"The breath flows in and out of the body like a series of waves rolling up and down the beach. " Some thoughts about Earth and Water and guided practices on this theme.
"Polish the mirror until you can seeYourself with soft eyes, compassionatelyStep through the doorway, you hold the keyPierce the veil of illusionYou are complete." - Luc Acke These beautiful words are from my friend and fellow yoga teacher Luc Acke in Belgium. They are not just poetic words but also the lyrics to a song… Continue reading You Are Complete
I actually really enjoyed seeing all these grey clouds this morning, and the ethereal light sneaking through. Where there is light there is shadow. Where there is darkness there is always a glimmer of hope. Shilbottle View 4 May 2020
Restriction can be unappealing, but whether we resist it or surrender to it, there is an opportunity to grow, to open or to move. I created this practice as a little exploration into boundaries and resistance.
The political is personal. I first became aware of Jacinda Ardern when she announced last year that the New Zealand budget would "prioritise wellbeing over economic growth". What might it look like in my own personal life, to prioritise my wellbeing over my productivity?
"Keep Calm is useless advice unless you have a trained method for self-regulation and addressed your trauma history." I used to think yoga was the glue that fixed me back together after some difficult times. Now I credit yoga as the lens through which I saw that I was never really broken.