I am not really one for new year resolutions but this year I decided whole heartedly that I would break up with caffeine at least for the month of January to give my body a chance to detox from the black gold.
Many people swear by the ancient practices of yoga or meditation to keep their body and brain finely tuned. It’s a popular form of physical exercise, now taught in aged care facilities, schools, and health centres. However devoted yogis believe it’s the spiritual elements of yoga, which includes relaxation, breathing and meditation that not only improve physical health but also enhance wellbeing.
With a new year comes the opportunity to start fresh and lay the foundations to live your life aligned with your heart’s deepest desire. Setting the tone for your year and living a more purposeful is much easier than you think. And it all starts with just a few little words.
Set the tone for the new year with this two-hour workshop led by Lydia and her fellow Yoga Corner teacher Erin, which will help you move into 2018 with a courageous heart.
Join Lydia from Roar Spirit Yoga this Sunday 25th June at 11am for a FREE one hour winter warmer vinyasa flow yoga class, on the spectacular Docklands New Quay Promenade as part of the Docklands Sunday Market celebrations.
Finding stillness in my life and in my mind is something that I have struggled with a lot lately as I continue to transition from the corporate world into my new combo career of yoga teacher/PR freelancer.
I think about winter solstice - the shortest day of our year - as being our year's hump day. Finally from this day onwards, our days start to get longer and our nights shorter as we move closer towards the shining possibilities of the warmer months. But, sitting back and thinking about a day as getting longer, or a night shorter, serves to remind us that our time here is limited.
Last week I led a yoga class on the theme of “acceptance patience”. This is a topic I have been interested in for some time after attending a meditation workshop centered around the book of internationally renowned Buddhism teacher Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.
“He who has faith in God does not despair,” says I.K.S Iyengar, the father of Iyengar Yoga. It is this one simple sentence that best describes the fifth and final niyama (or life observance) by which a yogi lives their life; Ishvara Pranidhana.