Welcome to my Blog page where the aim is to reinforce a greater understanding of all aspects of your yoga practice and the whys and wherefore of my teaching methods. The concept of yoga as a philosophy for health is over 4000 years old and its manifestations are wide and varied. Aerodynamic Yoga combines my own interpretation of this age-old system with the fundamental nature of force and energy efficiency as the primary concerns in the maintenance of our mental and physical health and wellbeing. This is reflected in each Blog post and to make their relevance easier for you to trace they are categorised as follows:
One of the many symptoms is Brain Fog, which can happen to anyone when they're over tired or under the weather. The experience is literally as if a cloud has descended inside your head and you have no idea where you were going with the conversation or even what the sentence was related to. So, here's a poem about it.
I have been feeling incredibly fatigued and generally unwell for the whole year, on and off, and my doctor agrees that it's likely I am suffering the effects of what is known as long COVID. Obviously, I wrote a poem about it which really has become a form of therapy for me, and I hope to some degree, for you too!
When was the last time you acted on impulse, say for example, bought something you didn't need but loved, perhaps also with the knowledge that you could take it back to the shop if you changed your mind...but oh, the thrill of the purchase with the corresponding emotional kick!... But what actually drives our emotions?
The Coffee Break Meditation session started life online with the idea of thinking about meditating as you might think about making a cup of coffee; an habitual process that requires little preparation. Meditation works in the same way once you really start to engage with the process...
I have contemplated the word 'normal' throughout this year and its add-on: new as in 'new normal'. I struggled to see the 'new normal' as anything but a restriction on the freedom to enjoy life. Here's a poem to celebrate a joyous return to playing with friends.
Fear & alarm and the stress response. After a year of living with constant threat it's highly likely that some of us are stuck in the reactive phase of this innate physiological reaction. It has inspired a poem...
This new on-line session is aimed at keeping you abreast of all the news from the studio and online platform, regarding future up-coming events. It is also a great way for us to keep in touch and gives you the chance to ask me any questions you have relating to your home yoga practice.
I'll admit, there were times last year when I didn't recognise myself. My character seemed to have morphed into that of another, a real Jekyll and Hyde moment when I wasn't sure when or even if I would ever be the same again. Happily, as we come out of lockdown and start to move forwards with bigger strides my mental state has returned to its equilibrium. But it's important to know that we can all lose our way and get lost within the labyrinthine world of our mind. Here is a very personal poem called A Glimpse Of Me.
The past year gave me plenty of time to think and I watched as the situation, like a very bad storm, took its toll on my mental health. Here's a poem about my recovery.
We have trained ourselves to appreciate the value of eat all you can buffets when we clearly do not need to eat vast amounts for our body to feel sated. So, we have distorted our idea of what it is to be satisfied.