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YWA Move Day 22 – Courage

Well, the theme of YWA Move Day 22 being courage was kind of perfect. I arrived on the mat feeling stressed and overwhelmed about many areas of my life - kids, relationships, and personal and business finances. I am practicing speaking up to others and this takes a lot of courage for me. So thank you Adriene for a beautiful online yoga session that invited me to tap in to my courage. I loved the yoga, I loved the sequence, I loved the...

YWA Move Day 8 – Rest

The YWA Move Day 8 practice from Yoga With Adriene came at a great time for me. I got sick! In fact, I didn't practice on Day 8 because of being sick and trying to get a tested in a Melbourne overwhelmed by COVID cases. While the discipline of practicing every day contains a rich bounty of benefits, taking some space from critical thoughts about missing a day when sick is also a good idea. I then resumed the 30 days of...

YWA Move Day 6 – Light

Kapow - the fire is lit in the YWA Move Day 6 - Light practice from Yoga With Adriene. Wow! This was an unusual practice for me in that it was mostly core or abdominal work. When I am guided gently and clearly out of my comfort zone by a trusted teacher, I come through energised with new life! My abdomen has been the area of my body that I had had the most negative body image about. I intellectually know all of...

YWA Move Day 5 – Deepen

The YWA Move day 5 practice from Yoga With Adriene was indeed a gentle deepening. I love that the process of deepening with the breath and presence is a three dimensional opening in the body mind. I love that this can be expressed and practiced simply, scientifically, or esoterically. I love that the experience of this opening is what is of primary importance - because the experience is open to everyone, no matter how they express what's happening. I entered back into the...

YWA Move Day 4 – Flow

Oh, I loved the YWA Move Day 4 Flow from Yoga With Adriene. I feel the gentle power of the breath to ease out pain and tension from a niggling hip (and shout out to my past self with injuries and chronic conditions, and anyone else, who finds that the release is not easy or immediate). I feel the romantic, kind sensibility towards myself that comes from moving from the breath. I sense that flow is always within, and we practice being...

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YWA Move Day 3 – Stretch

YWA Move Day 3 practice from Yoga With Adriene stretched me, indeed. It was a gentle stretch, pleasurable. I tapped into some asana I do little less often, and the gentle visit there felt like a greeting. I had a rough night last night with a three-year-old and dog, and today I had been feeling sluggish and uninspired to work. I ended up doing the practice at the end of the day, right before picking up a kid.  I actually walked the...

YWA Move Day 2 – Open

YWA Move Day 2 - Open was another beautiful, kind, heartfelt practice from Yoga With Adriene. The theme was 'open' and after experiencing this session I now feel invigorated yet very relaxed. I mean, that's the ideal, right:) I noticed some thoughts of resistance or wanting to quit around the abdominal sequence of ywaMove.  I noticed how thoughts of not wanting to extend the comfort zone, and not want to do something where I feel 'weak' or 'fat' can be obvious, yes,...

YWA Move Day 1 – Here

YWA Move Day 1 is up, check it out here.  It is so wonderful to be moving and being present by practicing Yoga With Adriene again. She is a clear vessel and it is beautiful. I stayed present and was here to notice any small feelings of jealousy or comparison or trepidation at being physically pushed wash through. I am sweaty!  It is summer in Melbourne and from a still, slow start she got us moving already in YWA Move Day 1. Sometimes...

Support across space

Online yoga has clearly exploded during the working from home life that many of us are now in.  There are lots of good aspects to this.  If it is a paid service, it may help teachers and studios create a little income.  If it is free it can be a (relative) democratiser of yoga (although, it still takes a device and internet access, which not everyone has). Another great thing about online yoga learning is that you can find someone...