How a YM Challenge ends…

~CHALLENGE DAY 10~ Q: “HAVE YOU EVER FELT THE LONGING FOR SOMEONE YOU COULD ADMIRE?” Ayn Rand. A: “LOOK IN THE MIRROR.” Trisha Thomas. To round up this particular Challenge I have written a synopsis poem of the week’s posts 🙂 : At the end of this CHALLENGE, YOGA MATTERS’ wish for you We feel it strong and heartfelt, And …

Stop Trying So Hard and Get Back In Your Box! said no Yoga Teacher ever.

What is more important? Showing up, staying in the room, locking the knee, grasping your foot, grasping anything, holding the posture, falling out from trying, getting back in when you have fallen, resting when you need to, giving your 100%, coming back? ALL ARE EQUALLY IMPORTANT. Everybody’s measure for personal success is different. Depending on where they set their bar …

Never Be Afraid of the BackwardBends !

~BACK PAIN CONSIDERATIONS for your Bikram Yoga practice~ DIAGNOSIS: Firstly, the instructors at YM are Yoga instructors and are not qualified to assess your pain. If pain is severe or keeps you from doing daily activities or does not go away after a few days it is a good idea to visit your health professional or back specialist to have …

OM ~ The Original Mantra

In Yogic thinking the first word was OM, the first vibration and sound from which all others emerged. There is no literal translation of OM; its three letters A, U and M signify three periods of time and three states of consciousness and all of existence. OM (correctly spelt AUM) covers the human threefold experience A is waking state (representing …

Bone Matters

We work on the 26/2 diligently, a group of people in our unique bodies. We regulars know it is clearly not one size fits all. In this post I am focusing on the bony skeletal and its variations (not mis-alignments, just the bare bones 🙂 ) to present regular practitioners with food for thought on how this may affect YOUR …

You Are Breathing Your Alive. You Are Not Breathing Your Dead. RIGHT?

You are barely breathing your still alive! It’s amazing. It is possible to live and to function whilst scarcely breathing at all. Breathing enough to keep you from keeling over whilst going about your business. We all walk around, functioning to a greater or lesser extent breathing as we do. This is how I was when I took up Yoga. …