Vitality

Stay on your game for summer!

Hey. How are you? I am well and loving these light mornings!! I always get up early, that's just me, but this time of year it's sooooooo much easier than in the dark and in the cold (Mmm Obvious!). It's almost a pleasure to hear the alarm and bound out of bed.. Okay, now maybe that's going too far but..

Practising yoga and getting down to my work super early feeds my spirit and I feel good. 

Simple as.

Before I even put the kettle on I get down to some Yoga/Pilates practice plus a little meditation. It soothes me. My body and spirit come alive and I feel so grateful. Everything makes sense for me at this time. It's such a beautiful start to the day and sets me up. It's early, it's peaceful and I love it. I need it this way.

And then I need my Tea... My spirit needs this too ;)

How about you? What feeds your spirit? 

What do you need? It doesn't matter when you find time to check in with yourself, or how long you take doing it, but giving yourself a little bit of what you need every day really helps your emotional wellbeing. Obvs again but we rarely pay attention to it.

You're amazing but to keep going you need to be on your own team.  

I'm not talking massages or pedicures and stuff like that (although, of course, why not?) or super planned, organised rituals that are supposed to be for yourself, but actually turn into stressors.

Just things you need in the moment. Even just good, kind mental chats, can be enough. The ones where you can give yourself a bit of compassion even when things seem to be a mess. This is big for a lot of us, The Self Talk. Make it kind.

You are enough, doing enough, always and it's all okay.

And so, whilst working in my bubble of morning love, I found this gem I want to share with you, should your spirit needs some body TLC.

DO YOU YOGA are doing a Free 30 day Yoga Challenge with no commitment, or payment details needed. Each session is about 12 minutes long and perfect for anyone, anytime,

It's really user friendly and a great way to bring Yoga into to your day these beautiful summer days. Check it out!

https://www.doyouyoga.com/course/the-30-day-yoga-challenge/

Im not affilitated with them or anything like that, but since am working on my offline programs (Look out for news Barcelona friends!), and not online programs at the moment, I thought I'd let you know about it, should you fancy getting down on the mat.

Give the challenge a whirl - It's fun and it's free.

Kriya for Inner Vitality and Stamina

This time of year is always so exciting - I love being cosy, catching up with family, friends and feeling gratitude for all the blessings and love I have in my life. Yay! There is a lot to be thankful for, and this time of year really brings it home as to how full my cup is. 

A full cup usually means a full life, and a full life can mean a lot of demands, not just during the season but throughout the year.

Below I am going to take you through a 15 minute Kundalini Kriya* that works on our internal systems to invoke our inner vitality and bring stamina into the body and mind that is so needed right now!
 

Since it's a super busy time for us all, we could all do with a bit of vitality and stamina to get us through with gusto, on top of our game, no?

I have been doing it myself for the past 7 days and its effects are immediate and incredible. I have shortened the length of each posture slightly, for the sake of time, but the effects still hit the spot. I really am super excited to share this with you!

All you need is 15 minutes and an "I can" attitude and you'll feel the vitality and stamina immediately.

It begins by stimulating the Navel Point energy and releasing the reserve energy that is stored there. It brings energy to all the meridians in the body and then the exercises systematically move the flow of energy from the solar plexus up to the throat. The Kriya* then guides the flow to the higher centres and glands. Finally, it opens up the superhighway of the "sushmana" (central channel through which flows prana or life force) and the spine. Wooooo!! The energy is totally unleashed within you. The Kriya ends with a short naval meditation for healing that creates the effect of the universe vibrating in every cell of your body. Awesome!

It's suitable for beginners and experienced student so grab your mat, an open mind and off we go!