Working on some creative sequencing #vinyasa yoga flows. I was certificated in ashtanga after my 200 hours but after a few months of teaching primary series- I gravitated away from it and adopted my own style which was more like What people would call Hatha (even though all Yoga is Hatha Yoga) I do slower transitions and longer holds. Why? For me it feels better- I then get the physical, mental AND energetic attributes of a pose. My teacher once said to me “the pose starts as soon as you want to come out of it” and it’s stuck with me ever since. The problem I find with vinyasa is- as soon as I’ve arrived into the pose, checked my alignment, found the most beneficial place for me to be in, and noticed what my mind is saying in it- the rest of the class and teacher are 3 poses ahead! Each to their own though! Every practice has its place! Apparently someone covered my class recently and apologised to my students claiming it was “too hard” because they’d heard my class is the slow/easy class. My students found it highly amusing 🤣🙊🙈 Next time you do a movement, whether it be yoga or lifting weights in the gym. Do it slower, maybe even slow it down half the amount you usually would. In most cases you will come to realise it’s actually HARDER. You can’t rely on momentum in my classes, it’s all about that muscle recruitment- this 1 minute flow actually took 10mins 😘🙏🏽 see you all next week for some amazing new classes 😏
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"For me, it's just dancing around my house to kind of sexy classic rock music (because those words have been put together before). It's something I only really realised lately. I was in this box of trying to fit into the person that I thought society was expecting me to be and then everything that I was trying to do to fit into the plan went haywire and then I was like, 'Well, fuck it. I'm just going to do the things that make me happy now and I'm going to listen to the music that I like and if I want to run around the house naked and not worry about whether the neighbours are going to cop an eyeful, then I'm going to do that.' And, yeah, it's been good to just, kind of, come back to myself."
I spent all week working on some writing that was due today. My computer decided to restart and when I finally logged back in- all of it was gone. I'm not sure what caused this and whether Mercury (the planet of communication has any part to play in it) but I know it's not coming back😭. While a large part of me wants to scream, cry and shout, a smaller part of me just wants to nap and forget about this for now. I guess I'm going to opt for a long ish snooze for now. Ya feel me? Has this ever happened to anyone here? Lesson no 45621- back up your data #technicalglitch#mercuryretrograde#wanderingforwellness
Photo @virkullar .
Everyone has them. Like I do.
The difficult thing is accepting yourself sometimes, but I learn, with time. Hope you guys all do to.
Life is to short, beautiful to worry about your body.
The right people love you as you are. So the only thing left to do is to love yourself. Then you’ll be free🕊
There's something so liberating about this quote...that we can try to return to that freedom 🧡
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Are you victim to your eating disorder’s false truths? Are you struggling to see the light at the end of the tunnel? Tell us below what your ED says that you know is a bold lie... and let us encourage one another and reply with truths! 🖤
Finally reunited with a dressing gown after so long apart 😭♥️ have been travelling for almost exactly 2 months now and it’s not been anything like I pictured in my head - lots of ups, lots of downs, lots of lost items (bye bye credit card), lots of illness, but also lots of the most incredible experiences I could ever have imagined. Something it’s taught me I need a good deal more of, however, is perspective and learning when to surrender and/or laugh it off rather than wasting my time and energy complaining within an inch of my life. In the bigger picture, losing a credit card isn’t that bad. Getting Bali belly a few hundred times and missing out on a few experiences isn’t the end of the world. I am incredibly lucky and grateful to have this opportunity and I need to remember that. Happy full moon day, the time of letting go of what no longer serves you 🌚🌝 ps thankyou @jackmeadowss for being the most extra photographer I could ever ask for 📷
Legs up the wall/ Viparita Karani is my all time favourite restorative/meditation pose...I literally have fallen asleep here after meditating 😂
Perfect end to tonight's practise 🌒
Try it for 5 or more minutes, use a blanket rolled up under your hips if needed & sit away from the wall a bit with knees bent slightly if you have tight hammies, it doesn't matter your heart will still love you for this!
SO many benefits of this passive inversion-its said that it can cure whatever ails you!
High and low blood pressure
Before and after @arenafitnessmma Casino Royale, I promise the ‘after’ picture does no justice to how brutal this class was 😂 I am absolutely (gross I know) soaked with sweat 💧 (woo 😂) that’s what you get when it’s push ups for the ‘jackpot round’ considering I could barely do a push up before I started arena, completing 68 in total is pretty cool for me! #arenarumble