WHAT YOU DON’T SEE ABOUT YOURSELF THAT YOUR YOGA TEACHER DOES

Unearth Yoga Article by Maudie Johnson:: Things you don't see about yourself that your yoga teacher does
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They always say there are many forms of communication both verbal and nonverbal and practicing yoga is certainly one of them. You may never get the chance to converse with your yoga teacher or really get to know them but I can assure you that they can tell a lot more about you than you might think. Having taught for 6 years I have come to read the signs of body language as a gage to what is going on internally. This mainly falls into 4 categories: Those who find it hard to close their eyes and let go, those that fight battles with themselves when they can’t do the pose that there competitive side so wants to achieve, those who don’t push themselves hard enough and finally those who push too hard. Yoga is about balance and that’s what we try to achieve with our students. So next time your practising yoga perhaps bare that in mind (body and spirit…)

BAD UNDERWEAR FOR SEXY HEALTH ?

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I had heard rumours a couple of years back that wearing underwear made from man-made fibres is not ideal your lady parts as it can disrupt the natural bacteria causing all sorts of problems. I had also heard that the underwire in bras stops the breast’s lymphatic system expelling toxins to the nearest lymph nodes (aka your arm pits) Upon hearing this I immediately made the switch in the knicker department but it took me a while to let go of my trustee underwired bras. Then I discovered the comfiest non underwired bras in M&S: Comfortable, super supportive and bosom enhancing- what’s not to love? So I bought two in each shade. Other studies have also shown that wearing bras all together can damage our health but for now I’m not going to go Charlie Dimmock on you but continue to wear my non underwire bras and ‘mi’ white cotton knickers…

WHEN IS OUR EGO TOO BIG AND CAN WE EVER TRULY LET IT GO?

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‘ Let your E…GO,’ a clever play on words that got me thinking about the Ego and its importance or rather danger zones. Whilst recently excited to be getting my mitts on a new ski shell combo, my Ego so clearly flattered to be trying on an XS, that I let it proceed my rationale and We ended up purchasing an outer layer that I simply can’t fit anything else underneath! Upon telling my friend this tale whilst out skinning in my new XS outfit we laughed out loud that one can always appear ‘extra small’ when simply standing still! And thus slightly larger when maneuvering your way up a mountain! So I can truly vouch for the fact that my Ego most definitely superseded me in that moment and has left me rather cold and immobile. So I suppose the question I am now looking to answer is: Can our Ego ever be of any use to us…?

CHANGE AND IS IT ALWAYS FOR THE BEST ?

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A debate that one could argue would depend on the intention behind the change. Q. Was it a change made out of love or out of fear ? Having faced some legal concerns over our name, Loveyogabum and being rather attached to the name, I was initially upset and panicky about the thought of losing it. What with it holding so many fond memories and representing the last 4 years of my life i’m sure you can understand my initial resistance. Having been working on a new website at this time I paused and wondered about this timing. Perhaps not a coincidence but rather a sign to change. So rather a tad reluctant I started brain storming and suddenly there it was: Unearth Yoga. A name I felt so strongly about and one that I felt better represented the business and the future. However this is not to say that the change wasn’t born in fear but rather transformed into love. This name change unhinged my mental windows to a wider and more beautiful vision for the business making me think perhaps change is for the best…

CONDITIONAL OR UNCONDITIONAL LOVE AND WHAT SORT ARE WE GIVING ?

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// Having just picked up our long awaited puppy it seems unconditional love comes in a bundle of black hairy fluff. Even when put in her night cage for the first time she still loves you as much as ever come the morning. This got me thinking about the conditions we humans attach to love and does it really serve us? I would like to think I give unconditional love but on closer investigation there seems to mostly be conditions even when disguised as a code of conduct or a seemingly reasonable request. However when it comes to animals it appears that even when they chew your favourite shoes we can’t help but love them despite this and maybe it’s because we respond with a similar love to that given?