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I stumbled out of bed, I got ready for the struggle (this is a post about posture)

There’s a person I work with who has good posture. Revision: there’s a person I work with who I think has good posture. Revision: there’s a person I work with whose posture I notice with approval. Let’s be honest, I’m … Continue reading

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Your heart’s the best

This post comes equipped with a very excellent soundtrack:   I had a kind of revelation in yoga class one Tuesday morning: my heart is amazing. My heart pumps blood and all the vital stuff it carries around my body, … Continue reading

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These are a few of my favourite backbends

Although I’m conservative with my backbends because I don’t want to just jam the edges of two poor unsuspecting vertebrae together, my body really likes the feeling of lengthening and stretch down the front supported by muscle strength. First thing … Continue reading

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HONOUR

Love, honour, and obey – old-fashioned marriage vows Honour thy father and they mother – Exodus 20:12 Honour your feelings/honour your body/honour where you are today – possibly every yoga teacher ever Part of my yoga teacher Jenifer’s end-of-class ritual … Continue reading

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Why my home practice isn’t cutting it

Written 12 July, 2016 This is about yoga, but it could equally well be about dance or Pilates or whatever. It’s also about being an introvert and being single, I guess. As I mentioned in my recent outbreak of navel-gazing … Continue reading

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Rotator cuffs gonna rotate

  I’m a yoga teacher and a bellydancer teacher and quite frankly a nerd, so I think about rotation a lot. Particularly glenohumeral and acetabulofemoral rotation. Y’ALL COME BACK NOW! I promise to go easy on the Latin for the … Continue reading

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Adornment is important

I’m sick and tired. Not, for once, of anything in particular, just literally sick and tired. Apparently the change of season may have something to do with it, along with my being quite good at working and less good at … Continue reading

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Gratitude!

After working six day weeks for quite some time, I now get Fridays off, thanks to my marvellous friend Jenifer taking on Friday yoga classes at the studio. However as my mum used to say, work expands to fill the … Continue reading

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Mission statement 2016

My mission statement popped boldly into my head during a webinar with positive psychologist and all-round excellent person Niyc Pidgeon. I wrote it down and almost immediately started making the graphical version pictured here. This is why I do what … Continue reading

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Extra holiday drill: 10 minutes of yoga in beautiful Lyttelton

What do you do when you have time to kill in a little mountain town? Make your legs feel like wet noodles with extended holds of three yoga poses, of course! My thanks to my long-suffering partner for filming this … Continue reading

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