We’ve made an astounding mistake in that we’ve actually believed Freud who said that the most basic instinct in man is sex…the most basic instinct in man is to bond with another person.
Sharing the love…
erh. mah. gerd.
ya know how sometimes you go someplace new and you instantly feel at home?
like…you weren’t actually invited. but everyone is happy to have you. and they remember your name each time you go. and every soul around the place smiles and seems relaxed and there is an overarching presence of good vibes. there is a magical love of yoga in the air. and yeah, it might be in hammersmith (not the best location for a streatham girl). but regardless, you wonder if you could find a little nook to sleep in, perhaps amongst the props. or maybe even try to somehow camouflage your yogi self (despite your hipster patterned leggings) in attempt to blend in with the decor so you never have to leave. because it’s that lovely of a place to be.
lumi power yoga. it just feels like home.
a short gander from the hammersmith station…
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So the yoga studio where I teach is hosting a series of budget yoga classes, taught by the recent teacher trainee graduates. As one of the chosen few, today it’s my turn to throw a bit of free love to the Lumi Power Yoga community. Here’s a little something I prepared earlier to get people in the mood…
You may be forgiven for thinking this curly-haired lass is usually seen poking out from behind the reception desk at Lumi, offering up coconut water and towels like they’re going out of fashion. And you’d be right! But Erin Dewar is abandoning her post and stepping up to the mat for today’s 2:30pm Lumi Love class, to adopt a multi-tasking role of a very different nature…
Oh boy, how much time have we got?!
I played a number of sports growing up and have been a runner for many years. There’s nothing quite like physical activity, whether playing in a team, or setting out a long, meditative run on my own. But yoga is more than just a physical practice. Yoga is like an old friend – we know each other intimately and yet there’s often times of disconnect.
It often feels like…
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A very strange thing happened today…
As I sat quietly on my usual spot, deep in meditation, I started to feel a pressure spreading through my chest. As the warmth spread through my torso, a familiarity crept in alongside. Something reminiscent of a loving hug. It melted into gentle vibrations, the deep quiet tone of the sea swimming around inside me. Out of this deep quiet tone I heard the faint call of the universe, trickling life into every cell of my body.
After a moment, it gently faded away. But floating somewhere in the distance, I was sure I heard a tiny chuckle, dancing on the breeze. I couldn’t resist. I opened my eyes, drawn forth out of my meditation in search of something…someone. But there was no one there.
A second later a flash of golden hair danced across my eyes. A toothy grin. Two big, blue eyes staring into me. Deep and knowing. Just for a moment. This meeting of souls. Pure and light.
And then she was gone.