It’s a strange winter we are heading into, one where so many things are uncertain. However there have been a few things I do that have kept me sane over the past year so why change now? Number 1 a daily gratitude practice. That begins when I wake up, it’s early so it’s still dark. Sitting in the dark, just for a few minutes giving gratitude for being where I am in life. For waking up today and greeting with kindness my self right there in that dark space. Gratitude for being who I am, for the people around me
Yoga, a daily practice to clear my head and relieve the stress that builds in my body. Clearing blockages and freeing Prana, honestly that meant nothing to me until I stopped to think why do I do yoga, what exactly am I doing when I make these shapes with my body? Then the answer hit me, I am freeing Prana, becoming unstuck.
A daily meditation practice, some days it’s 1 minute others it can be longer. Honestly I don’t time myself, I just allow this practice to flow and allow myself to be on my mat. To drop into my breath, if I can do nothing else after expressing gratitude then this is what I choose. It helps to ground me, to help me settle. When my mind seems distracted I count my breaths, before long I can visualise my breath coming in, moving around my body inside outside all around me. Then I am at one with my breath, I am breath.
Sea swimming in the Forty Foot, this has been a game changer. There are days the sea calls to me, she sends her signal I can truly feel it. No problem if you think this is barmy and it probably is on a level but there you go. Going to the water, jumping in, feeling my heart pound as my skin tingles with cold. My body is telling me to not stay too long. Wrapping a towel around my cold body when I get out is so comforting.
Yoga at Lenehan’s
Thank you so much to everyone who came to our November Nourish event on Sunday gone. The energy you brought was amazing. As a teacher there is nothing more beautiful than having you guys in front of me with your eyes closed and your arms raised to drink in your yoga practice. This event was truly wonderful in a space that promises to bring lots of fun memories in the future.
Yoga Practice this week –
Monday 7pm Join me for evening flow, this class is all about movement with breath. Different to WindDown this evening flow will get your sweat on and then bring total relaxation. A fantastic way to start your week. An in studio class in Terenure, places limited so please book today to join me.
Tuesday 9am online yoga. Working with strength in mind & body.
Thursday 7pm WindDown yoga online. The place for total relaxation. Light a candle and join me.
Saturday 9am Online pre- recorded class, for those who sign up to this class you will get a recording on Saturday morning.
7 day recording with all these classes
Saturday 11am Herbert park. Park yoga with Jean. Join Jean for park yoga, and don’t forget the extra layers.
To join me in class click here.
Peace, power, namaste