I’ll be honest there is alot of stuff going on at the moment. I feel like I’m juggling lots of balls, spinning lots of plates and just hoping it all doesn’t come crashing down. The plan for me in my forties is be wholly present in my marriage, raise my kids, be there for my older kids, be present for my mother and mother in law, stay in touch with friends, keep fit, eat healthy foods, mind my mental health…….you get the idea the list is endless. Ever feel like things aren’t going to plan?
Well I certainly do, quite a lot actually. Being self employed is 2 steps forward, 17 steps back sometimes but you have to keep plodding onwards. I love yoga, I love teaching and I am so damn lucky to be doing something I love. Repeating my mantra; what is for me wont pass me and then figuring out what I need to do to make that happen. Doing the work. Being a mother is 2 steps forward, 1000 steps backwards but you keep at it cos you love them, you protect them, you do everything you can for them and that’s the deal. There is no purer love than a child’s love. Last week I had a wobble, I cried when I didn’t know why I was crying. But that’s good because it’s better out than in (what piece of Shakespeare is that from??). Anyway it felt good and I feel soothed because of it.
So, this week getting my sh*t together, sorting my house out and making sure I am engaging in practices that sustain me. So my yoga practice this week and indeed my teaching will be about self love, self compassion because that’s what needed.
So many of you have joined the October Plank challenge, that has been totally buzzing. I love seeing the messages about how you’re getting on. I can see (yep I look at these things) so many of you doing the recordings, keep me in the loop. What are you loving, what are you hating. Has your concentration improved???
I am listening to Angela Scanlon talking to Rox Purcell, check it out here. Roz is honest about her failures in life, her eating disorder, navigating the world of beauty pageants and seems generally sound. Always worth checking out is Rich Roll, I loved his chat with Jonathan Fields, if you have time (cos he does go on for a while) maybe watch it on Youtube here. It’s lovely though, I especially love the part about finding your spark in your career.
In preparation for the colder weather, and to look after my hands I have pulled out my gloves. Have you come across Paula Rowan’s gloves yet? They are the most beautifully made gloves, I’m lucky to know Paula and she talks so beautifully about the process of design, bringing the design to life and the care in looking after people to enable them to choose the right gloves. Check out her online shop if you fancy covering your hands with care this cold season. https://www.paularowan.com/.
Yoga Classes this week –
Tuesday 9am, Zoom Morning flow. This class is all about building strength with yoga.
Wednesday 7pm, Outdoor yoga at Seapoint. A gentle evening practice.
Thursday 7pm, Zoom WindDown yoga. A restorative, gentle Yin practice. If you think you don’t need this class then this is definitely the class you need each week.
Saturday 9am, Outdoor yoga at Seapoint. If this class can’t happen due to weather it will happen over Zoom.
Saturday 11am, Park yoga at Herbert Park. Vinyasa to flow into your weekend.
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Fill your cup, take care of yourself.
Peace, love, namaste