Becoming Free…

Immersing myself in my yoga practice today I felt in need for some inspiration myself and found myself turning to a teacher called Claudia Cummins – I’ve never met her, so haven’t experienced her first hand in any way.     But I find her words reflect my teachings in a way that I can never verbalize.

In this piece she talks about the inward flow, and how to find it  –  read on

Becoming Free - Find Your Own Yoga

Becoming Free – Find Your Own Yoga


My body loves to transform yoga asanas into some sort of flowing, tai chi-ish dance. I have no idea why, but I simply cannot resist. I place my body in the iconic yoga shapes, I refine the pose, and then a few breaths later I’m rolling my spine or dropping a shoulder or wagging my tail.

This feels very innocent and childlike to me, reminding me of swinging on the school yard jungle gym. It feels liberating, as if all the gunked up energy within is finally able to come out and play. It revitalizes me, and leaves me feeling fresh-faced and bright.

I suppose this is some sort of beautiful dialog between my body and the pose, or more likely between the energy that pours through me and the universe beyond. Whatever it is, for me it is inevitable, and I’d like to share with you just how it rolls in my body, in case it inspires your body to flow and play, too.

Here’s one simple yoga flow that I practice every time I settle onto my mat. I like to call it Riding the Wave, and I often use it as an entre into my practice.

Some of my favourite inspirations  –   Angela Farmer – The Feminine Unfolding

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Yoga Is Not All About The Poses

immersion

Immersing myself in my yoga practice today I felt in need for some inspiration myself and found myself turning to a teacher called Claudia Cummins – I’ve never met her, so haven’t experienced her first hand in any way.     But I find her words reflect my teachings in a way that I can never verbalize.     In this piece she talks about the inward flow, and how to find it  –  read on

Some of my favourite inspirations  –   Angela Farmer

Saturday Morning Learning

Be Feminine

Be Feminine

Hurricanes, tornados, floods, mud slides, forest fires, mine collapses, oil spills, earthquakes, shootings, bombings—so many people in recent years have been caught up in the most horrific, traumatizing events.

There is no shortage of tragedy in our world and trauma is one of the most debilitating and quite possibly long-lasting ailments that can affect a human being. The scars of emotional trauma, without proper care and attention, could last a lifetime, long after the physical scars have healed.

Peter Levine Trauma

Authentic Embodiment

Summer SolsticeThis is my new blog where I am going to share my thoughts, inspirations and teachings with you. I will also share with you the things and people that I admire and who give me inspiration to do the work I do.

I am a very spiritual person and occasionally find it difficult to put into words what I really want to express therefore from time to time I will share with you teachings from others that will help me portray my thoughts to you.

I hope you will enjoy reading my blog and please feel free to comment, share and contact me if you wish to do so.

As always, love & happiness to you all

Deirdre

Using A Body Based Approach To Ease Joy and Let Go

Letting Go with Ease

Letting Go with Ease

Over the summer months I have spent time exploring exactly what this means for me m