Seasonal Yoga with Chi & Co

Month: August, 2012



Our training weekend began with our late summer practice with Sue & Julie. It was a really nice introduction to the upcoming weekend and really helped my hips that were insanely sore from running. As you may of gathered from my last post I really wasn’t up to the training weekend but did go along as I’m no quitter! However I felt really emotional and just wanted to go home the majority of the time which I think is mainly linked to my poor health at the moment. My anemia has got progressively worse rather than better and its affecting me physically i.e exhausted, tearful, achey and sad. Luckily I get to study with a wonderful bunch of people which is a welcome relief as my past experience of studying has been truly awful. Yoga training at chi and co has really changed my perception of what study is all about and it is mainly down to the great people I get the opportunity to train with. Anyway I’ve veered of the info for August! We did several posture workshops and learnt Sanskrit words which have started to escape me already don’t you worry Julie I’m sure we will be speaking the correct terms by the end of the course… ahem

Saturday began with the opening meditation, mysore astanga and student led pranayama which was easier than expected as I was quite worried about set up but it went swimmingly!

We had anatomy lectures from Ros about digestion and girls things followed by a presentation on yoga during pregnancy which was really interesting. Apparently one lady came to class during early labour and managed to complete her entire yoga class. Dedication right?! We were then provided lunch by Julie which is always a lovely array of vegetarian goodies.


Afterwards we discovered our NLP learning styles and I found out I am kinesthetic learner. If you want to find out what kind of learner you are check out here. We had more posture workshops, body observations and Sue delivered a great presentation on the tummy meridian points and energy exercises for balancing and centering the body.

The information and company this weekend was great as usual its just a pity I’m feeling so poorly otherwise I would of enjoyed it more.

Any questions about any yoga subjects? What kind of learner are you? Is the anything you would like more of on the blog? Talk to me!



I decided to post about this as its something that I struggle with on a daily basis but feel through my practice it has eased a little but I have a long way to go.

To know me I am usually always when I’m not having a rant about something really smiley and chatty almost annoyingly so. However beneath this big smile I plaster on to the world I have a internal battle going on. I find being round people exceptionally difficult which I am pushing to overcome through my training. The training weekends are the hardest and my anxiety about a weekend surrounded by others sends me in to an anxious state. I actually go into blind panic and regularly toy with the idea of not going at all. However through speaking about how I feel and being honest about it I feel so much better. Last month I was having a moment of wondering wether I was doing the right thing and had huge lapse in confidence. I spoke to some of the wonderful students on my course and turns out they felt the same way! I was shocked that I wasn’t the only one experiencing the flight feeling in fight or flight but to meet people that understand meant so much to me.

It is a daily battle to get out that front door because of how I regularly feel but through opening up and challenging that feeling maybe one day it won’t be such a task.

Sorry to go all deep on you there but I just needed to get things off my chest especially with the up and coming weekend.

Olympics 2012

So tonight marks the end of the Olympics which I am so sad about because its been wonderful viewing! I am currently waiting for the closing ceremony to start and decided I best get my update about London times to share with you guys.

I went to London with my mother and she by accident booked first class for her train journey down… I however had not but because we had a nice conductor man he said it was fine so I blagged my way into 1st class. Score! It is actually so much better with a coach to ourselves, complimentary drinks and free internet.

We arrived in London Saturday evening and went to our hotel in Kensington and crashed out in bed exhausted from our travel. In the morning I got up did some yoga then hit the gym and pool which was great because I had the gym to myself and the pool was lovely and warm. I do enjoy a good yoga and workout session! Afterwards I introduced my mum to the wonders of whole foods while she enjoyed breakfast I quickly grabbed some speciality teas and fresh fruit because it was time to head over to Westminister for… the Olympic Marathon!

The rain was really bad but all of a sudden went off thanks to my morning sun salutations (obviously) and the atmosphere in London was electric! I was so excited and we cheered for every runner. We managed to get a great spot just under Big Ben! The event was very well organised and everyone was in great spirits. I enjoyed it so so much!

Afterwards we headed to Hyde park for some live coverage and it was v. busy but again everyone was happy and it was just the nicest atmosphere. I am pleased I got chance to visit London during the Olympic time and get to see my favourite event for real. As it was a flying visit I had to dash off across London to Kings cross to catch my late night train back to Glasgow. Unfortunately the train journey back wasn’t as stylish as the trip down but then again you can’t have everything eh?

I have a busy week ahead and a yoga training weekend coming up on Friday which I am quite anxious about. I will talk more about this in my next post because right now I am going to watch the closing ceremony. Big sad face.

What has been your favourite Olympic event? I loved the gymnastics, athletics and swimming.

My New Mat

This is my new mat! I would like to give advice on buying the right yoga mat (I originally wrote mate there which is quite fitting really) I’ll be honest about my new mat… its soft to touch and its pink so it does good in my book. I don’t even know if there is special things to take into consideration regarding a new mat but I bet a pretty colour is very important indeed.

Have you bought a new yoga mat lately? What colour is your mat?

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