Each year, on New Year’s Day, I choose a theme or a ‘sankalpa’ (an intention formed by the heart and mind) for the coming year. In 2017, my theme was ‘clarity’. Read on to see how it shaped my year and how to choose your own theme for 2018.
Tag Archives: Motivation
Self care: When what you want is not what you need
You’re feeling tired but wired, and all you can think about is sleeping, mindlessly watching TV, scrolling through your social media feeds, or stocking up on chocolate, caffeine, or a nice glass or two of wine. Sound familiar? It does to me.
Read on for a few ideas about how to figure out what you need rather than what you think you want (as well as an embarrassing insight into my occasional toddler-like tantrums!).
How to strengthen the vagus nerve for wellbeing and resilience
A few weeks ago I introduced you to the vagus nerve. Read on to find out about the signs of a weak or strong vagus nerve and how make this nerve as healthy as possible to keep us happy and resilient in the face of life’s stresses and upheavals.
Why is it so hard to do what’s good for us?
Confession time. As I write this, I’m going through a phase where I have only managed to get myself on my mat at home once a week. This is a hard thing to admit as a yoga teacher in training. But it is a common pattern for a lot of us – we are least likely to take proper care of ourselves when we most need to. So why is it so hard to actually do the things that are good for us?
4 reasons to be excited about anatomy
I’ve done a bit of moaning about anatomy lately as I struggled through my homework outlining all the bones, joints, and muscles in the shoulder and pelvic girdles. But the main thing I’m learning is how amazing our bodies are. Here are my top 4 reasons to be excited about anatomy.
2015 – A year of balance
At the beginning of 2015 I chose the theme of balance for the year ahead. Here’s what happened.
5 top tips for getting yourself on the mat
I’m not going to give you a list of reasons why it’s a great idea to develop a self-practice, or any inspiring quotes about motivation – I think you probably know all of that already. Instead, I’m going to share my top 5 super-practical tips for getting yourself on the mat…