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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The Power of 5

Just 5 minutes...


For those who attended January’s Meditation – Practice Made Simple you may now be on the week 2 practice guideline (if following the prescription) of sitting for just 5 minutes and being aware of the breath.  For those of you who may be interested, you can try it for yourself, there's not much to lose (just 5 minutes!)


5 minutes is such a small amount of time – anyone, even the busiest person, can find 5 minutes.

 

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Motivation in Meditation

Life occurs at the very tip of motivation – Joseph Goldstein

 
Last week was the first session of the year in supporting others to get started with a meditation experience – Meditation – Practice Made Simple.
 
The main focus to begin with is that of knowing why you want to meditate.  This comes down to motivation.
 
Unusual to see motivation ahead of methods of practice perhaps, but really, it is essential in order to have a chance of creating a practice and being able to maintain it.
 

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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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