All posts filed under: Connect

Yogic Breath & Effective Body Movement Therapy

Week #1  The power within poise Creating time to give our emotional system some much-needed attention and expansion can be hard to resource or understand. Making room in your life for tending to your emotions on a regular basis will and does keep a healthy, balanced and ready for life you. Kundalini Yoga has taught me an everyday practice; to wash the stress from the body, allowing me to reclaim myself a space to quieten the minds noise and to open into a peaceful and calm stillness. A little slice of personal time, with regularity and patience has added a beauty of balance to my life. A way to process the emotions regularly; accompanied to journalling and yogic diaries allowing acknowledgement and the release of emotions. A tending to my emotional garden, thus keeping me healthy and within a neutral mindset. The hardest working muscle in the body, the heart, functions this way. It does not stop from the time it takes its first beat while we are still in the womb, until we take …

Through the eye of the wholehearted

Wholehearted folk have an inspiring way of seeing the world. Perhaps it is because they understand how to live with vulnerability, it is what they see and touch. A treasure they behold! To believe they are worthy of deep love and connection. Living with a vulnerability that isn’t controlling or predicting. What would happen if you began to move through the world as a ‘wholehearted’? What gems would you behold? 1 :: Courage To tell the story of whom you are with a wholeheart; having and owning the courage to be imperfect. 2 :: Compassion To be kind to the self above all and upon first account; thus allowing this treasure to be extended to others. 3 :: Connection As a result of authenticity; not being whom you think you ought to be. 4 :: Vulnerability Knowing that what makes you vulnerable is in-fact what makes you beautiful. Knowing that it is necessary to invest within things that may or may not work out. An essential part of the wholeheartedness toolkit is infact vulnerability. Vulnerability is …

A womans relationship with the moon

“Woman is the moon. It wanes and waxes. Everything grows because of the moon. Everything ripens because of the sun. And everything is conceived because of the combination of the harmony and those two polarities of male and female, sun and moon.” – Yogi Bhajan LEARNING WAYS WE CAN LINE UP WITH THE INTERNAL RHYTHMS OF LUNAR POWERS Understanding your moon centres and mapping them can help make sense of a woman’s changing emotions. Through careful observation.  Take a calendar and mark down where you think you might be and observe any changes.  Over time, you’ll understand more about yourself and your nature and be able to navigate your changes with more ease.   THE MOON POINTS The moon is the ’emotional flow of energy, hormones and imagination”. The energy of the moon is interactive within the micro and macro cosmos, our body and universe. We recognise how lunar cycles interact with Mother Earth, ocean tides, plant and hair growth, animal rhythms, and a womans hormonal cycle. Lunar energies also influence our emotional equilibrium. Moon …

Freedom

One of the greatest human weaknesses is that we want to impress others. Once we start impressing ourselves it’s nirvana. We are redeemed, we are free, and we get whatever we want. That day you will find you are you and the very joy of being you is a most precious joy. It will take away all your suffering and your pain.” -Yogi Bhajan

Reclaiming the feminine flower

So often lacking in Western culture, the awareness of the creative power the female body holds. Let’s take a deeper look at why practicing with finding your femininity around the sacrum produces such profound effects. The pelvic floor is a large group of muscles that form a “basket” or a diaphragm which supports all of our internal organs. In eastern practices like Yoga, Tai Chi and Qigong, there is a big emphasis put on pelvic floor exercises. It is said that life force, prana, or chi can leak through the pelvic floor and be lost if those muscles are weak. This life force energy is essential for maintaining high energy levels and longevity. In the modern world of desk jobs, we sit still for long periods of time, and at best work out at the gym a few times a week. Most of us pretty much never engage the pelvic floor muscles. This leads to reproductive health problems, painful periods, loss of sensitivity and sensation, and overall low energy levels. It is researched and reported that …

Joining the Dots

Georgina, is the founder of A fat lot of good. She lives with her three children. Each week, she writes about the sense—and nonsense—of life. In a time where we are looking for tailored courses to take a wellbeing dream from idea to exit, all that glitters is not gold. Getting the right education, the right support and joining a community of like-minded people will make all the difference in your first years of launching into the wellbeing culture whether at work or as an individual. Doing this helps you to avoid the common mistakes by learning healthy strategies that actually work. Trying to work it all out yourself through trial and error can often lead to a waste of time, energy and lead to the shaky path of apathy. Is it right for me? The chances are you have a great idea of what you like and now you’re ready to identify and source those practical steps that turn wellbeing into a reality. What is it that makes such a huge difference to your …

Addressing the irresponsible swell of wellbeing as a profit centre

Via Daily prompt –  Heard Georgina, is the founder of A fat lot of good. She lives with her three children. Each week, she writes about the sense—and nonsense—of life. The challenge of mental health and wellbeing is a significant longstanding debate and with it a marketeers profit dream, a topic and sector to be founded with deep ethic and values. With Teresa May announcing in January that the UK Government would do more to help schools and employees ‘deal’ with the hidden injustice of mental illness and need to do more to support ‘mental wellbeing’, it thus leaves the door open to deep abuse in a climate of profit over a moral compass. If you are looking to transform your health and workforce this year who better to take inspiration from than a ‘people powered tank’; The new economics foundation (NEF). Rooted in real lives, workplaces and communities and commissioned by the UKs government foresight project in 2008, reporting the most insightful and important drivers of mental capital and wellbeing. With the concept of …

Crafting a February of Contentment

Via Daily Prompt : Craft Georgina, is the founder of A fat lot of good. She lives with her three children. Each week, she writes about the sense—and nonsense—of life. Dear Women, A new month sets above us a time to re-centre the feminine, embrace our strengths and set the banquet table ahead. Revive, revisit, reconnect and beautify the natural pure love for the inner self we can bounce back to. Let our next weeks set our grace, our exploration and our understanding of whom we are. Let us visit and consider a deep understanding of the well of contentment. States of happiness, satisfaction, fulfilment, peace and the grace of placidity that we hold within. Creation of a simple life by means of contemplation and reflection to setting clear personal boundaries. To nurture and withhold a delicate space, to boundlesssly give to our loved ones yet include a whisper of a secret love affair and awareness with the ‘you’. Emotional, social, physical, spiritual and self health; let it be our whisper of excitement and our purpose to …

Resist putting it off

Via Daily Prompt: Resist Georgina, is the founder of A fat lot of good. She lives with her three children. Each week, she writes about the sense—and nonsense—of life. Find Inner Peace, Improve Your Happiness and Health with Conscious Wellbeing tasks, here is shouting out to ‘Keeping In Touch’. Keeping in touch with supportive friends can help you deal with an orbit of stresses in life. There is nothing greater than catching up with those whom embrace kindness when face to face. Yet why is it not always possible to drop them that note or chat and keep the lines of communication open, we often resist the old fashion touch? It’s worth working at relationships, they make you feel loved and valued. None of us are superhuman, we all sometimes get tired and overwhelmed and it is that listening ear that acts as a cornerstone and counsel, how often do we take time to say thank you? Data suggests that over a third of visits to UK GPs are associated with mental health, investing in your …

The Magic of Attunement

Dear you, Momentary awareness, welcome and entertain. Pain and pleasure sits with attunment, turning the magic on. We are strong when we teach others how to treat us; when we show up to our emotion and delicate sensitivity. The purity of self respect to showing up; feeling beneath your very skin. Nothing is too broken to find a path back. Pausing to reflect upon the force of seas of change, not pushing down emotions, feeling and being open to pain. Having fun as if finding silver, soaking in pain of others sins; the fiery forces of a relationship with the self and others. Start to fall in love with its pure depth and range; it brings us alive. The saviour is to be a human, a full attunement to self awareness. To welcome and entertain it to your boho. Being grateful for the nature of expression of pain, hurt and wonders of the celestial delights of any painful growth phase. Turn the magic on, everything is a touch away. Expression is a diamond. “ Your …