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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...

YWA Move Day 14 – Closer

The YWA Move Day 14 online yoga practice brought a beautiful intimacy with the self. The theme of 'closer' invited me to experience a near proximity with divinity. That is, a feeling of grace and peace. My response to the prompt in this session, 'I move closer to', was 'I move closer to my glory'. Ok, so I wasn't feeling this in an ego sense:) I was feeling 'glory' as the innate divinity (grace and peace) that can be experienced within. This can be expressed...

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YWA Move Day 13 – Flight

The YWA Move Day 13 online yoga session included some play with crow pose. It can be challenging to get the foundational angles and movement that helps you reach flight in this asana. I enjoyed the playful, light touch approach in YWA Move Day 13.  At the same time, Adriene honoured that flight is the intention - it is exploring the quality of flight within that matters. It is such an internal art - having a light touch with oneself and the learning...

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YWA Move Day 12 – Focus

The YWA Move Day 12 practice came at a time where my focus was less than 100%.  I have been sick, and I noticed that I couldn't pull my attention into a sharper area when prompted to by Adriene. Still, it was a good to practice the act of focusing anyway, even if it wasn't coming fully. I guess that's what practice is! Happily, I was able to access some grace, even with my ankle wobbles, during the balancing poses. That is, I...

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YWA Move Day 11 – Mobility

The YWA Move Day 11 yoga practice with Adriene Mishler is focused on mobility. Mobility is a buzzword; it is also important. There are many movement practices that focus on mobility, from physiotherapy, osteopathy, to 'functional' movement and pilates. Essentially, these modalities find common ground in helping the body to free up patterns of tension and pain, which brings greater mobility. I like a focus on mobility because it helps me tune in to specific parts of the body and give loving attention...

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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...

Yoga Design Lab Cork Yoga Block - Mandala Black

YWA Move Day 9 – Curiosity

Now, curiosity will always lure me in, so what a wonderful theme for YWA Move Day 9! This practice started layering more vocabulary of postures or as an into the 30 days of yoga journey. For me, this introduced some freshness to the foundation established in the first eight days of ywaMove. I noticed that I can take supple strength into larger moves that take up space, with softness. I can enjoy 'working my glutes' when the sequence is guided by a kind...

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 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...