What is your intention?

On return from magical Morocco things feel the same yet totally different. Traveling somewhere new, seeing a completely different way of life and culture always leaves me feeling different. It is not ‘life changing’, but it does change your life, even slightly. And isn’t that a beautiful thing!

You now have the gift of all the new things you’ve seen, people you have met, places you’ve been and memories made in your mind (and in this day and age Facebook pictures too!!) accessible to you at any time you want it.

It got me thinking and has totally inspired me to start a little blog to discuss topics that I think about on a daily basis.

I’ve been teaching yoga now just over a year. Through my classes I am sharing this beautiful practice and beautiful way of moving to many many people.

But yoga is so much more than what we do in class…

It is a way of connecting deeply and intimately to the body and to the breath. It is a way of truly experiencing yourself and how you feel in that moment, good or bad.
Not bothering to compare yourself to other people in the class because all that matters is what your doing, not worrying that you may not be able to get into a certain position because where you are now is where you are now and that is absolutely perfectly fine.

It is all the things we do on the mat that can then be translated to things we do off the mat – i.e. the way we live our lives.
If we can learn to practice yoga in a state of flow, we can learn to live our lives in a state of flow.
Flow may mean something different to each of us, whether it’s making the right decisions, feeling happy and confident in everything we do, how we approach challenges…the list goes on. But, it is all in our power to define.

And THAT is the beauty and essence of yoga that I hope to get across in my classes. Not just how to perfect a downward dog (although this feels very very nice).

So whether you come to my classes regularly or on just a fleeting basis, I ask you this…

Why do you do yoga?
Why do you like yoga?
What draws you to come back?
What is your intention?

Ask yourself…
Take some deep yogic breaths…
Inhaling for 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, exhaling for 1, 2, 3, 4, 5….
Repeat 5 times.

Then re ask yourself…

Keep it to yourself or even better share it with me. But I think it is important for you to know your why, to be clear of your intention.

Lots of love and downward dogs and Namaste’s x x

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