Truth & Bones

“The modern woman is a blur of activity.  She is pressured to be all things to all people.  The old knowing is long overdue”   [Introduction: p4 Clarissa Pinkola Estes]


Women Who Run With The Wolves (WWRWTW), from which the above quote was taken was recommended to me more than 20 years ago – before my eldest daughter was born.  It was suggested to me by my wonderful yoga teacher.  What I didn’t know at that time was that it would become ‘the book’ that gave voice to so much of my inner being and helps me to convey the message I want to express right now.

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Holding a Team of Wild Horses

The theme of this blog was inspired by two occurrences.  The first inspiration came from a recent Well Woman Wisdom class in which yoga belts were being used as a support in Janu Sirsasana (Head to Knee posture).  The second inspiration follows up on the western / cowboy theme touched on in an earlier offering - Adventures in Borderland Anatomy (it's kinda nice when there's a sequel don't you think?)

 

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Code Red

As many of you will be aware, I read - constantly.  I'm never that far removed from anything printed and can't contemplate not having a book or my Kindle in a bag wherever I go.  Time spent sitting is time spent reading (apart from when I'm meditating that is).

 

A book started to appear on my Facebook timeline about a week ago and I admit that at the time, I just kept scrolling.

Then, almost like divine intervention, I decided I needed to find out more and that's when Code Red stood for more than an alert of something dangerous happening.

 

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Jake's Baby Yoga Experience

[Image copyright: Joanna Milne 2015]

 

Jake is 6 months old now and we've been attending baby yoga since he was 7 weeks.

I'm no stranger to Claire's yoga classes having been a regular student of hers for many, many years and then having the wonderful experience of attending her pregnancy yoga sessions.  It was always a matter of when Jake would start and not if.

 

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Flexing the Meditation Muscle

Today was the March offering of Meditation - Practice Made Simple.  Over the last few months, those attending have been trying some different approaches and techniques in order to learn how to not only focus the mind, but keep it focused.

 

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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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"Yeah, but..."

Generally meditation is viewed as one of those things that someone we know has done, or something that we’ve tried a few times, but for various reasons ‘it didn’t work’.  People come to meditation for a variety of reasons, but unfortunately, the number that continue a regular practice after that first flush of excitement has gone declines quite quickly.

There are a few reasons that meditation is either avoided or dropped...

 

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Are You Sitting Comfortably?

Cushions, Blankets, Belts & Blocks

 

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