Thirteen days of yoga

Well it’s probably time to give a bit of an update on how my Yoga a Day challenge is going. Well, firstly I’m proud to announce that I have indeed been successful in doing Yoga in some form every day, despite visitors and toy related clutter (see above!) and secondly I am really, really loving it!

I should point out for those following at home that I’m definitely no Yoga guru and I’m starting from a fairly beginners level. I’m not that flexible and I struggle with keeping my thinking from straying onto various topics, but that’s the very reason why I’m taking on this challenge. Yoga can be seen as a formidable pursuit – all headstands and twisting yourself into knots. But its all a process. Of letting your body settle into the space where it feels comfortable and gently pushing that little bit further as you go along. I like the idea of quietly challenging myself and this body of mine and I’m open to where this year will take me. Continue reading

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Happy new year and introducing my Yoga a Day challenge

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and all that! Well here we are in 2013, feeling all shiny and new. Or perhaps not?! I always love the promise of a new year and use this time to take stock of events and dynamics in the past year and look at ways I can change the bad, embrace the good and become closer to the person I want to be.

For me, 2012 was a year of immense ups and downs. The massive ‘up’ was the arrival of Hugo in April, but as the saying goes ‘What comes up, must come down’ and the come down was the adjustment that came with managing a house with a baby and a toddler. And if that wasn’t enough, I took on working from home when Hugo turned 6 months old. Cue the guilt, anxiety and overwhelm! Continue reading