NamasteFebruary 4th, 2012 | Posted by in Uncategorized
Hello Friends and welcome!
As I write my eyes are continually being diverted to the window where the sun is slowly beginning to set. The storm clouds and fierce winds have subsided and this early evening has become calm and serene with blue sky and only a few, wispy cotton wool clouds hovering above. The scene is one of pure beauty, inspiration and true magic. I find myself putting down the computer and taking a little time out to go outside and ‘be at one’ with this very magical but fleeting moment. But even as I marvel at this daily miracle of life, my mind still wanders to my business yet to be done for the day and my week. I am only half with nature and the Universe, the other half of me is in my mind, far away from the present moment ! This reminds me of a blog I once read by another yoga teacher I met when on a retreat in America. Her words resonated as she said that we have ” evolved into a human species that lives in the mind where our human traits and habits are engraved in all of us”. Changing this habit of constantly multi-tasking our thoughts is a very difficult task but it is possible to live life in the present moment instead of in our heads!
We need to begin by slowing down, to breathe consciously and pause the on going demands of life. We need to bring our attention inward and rediscover our authentic nature. Simply by conscious breathing we can connect with the intelligence and power of the life force within and around us. We can take time to be present with the people in our life, to listen to what they are saying, to give them our full attention and to pay attention to ourselves. Whenever we find ourselves in our heads, take a breath and practice keeping your mind , body and soul right where you are in that very moment in time. You can then draw on a deep sense of ease, purpose and mastery to create positive change.
If you are interested in positive change, why don’t you consider embarking on my teacher training course beginning in June. The beautiful Hills of Malvern are within easy reach of Worcestershire, Gloucestershire and Herefordshire…and beyond !! If you wish to study yoga and rediscover yourself, please feel free to get in touch and find out more information. The style of class I teach is very varied from vinyasa flow to restorative and therapeutic yoga. I teach mantra and meditation, beginners to advanced.
So I urge you this month to slow down, bring more awareness to your breath and watch Springtime unfold…..and for me, to experience the glorious sunsets over the magical Malvern hills and be at one with it.