- Give yourself 5 minutes a day with a daily meditation - count the breath from 10 down to 1 or try a mindfulness meditation with a body scan.
- Roll out your yoga mat, sit on it & see what happens
- Do 2 Sun Salutations - get your heart pumping
- Do some Cat/Cow stretches
- Hip stretches - low lunge/runners lunge, lizard lunge
- Try the Pilates - 100 (vary the leg position for a challenge)
- Try the Pilates chest lift (upper abs) & toe taps (lower abs) for 5 repetitions each
It's that time of year again with when traditionally people think about giving something up for Lent (whether you're religious or not). From giving up smoking, chocolate, sugar or alcohol we usually think solely about giving up. Well this year what about considering taking something up for a change??? For the 46 days of Lent think about taking up something that will have a positive impact on you or on others. Here are a few suggestions:
I had the pleasure recently of going on a yoga holiday in Donegal over the June bank holiday run by Elma & Patsy Toland (https://www.facebook.com/Thespout). They were amazing hosts and I really enjoyed every minute of the 3 days we spent in sunny Donegal. Elma was my teacher while studying for my teaching diploma so I was eager to join her classes knowing her encouraging style and depth of knowledge would leave me inspired.
It was such a luxury to spend 2 full mornings doing yoga classes for myself. As a yoga teacher it can be difficult to get time to join classes on a regular basis. While I have a regular home practice there is something amazingly uplifting about joining a class full of like minded people & sharing their energy yet still being completely present right in my own space. Reminded me why I love yoga so much.
I returned from my weekend feeling totally refreshed – having completely switched off. I got to do some wonderful yoga and spend time with great friends. Check out some of the photo’s on our website.