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Be right back. . Taking some time out from this little social media app. . My schedule will be up to date on my website (link in bio) and I'm still available through the old school phone and message. . Time to fill up my cup and truly be present and mindful this month.
Hanging onto sunny days like... . Happy 1st October and welcome to the final quarter of the year! No idea how that's happened and feels like I've only just remembered to write 2018 on paper (was stuck at 2014 for ages- does that happen to anyone else?) . Lots of opportunities to slow down with me this week! . Tuesday 5.30pm Kids yoga @totalchiyoga. . Wednesday 1.30pm with ZSL. . Thursday 7pm Yin Yoga (75min) @ The Yoga Studio Bushey. . Friday 4.15pm Kids yoga @totalchiyoga. . Saturday 8.20am Wake up & Flow (adults). 9.30am Family yoga. Both @totalchiyoga. . Sunday 10.30am Beginners Ashtanga Yoga, Edgware. . See you on the mat... swinging from trees is optional (but highly recommended).
I'd just like to interrupt your scroll to say hi, you're beautiful 😍
May look like a lump of food but this lasagne has me drooling all over again. . I'm not sure if you're like me but as soon as the leaves go red I get my baking on and start craving wholesome filling meals. . This lasagne should have lasted a few days but got demolished in two! Recipes up on the blog!
Today I woke up with the worst back pain... I had to change every plan I had made and cancel on people I love dearly. . I woke up with the heaviest weight of guilt... feeling like I had let people down. . @the_lovely_catalyst reminded me of her restorative yoga podcast and I put it on, grabbed some cushions, blankets and pillows and lay there. Had a cry and let it go. . I couldn't recommend her podcast more! If you're at home needing some time out give it a go!
All. The. Feels. . Not sure if it's the full moon or having a kids class full of girls but today there was some super strong feminine vibes. . We wrote love letters to ourselves and to each other too. . I'm not going to lie... I cried a little! Never doubt yourself and know how loved you are. . Kids yoga @totalchiyoga is about stretching and working the body but also soothing the mind... ❤️. . What would your love letter contain?
How do you feel about Mondays? . To be honest I love Mondays! It's my admin day and a chance to get organised... although I do look like the pup above whilst I wait for my husband to come home all afternoon. . If you're feeling those Monday blues then don't worry! Plenty of chances to have a little dance party and sweat... . Tuesday 5.30pm- Kids yoga @totalchiyoga. . Wednesday 12.30pm- ZSL Private yoga. . Thursday 7pm- *NEW* Yin yoga (75min, Bushey) @theyogastudiobushey. . Friday 4.15pm- Kids yoga @totalchiyoga. . Saturday 8.20am- Wake up & Flow. 9.30am- Family Yoga. Both @totalchiyoga. . Sunday 10.30am- Beginners Ashtanga Yoga, Shishukunj Bhavan (Edgware)
Sleep. . Dreaming of this incredible place right in the heart of Masai Mara. Sleeping in nature- hearing the hippos at night and waking up to lizards inside our tent. . Sleep is the number 1 thing that affects my health (food being the second). When I was younger I would knock out at 9pm (literally on the dot) wherever I was... it eventually became an ongoing family joke as I'd just sit in the corner at big gatherings and fall asleep. . University introduced me to coffee and crazy amounts of work so my sleep pattern did not exist and it's taken me a while to find it again. . I'm not going to lie... I'll happily go back to my 9pm bed times but usually settle for 10pm still giving me a good 8 hours of sleep. This week my hours have dropped down to 5/6 hours... all of my body alarm bells have been going off and I know I need to take extra care. . So many of us pride ourselves in only needing 5 hours of sleep but remember 8 hours is where it's at. ✨
If you knew you could handle anything that came your way, what would you possibly have to fear? The answer is: NOTHING! . Today's thoughts are about how often I let fear hold me back... fear of failing or even succeeding. Fear of what others may thing and fear of my own self talk. . Reminding myself I CAN HANDLE IT. Repeating over and over again. . How does your fear show up?