Meditation Q1 – Do you ever have times, days, weeks, even months or years when there are so many thoughts or worries or ‘things to do’ spinning around in your head that you can’t… relax concentrate sleep Q2 – Do you ever find yourself replaying past events, conversations, mistakes or “would’ve/could’ve/should’ve” scenarios in your mind?… Continue reading Loveletter Archives : Getting into Meditation
Applied Yoga – Part 5: Am I Less Advanced in Yoga Now?
What is Advanced Yoga? I used to be able to do the splits. Am I less “advanced” in yoga now compared to when my body could do better things? After this many years, surely I should have an easy splits and be walking around on my hands, right? Those were two of the “goals” I… Continue reading Applied Yoga – Part 5: Am I Less Advanced in Yoga Now?
Applied Yoga – Part 1: Starting at the beginning…
My Yoga Journey My First Time: My official yoga journey began when I attended my first yoga class in January 2002. I was working as an au pair – in Sydney, Australia – after completing my degree; a Bsc (Hons) Sports & Life Sciences. Becoming a FULL TIME “MUM” to 2yr old and 4yr old… Continue reading Applied Yoga – Part 1: Starting at the beginning…
Yoga off the Mat: Healthy Habits
How learning healthy postures, awareness of the mind and breath work on the mat can benefit us greatly off the mat, too.
Yoga off the Mat (& Back to Nature: The Caminito del Rey)
Yoga Off the Mat When we think of yoga, we often think of super flexible folks making crazy shapes on a yoga mat but there is more than one way to practise the art. Here are 3 ways to practise yoga, without a yoga mat in sight:- Philosophy Yoga “off the mat” could be nothing… Continue reading Yoga off the Mat (& Back to Nature: The Caminito del Rey)
This is Not a January Detox
You’re going to see this a lot! After the excesses of Christmas and New Year everyone would like a quick fix to undo the damage done.
The best thing you can do to detoxify the body is to cut out the toxins and let your body clear itself of the excesses already consumed. OK, the best thing would be to not put your body under stress by applying moderation through the holidays… *she writes, eyeing her own personal family size tub of empty chocolates!
My Dream Start to the Day
A Morning Routine I like to make my dreams come true as often as possible! I find a great start to the day helps to set you off in the right direction. Here are six tips for how to have a great start to your day, everyday, the Nirmala Yoga way. Pre-dawn Meditation – I… Continue reading My Dream Start to the Day
Yoga: Modern Medicine is Catching Up
Modern medicine is finally catching up to the ancient wisdoms of yoga and now is a great time to find out how it can positively impact your life.
Yoga: What You Need
What You Need Yoga is about feeling better in your body. We all want that, right? But what do you need to start yoga? While the simple answer is nothing but yourself, you may find the following useful:- Comfy clothes – Breathable material that you can move in. No shoes required, as yoga is practiced… Continue reading Yoga: What You Need
The Philosophy of Yoga
Luckily these days no-one is precluded from reaping the rewards of yoga. These philosophies are often woven into classes without you even realising. All can be practiced “on the mat” but it’s when we take them “off the mat” and into the world – into our daily lives, our work, our play and our relationships – that we start to really see the magic happen!