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Sunday afternoon and a 3 hour inversion workshop with Jenna Owen Yoga couldn’t think of a better way to hang around with my heart above my head.
Yoga is one of my favourite ways to spend an hour, I’ve done different classes with different teachers some on the spiritual side some on the hold that pose till the sweat trickles down your back kind each has its merits but yoga is a very personal thing as Jenna says this is your practice your time so do what your body tells you. I love Jenna’s classes I tend to drop in whenever I’m free which is great to have that flexibility being a busy working mum, theres just enough shavasna that even my crazy unrelenting brain finds a moment of peace & tranquility.
There are multiply benefits of yoga for me it’s an hour to tune out of the stresses of real life, but also to stretch out from crossfit classes and focus on my posture and attempt to become a little more flexible in the process.
By the end of the class today I had managed the feathered peacock pose, plow and a headstand on my forearms I imagine tomorrow there will be a struggle to get anything on over my head and don’t even think about spending 5 minutes braiding my hair the arm burn is going to be real!
If you want to check out classes click on Jenna’s name below and I’ll look forward to seeing you on a mat soon
I asked Jenna if she would tell me a little about why she practices yoga have a read you’ll be on a mat in no time…
Whenever anyone asks me my story of yoga and how its changed my life I wonder how I can condense it into a few paragraphs, you know when you love something so damn much you can’t shut up about it? Well that’s me and yoga! Few years ago I went through some tough shit, cancer and a separation in just over the space of 4 weeks. I had two little kids so I couldn’t drown my sorrows in vodka so I chucked myself at yoga instead. I started with you tube vids and then plucked up the courage to take a class. My god I was hooked. I started purely to help with the shit going on in my head, the anxiety, the self loathing. Yoga taught me to love myself, it taught me how to calm those thoughts, it taught me to be accepting of things around me that I could not change. It gave me a place to go (the mat) when I needed to cry, or forget, or work through whatever was going on in my head. The side affect was pretty damn awesome too!! My body felt good! Muscles that used to be super tight started to loosen, I got myself into postures I never thought possible! Damn I realised I could stand on my head!! Weight training became easier, I could squat deeper, lunge further and my deadlifts and good mornings improved massively. Side effects aside. My main reason has and always will be the benefits to my mental well being. The way yoga makes me feel. It inspires me daily to be better, to do better, to be kind to myself and others. Studying yoga made me a much calmer accepting person, more mindful in my daily life. I trained to be a yoga teacher for the sole reason of – if I can bring yoga to just one person and it can change their life for the better than job done. Result! I know it sounds stupid but words really can’t describe yoga, you’ve got to feel it!! Give it a try ❤️