July 31, 2014

Day 53


As a young teenager, I always felt there were people, teachers on a higher level than me because my self confidence was low. I spent much of my time wishing I looked like someone else, wishing I had different features, and had the same, if not better talent than...

July 30, 2014

Day 52.... Experienced highs and lows today, and now it's very late to inspire.... My handstanding experience really brings me back to earth....

The first photo is blurred as lili was bouncing along with me in the trampoline! The second is lili... Miss pro at handstands...

July 29, 2014

Day 51....


Over the recent years, I have stopped watching TV. That's not to say I don't appreciate a good movie or a good series, but it has been a long while since I turned on the TV to watch the news. I found myself avoiding it partly because it was very depressing....

July 25, 2014

Day 47 CAFFEINE!!!


Yesterday it occurred to me how dependent we are on unnatural stimulants in normal daily living, that keep us fueled up with energy. This includes coffee, cakes, white bread, sugar, and alcohol. Over the past 3 weeks, commencing in Barcelona, I had u...

July 24, 2014

Day 46 opinion


I've encountered many situations where other peoples opinions seem to matter; where we are dependent on their thoughts and criticisms. During my teenage years, I would always listen to any negative opinion or criticism that came my way, and I would hold...

July 23, 2014

Day 45


Attempting many of the yoga poses (including handstand), will certainly challenge the mind. If I was to name a single pose that was the most challenging for me, it would be the handstand. For 14 years, I have spent my yoga practice avoiding it and watching other...

July 22, 2014

Day 44....

I watched a movie length documentary last night called "yoga woman", and I have been thinking about it all day. Many of the teachers speaking their truths on the documentary, are ones who have inspired and taught me what I know today. Yoga continues to inspir...

July 21, 2014

For me, yoga is about expression of the self. It always has been and that is what drew me to yoga in the first place. I have always been more artistic than academic, and always enjoyed 'expressing' myself through the use of my body. The body is equally as intelligent a...

July 20, 2014

The best handstands come when I practice and prepare the body. Today I did just that. Before my mind had the opportunity to make excuses about being tired, I just got on with it and practiced a full length dynamic vinyasa flow. I finished with savasana (relaxation) and...

July 19, 2014

The other day driving my son to school, there was a man walking along the road, tattooed with a beaming smile  on his face. My initial reaction was to look around and see what he was smiling at, or look for someone be was with. I soon realized he was smiling  from a ha...

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