in accordance with the divine timing of the universe

I truly believe that everything that happens in our lives happens at exactly the right moment. Like a fruit waiting to be ripe, opportunities come when we are ready, situations occur when we are equipped to deal with them, or past things pop up only when its time for them to be healed.

Every single thing that comes into our lives we have attracted ourselves either subconsciously or consciously. Sometimes they are the things our heart desires or sometimes it’s the things our soul needs for healing. The teacher appears when the student is ready. That teacher can come in many different forms, maybe a person we meet, a friend, a lover, a spiritual teacher, or your own inner guidance.

As I tune into my own life more and look at the things I have been attracting, I realise that there are lessons to be learned in the good times and the bad. In those times where we feel a little stuck or overwhelmed or when tough times come. We may not understand why this is happing to us at the time. But If we just take a step back and ask what is the universe trying to show me? How can I learn and grow from this situation?
Usually once the answer comes, it is followed by a profound lesson and a wonderful release.

If we learn to tune in and see life in this way, greater awareness and synchronicity with the universe will come.
Here are some affirmations I use to align myself with the universe:

“I trust that the universe gives me exactly what I need at exactly the right time”

“My efforts are being supported by the universe”

“I trust in the divine timing of the universe”

“Life supports me in every possible way”

Lots of love

xx

Who can practice yoga?

Who can practice yoga?

There is one simple answer: EVERYONE!

Social media has a massive effect on how yoga is perceived by the public. On Instagram especially, yoga gets portrayed as glamorous, sexy gymnastics!

These posts emphasise the physical practice but what people are missing is the deep philosophical, mind, body healing and spiritual nature of yoga. They focus on difficult poses that are unattainable for most people. This can be intimidating and daunting to anyone wanting to start yoga!

I have often heard people say that they don’t have the right body for yoga or they are not flexible enough.

Let me tell you do not have to be anything to practice yoga, you just have to be. That is all.

Yoga is connection. Connecting with yourself, bringing awareness to yourself and into your life. Its your own personal journey.

So if you are new to yoga, or already practising here is some advice for you:

  • Never compare yourself to anybody else, your mind and body are unique to you.
  • Forget about trying to get into advanced poses this is not the goal! Work with your body whatever stage you are at now.
  • Awareness is key – not only being aware of your body but of your mind, your actions and reactions too.
  • Always practice with love and kindness towards yourself – don’t get frustrated with yourself if you cant do something, just pause, breathe and send love to the area you are working on.
  • It is better to fully understand one pose than to do 10 poses without understanding them so take your time in each pose.
  • Remember that we all need to start somewhere , relax and enjoy the journey.

Lots of love

xx

 

 

Happy Earth Day!

 

Earth day –  a day to celebrate this beautiful earth that we live in and raise awareness about pollution.
I think its so important to understand that the harm we inflict on our surrounding environment will eventually hurt us.

I’m sharing this post about plastic pollution as its something I have become increasingly aware of lately especially living here in china! It makes me so sad to see what we are doing to our earth and we need to act now. Continue reading

Living in the moment

When we live fully in the moment we can feel more alive and free and can bring so much more joy to our daily lives.

Do you ever notice that you are doing something but your mind is in another place?          Or you are reading a book and you suddenly realise that you don’t remember reading the last few lines because your mind was somewhere else? Continue reading