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YWA Move Day 25 – Release

Hoo, I needed the YWA Move Day 25 practice. Release is such a helpful movement - to shake, to exhale, to throw something out of the body. The 'shh' breath on the exhalation helps to hear the release and know that it is happening. I felt that I was releasing old patterns and habits of not speaking up, of being too nice, of being stuck in the 'compassionate listener' mode. Now, as I wrote in the post on process - release isn't a...

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YWA Move Day 23 – Soften

What a beautiful practice of softening is found in YWA Move Day 23 video from Yoga With Adriene. Being day 23 of the ywaMove 30 days of yoga journey suggests being in a final phase.  A time to bring together the different qualities that have been generated. Softness is important in embodiment, and I am grateful that Adriene highlighted it. Of course there are certain yoga 'styles' and practices that really focus on softening - 'yin' yoga, restorative yoga, pranayama, savasana, yoga...

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 15 – Reset

YWA Move Day 15 online yoga practice from Yoga With Adriene was a wonderful reset. Framed as a half-way mark rejuvenation in the 30 days of yoga journey, it included movements found in kundalini yoga such as 'knocking on heaven's door', which helps the breath and energy to move through the body and bring fresh attention. I appreciated the chance to reset, which brought my awareness to the relationships and growth in myself that are new. At the same time, a perception...

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YWA Move Day 10 – Uplift

Ah, uplift - thanks to the YWA Move Day 10 yoga home practice. What a sweet relief to feel some uplift through the body and mind through the gems of yoga. I actually had some mid and lower back tension going into this practice, so the idea of uplift had me a little trepidatious that it would be focused on backbends. Backbends were in there, but it was a lovely mix of as an, and as always, the instruction from Adriene is...

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 7 – Nourish

YWA Move Day 7 practice from Yoga with Adriene helped me to access a blend of suppleness, strength and space. I am grateful for this minor miracle. I love that yoga and any mindful movement is so transformative to the whole being. That is truly my motivation for this business, and I love that others such as Adriene Mischler are sharing this bounty with ywaMove. Whenever I feel jealous of other dancers or yogis, or my thoughts are stuck in yoga industry business,...

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...

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...