Adventures in Borderland Anatomy

From the rather obscure title of this blog, you would be forgiven for not knowing that it refers to pelvic floor awareness and was mentioned in feedback that I received recently at the end of a course of Well Woman Wisdom Yoga classes.   It was given to me by Kate Codrington, who goes on to say...

 

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Are You Sitting Comfortably?

Cushions, Blankets, Belts & Blocks

 

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Well Woman Yoga - An Introduction

The Journey To Well Woman

 

As yoga has been the mainstay of my life for more than 27 years, I have seen the practice support me through so many aspects of my life as a woman.

 

There’s been the journey of many, many years of gynaecological problems, surgeries and consultations leading to a diagnosis of infertility.  The two, very blessed but totally unexpected pregnancies (7 years apart) along with two very different births.  Through it all, yoga has been there, all the way to where I find myself now on the threshold of menopause.

 

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Off The Shelf

As an avid reader, well alright then, a complete book junkie, I have, over the years, developed a system with my lovelies (my term of endearment for my books!)  There's the 'next to the sofa' pile and there's the 'next to the bed' pile.  Someone asked me recently what I was reading.  Whilst it would be easy to give the name of one book, I am totally unashamed to admit, that I have several on the go at once.

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Grounded Presence

The Dome & Lantern


Inspiration for classes can come from a variety of sources – sometimes as teachers we choose to work to a theme for a set number of weeks.  In the past I have had rotations of various guises as a foundation and at other times it can be hip openers or back strengthening.

 

Sometimes inspiration can come from a mantra or a short piece of writing, or it may even be one posture that lends itself to the creation of a whole class.

 

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Visual Noise

I was recently introduced to a term 'visual noise', which in essence is used to describe everything around us that we see, which in turn creates some sort of feedback, whether pleasant, unpleasant or neutral.

 

Taking time to consider this further, it would make sense that our outer world is, to the best of our abilities, visually appealing, irrespective of where we may find ourselves.  We may not be blessed with a garden, but we can bring colour into the home through the use of fabrics or houseplants.

 

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Leap of Faith

Teaching yoga and or meditation, takes a leap of faith at times.  As teachers, our hope is to be able to share with others, practices that we have found meaningful as well as helpful and to be able to convey it in such a way that it inspires others to want to try.

 

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The Business of Yoga

Spending on yoga and related products was reported at a staggering $10.3 billion in the USA last year with 20.4 million practitioners in America alone (that had increased by 29% from the 2008 study).

 

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