Yoga with a Capital ‘Why?!’

Yoga with a capital ‘Why?!’… rewind about 5 years ago I could contort my body into all sorts of yoga positions. I would head down to my local yoga studio about 2 or 3 times a week for a dose of Bikram Yoga and would be floating all the way home. Ahhh, the serenity. In an attempt to get me back to that floating feeling, yesterday I took the plunge with a beginners class at Hot Fusion Yoga. Today I can’t move…! Continue reading

Days 6 to 10 Psychosomatics – Light Bulb Moment

Right now I feel like I have just found the switch to life. It has become apparent to me just how long I have been wondering around in the dark. Sometimes there has been someone to hold my hand guiding my way, and many times I’ve let go to see if I could do it on my own – only to stub my toe and trip over! Getting up again, I’d try and remember the mistakes I had made to get ahead a little further. The hand would reach down to help me up, but in my own stubbornness, ignorance or perhaps fear of looking a little deeper I would quickly let go of the helping hand to try it on my own once more, inevitably tripping over again. Continue reading

Days 3, 4 & 5 Psychosomatics – The Cat is out of the Bag

Confidence. For me, confidence is where a person has such a strong will and sense of personal identity that they will go forth and seize each day, taking action to reach their goals, aiming to be the best that they can be. Over the last three days of my Psychosomatic Therapy course I have realised how much I crave to be confident and that it is the only thing holding me back. Continue reading

Day 1 & 2 Psychosomatics – Coming Home

I love psychosomatics! I could live and breathe this stuff for the rest of my life. Seriously… I could. Actually, let’s do one better than that – I will ūüôā¬† It changes the perspective you take on yourself and the every day events in your life, from the smallest to the largest. I already feel like I’ve made a number of realisations about myself and it’s only been two days. My outlook on life couldn’t be better and that’s because I know I’ve come home. Continue reading

Toil and Trubble… or just Bubbles?

Tick tock, tick tock goes the work clock. I’m down to one more day at work. Yiiikarreddooe! From Monday I officially start my 12 month sabbatical. So how do I feel now? Well, I’m drinking a glass of wine looking up at the wall at my to-do-list. Hmmm… yes, looking at the wall… not do-ing anything. Continue reading

What’s The Plan Stan?

It was a wonderfully wet weekend, so I took the opportunity to plan. I grabbed some paper and pens,¬†writing¬†down all the bits and pieces flying around in my head. Finally I¬†had them¬†grouped and a list of¬†what I needed to get stuck into first. It took ages! I’m now the proud owner of time schedules¬†(complete with¬†shiny¬†stars) and to-do lists. But the one thing¬†I forgot to plan for were the¬†dips and trips that life presents us. Continue reading