Who would have thought that dropping the weight into the pelvis like a plant in a pot could feel so good? Heavens.
Last weekend I was really lucky to learn from Bill Wood, a highly skilled teacher influenced by Scaravelli Yoga. An absolute revelation. Bill led us through a weekend discovery of ‘Being Soft, Being Strong’. The more we softened our bodies the more our natural strength was enabled. Asanas just grew from the inside out. Moving into greater and greater ease so we were able to exhale into comfortable steadiness. Always seeking to stay away from any rigid holding, we moved and so kept on making discoveries about our selves. No collapsing into stretches, rather curious investigation into being alive in our limbs, free in our joints. Our bodies opened, broadened and energised. Our minds calmed, centred and celebrated. Freedom. Breath became an experience in and of itself. My mind was able to touch times of stillness. A real gift. Treasure to cherish. And polish.
I am organising a longer retreat with Bill in 2018 – you can join the list now firstname.lastname@example.org
and do join his mailing list! What an exceptional and lovely teacher. billwoodyoga
With thanks to all my students and clients who teach me so much. Thank you for all your trust, enthusiasm and commitment.
Click on the link below for a recording of a long relaxation – nearly 40 minutes. Set yourself up nice and warm and snug with guaranteed zero interruptions. Maybe put a large bolster/cushion under your legs and an eye mask/scarf over your eyes. Lots of blankets! or duvets!
Do take time out to relax deeply over the holidays. Preferably repeatedly. Lets see if we can make this a good habit for next year! When we relax deeply the body enters homeostasis and its potential for self-healing is optimised. What’s not to like? Feel more at peace and give yourself the greatest gift, health and happiness.
with love, Sonia xxx
the inspirational David Sye who keeps breaking down barriers www.YogaBeats.com
the brilliant choreographer and dance teacher Sam Lawrence www.samlawrencedance.co.uk
the incredible 5 rhythms dance magician Chris Boylan www.northernrootsandwings.com
the deeply touching Contace Dance and Embodied Presence Sara Carter a highly gifted teacher who hasn’t got a website yet!
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