What a wonderful time we had together at The Big Chill, a 2 hour class I offered together with Kaz from Fig and Fennel Candles and Mel from Gypsylove Malas!
The intention was to offer a class designed for some seriously deep relaxation, of the Yoga variety. From the feedback I feel like we totally delivered that, which makes me feel so awesome!
So thank you for coming and for being part of this.
Here's a small little one pager I put together for you, to keep you super chilled and relaxed during what can be a busy, fun, exhausting time of year.
I hope you enjoy it and that you make some time for yourself, look after YOU!
Be back in 2017.
Today there was Yoga at the bus stop in Dee Why. Although, you walking by looking at the same thing might not call it by the name of Yoga! Hold tight and I'll explain.
A lady sitting at the bus stop caught my eye today. Really, I think I almost walked into the pole with the bus timetable on it. Duh. I was kinda mesmerised.
There sat this lady. She looked fully present. What she was wearing and I feel how she was wearing her clothes got my attention.
Because (to me) from top to toe she totally rocked her outfit.
Her hair was scooped up in a bun, a big rocking bun and front and centre was a big beautiful soft pink flower. Like I'm talking it was a BIG flower. Her clothes were an assortment of pink and white, big floaty layers of tops and a skirt. I'm not sure on the shoes, because the hair had me!
I couldn't take my eyes off her, I was even going to go say something like "your totally rocking that outfit" or "you look so amazing" or "sheeesh your really wearing your dharma" but I felt like those words would not do anyone .... any good.... insert smiley face here!
For me today, she embodied Yoga, in particular Dharma. "Better to struggle in your own dharma than to succeed in anothers" or as Joseph Campbell so eloquently wrote "You must give up the life you planned in order to live the life that is waiting for you".
I felt like that lady, wearing that outfit, was totally into what she loved and what was true for her. She looked lit up, alive, juicy, like she was
A L I V E
Not just getting by, her fire was s t o k e d !
Maybe could we put aside what others expect us to look like, how they expect us to be, or what we envisage others expect from us.
Lets dive deep into what feels true for us!
Its a feeling that we can drop into, with practice, how does this feel for me, in my body?
Does it feel true?
Where do I feel truth?
Do I feel lit up?
Do I feel like I'm stoking my fire?
Now I'm off to the hairdressers to get back to being a brunette! One small step. Yes, a kinda superficial one but hey, we are here, having this human experience and best to make it true for us.
Even if that starts at the hairdressers!
I LOVE planning!
I love envisaging.
I love ritual.
I have a folder full of pull outs from various magazines over the years (top right pic), for a while I had about 15 J Crew Catalogues! Then Yoga Journal took over, but mostly of all lately I feel that my entire vision falls into the Happinez Magazine. If you haven't read it, OH MY GOSH! Prepare yourself for a visual feast It might start with your eyes, but let me assure you it will travel to and light up your heart if your anything like me.
But on with vision boards and altars.
These two things can be so inspiring and so useful!
I love them both, but in the last few years I certainly feel the pull toward simple altars and ritual more. I love ritual and altars. I love that nowdays these are both so incredibly accessible to us. They don't need to be complicated, auspicious, heavy with certain dieties, too religious.
After all, aren't all these practices designed to bring us back to our true self? To shine? To be our best selves, which are already in us, but clouded by our opinions, stories, desires, aversions etc.
I'm putting together a simple one pager with some practices for setting up your altar, and a sweet simple ritual.
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