Flexible & Flowing - The Water Element

The Sacral Chakra

Spend more of your life in beautiful places. If you can't visit them, create them.

Plant a tree, grow herbs on a windowsill, dig a small pond.

Water

Yin & Restorative Yoga

There are 4 free yoga classes in this section of the course and 3 extra classes.

We need to grow stronger...slowly.. but most of us also need to regain flexibility by learning to be still and relax.

Practicing Yin & Restorative yoga makes you more flexible. I am living proof. I was getting stiffer over the years and had a sore back and hip when I first started yoga. I have learnt... and it wasn't easy, to hold an asana and relax.

My mind would want me to keep moving.

What next? How much longer? Whats the point? This is boring...The internal chatter dissolved with my breath and peace and softening finally joined me as I practiced.

Find presence, poise and grace in the gentle asana first.

These positions are practiced sitting or lying down mainly and are held for much longer periods of time.

Yin Yoga asana are held for 2 to 3 minutes. This gives your muscles and mind the opportunity to relax and let go and as this happens over time you move deeper into the posture.

Restorative yoga is more gentle and nurturing and can be held for even longer usually with supports such as pillows.

They help free your body and mind from injury, pain, suffering. Both mental and physical

Link to yin & restorative class

1/Relax. Relax..Relax.. is a simple, gentle, restorative class

Which is practiced laying on your back. 

It is incredibly important for the health of your whole spine and nervous system

It is a gift to yourself, practice it often.

The Heart of Yoga

2/Saraswati Wisdom is an intermediate to advanced class.

I usually adapt a class I am practicing at home but this time I don't

Notice frustration if you can't practice some of the postures in this class, accept and adapt.

Emotions surface with the water classes in particular and like life they are not always "feel good."

Acknowlege them, watch them, breathe and release them. 

Flow Yoga

Flow yoga is beautiful to practice, very feminine and graceful.

Instead of holding the asana we move with the breath.

If you can't relax, if you can't sit still. Then flow........

Add specific mudra, add music or mantra

and yoga becomes a spiritual practice.

It raises your spirit...hard to describe but easier to feel.

Quite a few of my flow classes have been choreographed by me as I practiced at home, whilst listening to Sacred Earth.

I loved practicing them so much I wanted to share them with you.

The more you know your routine the quicker your mind will settle.

Make sure you know the postures well before flowing.

I am sitting in lotus but you might be sitting in a chair or cross legged.

It doesn't matter.

Links to two flow yoga classes

3/The Moon Flow Class is a favourite of many of my students. Strong Women

The first 10 minutes is standing and can be practiced by everyone with care.

Take your time to learn Shakti Mudra before you begin - Essence of feminine power hand gesture. If it is too challenging for your fingers place the tips of your fingers together and practice Hakini or Prayer. A student told me Shakti Mudra was too difficult for her, so we adapted. Thanks for your feedback Vickiā¤

*At the bottom of this page, you will find Moon Work a fortnightly guide to help bring you back insync with the feminine cycle of the moon. Time to look up at the sky, enjoy the dark, the yin, the cool & calm.

Recommended Books. I found them both in the local library and then bought them.

Lunar Abundance by Izzy Spencer

Moonology by Yasmin Bowland

Both are wonderful guides to inspire you to live a beautiful and happy life.

4/ Sacral Chakra Class is beginner/intermediate and also lovely to practice.

The Heart of Yoga

*THERE ARE 3 EXTRA TEACHING CLASSES AND MEDITATIONS for guided students

The beautiful & gentle Tree of Life flow class which ends with a face and neck massage.

*Now available to buy as a download or I can send you the YouTube link.

Click here to purchase The Tree of Life Yoga Class

A restorative yin flow class which ends with the Water Yantra teaching meditation.

Yogic Healing Class - The place of the Moon, increasing ojas the nectar of life.

Link to the teaching meditation - Orange Stone.

This meditation encourages you to create a beautiful life.

It is one of the chakra or rainbow teachings

One of my students gave up her job after practicing it in class.

I was a little shocked when she told me.

She then struggled with what to replace a job she didn't enjoy with and also not earning "her keep"

She has now started her own charity to help underprivilaged women in our society and realises her true value is not how much money she earns.

Oranges & Orange Essential Oil

An important healing fruit and oil for Kapha Dosha

It also has a special energy July 2017 Newsletter

Bird Song

Spend at least 2 months on this section of yoga classes & meditations as you work your way through Weeks 9 - 16 of  Bird Song 

My body & mind began to change quickly when I started my Yin Yoga Teacher Training.

I was once average health & flexibility, getting a bit stiffer through the years.

Now I am incredibly flexible...it happened through learning to relax & let go.

Learning to be still.

Learning Ocean Breath.

Dropping into my favourite restorative yoga positions any time of the day, in bed before sleep and sometimes at night when waking with a hot flush.....

Once you learn all this, yoga becomes an essential part of your life.

Now you don't need to be told what to aim for.

You start to feel the changes and you become more intuitive as you practice.

You may make up your own class. Be your own Guru. 

This is the missing part of many yoga classes, the feminine.

The Rainbow Teachings

Saraswati Wisdom

Saraswati Wisdom

KAPHA DOSHA

Bringing it all together.

Water - Learn a little more in my Newsletter.

Orange

Sacral Chakra

Vam

Physical focus is the lower spine, pelvis & hips.

Good for balancing emotions such as guilt, grief, depression, feeling down.

Musical Note D

Uddiyana Bandha

Apana Vayu

The Moon

The West

Winter

Ayurvedic Treatment for colds & flus  August 2018

Food Therapy Oranges/Yoga for Winter July 2017

Easy Chai for colds & flu  August 2019

Relax.Relax..Relax...

Relax.Relax..Relax...

Moon Work. What do you think?

Can following the Moon guide you to a better life?

My newest qualification - I am now a Certified Moonologer with Yasmin Boland and it has taken my practice to a much deeper level which I wish to share with you

What is Moonology?

Connecting with natures months and cycles and using the knowledge for self-study of our own months and cycles. To help plan and change our lives, follow our hearts and create and live a beautiful life.

What has the moon got to do with yoga?

Everything!  

Become healthier in Body - asana, herbs, diet.

Mind - breathing exercise, mantra, yantra, mudra.

Spirit - feeling part of nature, part of everything, whole. (Following the moon cycles)

The health system of Yoga & Ayurveda is interconnected through an understanding of the elements of Earth. Water. Fire. Air. Space.

The Moon is part of the water element teachings. Connecting to the feminine energy.

The physical asana help us move out of our busy, overactive minds and experience/focus on our body and on our senses. They connect us to the earth element and ground us. This is the beginning of a journey inwards.

I hope to inspire you through the yoga teachings and wisdom to find happiness, contentment, beauty and peace and just as importantly to accept the "hard" times. Learn to "soften" and live a beautiful, rich and meaningful life.

Full Moon in Cancer

Saturday 7th January here in Australia

Cancer is a water sign, it is the most sentimental of signs and the teachings it offers are forgiveness, make peace, say sorry. All of these are so important to our wellbeing. It is deeply connected to the moon, it is the sign of the moon. 

Forgiveness is the most important thing you can do for your mind and spirit.

Yasmin Boland puts it very nicely in her Moonology Diary 2023

Forgiving is about letting go and moving on. It means you accept the past and live in the present while looking to the future. I have recorded a wonderful forgiveness meditation taught to me in my Yin Yoga Teacher Training.

You'll find it whilst exploring the Strong Women section of my FREE YOGA CLASSES. Change you life.

Super New Moon in Aquarius- Happy New Year


22nd January in Australia - Chinese New Year

Many cultures still align there calendars with the Moon Cycle.

This is the first New Moon of 2023

Making New Moon resolutions is far more effective than our New Year's resolutions.

You have 12 opportunities to refine your wishes and start again. 

No longer another year's failure at achieving your goals, but a learning circle.

Month after month after month. Moon after Moon after Moon.

What would I like to achieve this month/new moon? I can't be bothered this month/new moon. I feel ready to start again this month/new moon. Always coming back to your wishes.

What do you really want from life?

Learn your Sankalpa with Yoga Nidra Meditation

"Sankalpa is a short phrase or sentence, clearly and concisely expressed, using the same wording each time, to bring about a positive change in one's life."

*The first New Moon of the year is a powerful time to begin a journal or diary. To write down your hopes and dreams, it brings them from your mind and into reality.

Remember small changes over time are lasting.

Remember you can't just wish for something and wait for it to happen.

You start a course, or start saving, or buy a couple of plants. Slowly growing your garden, cultivating, planning and allowing for life to open and blossom in its own ways.




My Journal December 2021

A new moon is a time to start again. Another month. Another opportunity. A new beginning. The Yang of Life. After the full moon it is time to rest, to nourish, to let go, to be still and listen. The Yin of Life.

"Forgive others not because they deserve forgiveness but because you deserve peace."

Jonathon Huie

Sit, swim, watch.
Light and colour always changing.
Sit, swim, watch. Light and colour always changing.
Eagle Point
Eagle Point
"Moon"thly cycles
"Moon"thly cycles
Summer visitor's
Summer visitor's
Behind the waterfall
Behind the waterfall

Learning how to create and practice feminine and beautiful yoga classes has made yoga so much more of a spiritual practice for me. I have been practicing at home and adding some of them to my classes for years. It is deeply rewarding when someone tells me how much they enjoy the moon flow that I created or face massage. 

So I was looking forward to practicing, flowing yoga with music again and I love Yin & Restorative Yoga but suprisingly, practicing this section was really tough. Things happened and things from the past resurfaced and I cried a lot! 

Moon Flow

Moon Flow

I also had a lot of guilt which travel restrictions brought up ...my Mum is in England, struggling and isolated. 

But it was good, good to acknowledge, to forgive myself, to cry.

I am ready to move to the next section. I feel stronger now. I had to leave and live a different sort of life for my own spirit and well-being. I have learn't so much about myself. Most importantly I have forgiven myself and know that I made the right decision.

Ready to learn more?