The 3 less obvious reasons to get cleaning

Unearth Yoga Article by Maudie Johnson: The 3 Less obvious reasons to get cleaning
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Personally I love a good clean and feel so much happier in my space when it’s bright and sparkling. But why is this I ask myself? A theory I have come up with is since love is the positive currency of life perhaps when something is clean it shows that attention, effort and love has been applied leaving a residue of good vibes which slowly fade over time until renewed. Not to mention tidy and clean spaces make room for creativity. So for me cleaning is not only a physical outlet but a spiritual one. Then there’s the ‘clear desk, clear mind,’ aspect. Some find cleaning very meditative and some meditation techniques even suggest using cleaning as a tool for meditation. And so the Mind now too joins the Body and Spirit cleaning brigade. So get your marigolds on and think of all the shiny benefits you will receive. I highly recommend eco cleaning products that are good for your health as well as the planets. See a list below. Most items can be purchased on….


Unearth Yoga Article by Maudie Johnson:: Yoga :: to music or not to music?
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Many yogis would say playing music during yoga detracts from what it’s about. Backed up by the fact that you wouldn’t have caught BKS Iyengar listening to music during his practice. Perhaps they have a point I wonder. But what I also know along with many of my students is the lull of a good tune helps free the mind and give you that feel good factor. And isn’t that what yoga is about? Connecting with yourself and your senses by being fully present. Well for me it is. So for now I’m going with that feel good factor and that’s why I wanted to share my favourite playlist with you. Press play and I promise it’ll put you in the mood to get on your mat or simply listen wherever you are and at least trick your senses into believing you are in Savasana…


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My friends and I have so many mixed views and opinions about Valentines Day that it’s certainly a topic that can’t be overlooked. Flashback to my teens when I would head eagerly to the school’s post table adorned with a sea of red, white and pink envelopes with hopeful anticipation that was meet only with disappointment layered on top with a thick layer of awe for the girls who received cards from actual male admirers and not just their mothers disguised as their pets or even worse false admirers! So why did it mean so much to me then for it only to do a 180 now. Was it that I had been sucked into the commercial aspect of Valentine’s Day or was it that I was simply a romantic at heart? Nowadays in the shadow of these false hopes never met I believe love should be given all year round and not only on this one day. I’m certainly not an anti however I’m also not fully engaged especially when it comes to all the jewels, cuddly toys and chocolates. Surely the manufactured aspect takes away from real romance? Thus perhaps this makes me an inverted romantic so for now somewhere in between will do just fine….


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…)


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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…