It’s the end of the holidays again…

There seems to be a theme, this blog is written at the end of holidays! I always over-plan and under-produce on Jobs during the holidays, because as well as Jobs it’s important to relax and spend quality time with the child and the animals, and the GTS.

This month (August) I have also spent a lot of time rediscovering my own yoga and meditation practices, and am feeling the benefits. It’s so easy, when you’re busy with work and family and domestic routines, to neglect the physical, mental, and spiritual wellbeing side of life in favour of an extra few minutes in bed; but this is a short-term benefit and over the longer term, I know it’s always worth getting up and getting on the mat.

The GTS gets up for work at 5:20, and this was the view from my bed as I drank the coffee he brought me!
Yoga and meditation practice

I’ve been to Ashtanga yoga with Julia Frearson at The Warehouse, Ashtanga yoga with Jo Patrick and a couple of restorative flows with Jodie Stinchcombe at Quay Yoga Studio in Gloucester, and to SUP Yoga (with Julia again, and Discover Paddling). It was my first time on a SUP board and much harder than it looks!! Awesome fun though (despite my serious face) and I really can’t wait for next year to do lots more.

When I need some help with meditation, I like to use apps to choose either a guided meditation or a yoga nidra practice. I generally use Calm and Insight Timer which both have lots to choose from, arranged around themes or levels.

Class news

Classes start again on Monday 12th September: Gentle/beginners’ yoga on Mondays at 6pm in Slimbridge Village Hall; Vinyasa Flow yoga on Wednesdays at 6:30 in Stinchcombe Village Hall; and Vinyasa Flow yoga (donations based) on Sundays at 10am in Frampton Village Hall. Classes have space for drop-ins or do call me, message on Facebook, or email if you have any questions in advance of coming along.

Published by Floating Yogi

I'm a teacher, a learner, a writer and a dreamer. Living aboard a narrowboat and trying to get in touch with my creative side, ground myself with yoga, and generally live well.

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