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This week’s yoga and astral insights 110520

Dear yogis and yoginis,

This full moon in Scorpio has passed like a massive wave, so perhaps you like myself are feeling a little more exhausted and depleted than normal. Make sure you take some time to rest and nourish yourself until your energy levels are balanced again.

Sometimes, and especially now during lockdown, we have to deal with others’ erratic behaviour’s head on, especially our close ones or people we share our space with. Perhaps this full moon has brought someone’s dark side up to the surface and you’ve had to handle the tsunami not knowing where it came from.
How can we create some distance when there is no physical distance?

Boundaries are important and the closer we are to people the firmer in place they should be. I find staying close to my centre helps in this situations when, aside from having to manage my own stress I am being thrown some more. Stepping out of the situation without reacting is no easy feat, but most effective. Breathe it through. A few deep breaths and then our dear Ujjayi breath, calming our senses, keeping us focused, soothing the heart.

A daily meditation practice is an invaluable tool to be able to stay calm in the middle of the tsunami. Once this regular practice settles within you it’s like having a superpower. You are able to control your own mind and not be affected by others behaviours. This is definitely something worth investing in!

Asana practice will also help channel your fire into a very beneficial outcome, your physical wellbeing (which, by default, will effect your emotional wellbeing). A short sun salutation, maybe staying in down dog a little longer, burning it on Utkatasana (chair pose)… Think of the great benefits of a fire under control. And now think of the destruction power held by a fire out of control. Fire is fire. We just need to learn how to handle it.

Mercury moves into Gemini today, Monday, marking the beginning of three weeks of premium time for negotiations, anything to do with communications, networking, the internet and electronic devices – I am hoping this means our Zoom classes will get a boost!

GEMINI unite PISCES elude TAURUS strengthen

Mars enters Piscis on Wednesday, meaning fire enters water. Mars is not very happy on this sign as its energy dissolves its willpower, dampening its fire, leaving you confused and not knowing which path to take. If we look at this from a little bit of a higher plane this alignment can be turned to a good place and be used to channel our inner Spiritual (Pisces) warrior (Mars).

Two planets go retrograde this week: Venus on Wednesday and Jupiter on Thursday. Venus rules love, creative projects and finances and will be going retrograde till June 25th – not a good period for weddings. Jupiter will be retrograde for the next 4 months, so this is a good time to do a little soul searching and make sure your goals are still in tune with your heart’s desires.

A Sun – Pluto trine on Friday may bring out a few handy secrets and we will end the week with a lucky charm on Sunday brought by a Jupiter-Sun trine.

This week’s yoga

Monday:
7.00 – 8.15pm – Yoga Level 1, Beginners

Tuesday:
1 – 1.30pm – Lunchtime Yoga
7 – 8.15pm – Yoga Level 2, Improvers

Wednesday:
9-9.30am – Rise and Shine Yoga – NEW CLASS!
10 – 11.15am – Slow Flow Yoga

Thursday:
1 – 1:30pm – Lunchtime Yoga

Saturday:
11am – 12.15pm – Open Level Yoga

You can book all these classes here.

Stay well and I hope to see you on the mat very soon!

Much 💛

Astral insights, classes

This week’s yoga and astral insights 20.05.2019


This week’s yoga and astral insights 20.05.2019

Dear yogis and yoginis,

Butterflies are so amazing!
Such an interesting process of transformation: from the egg, to the caterpillar, then the chrysalis and wow… this amazingly beautiful insect, full of vivid colours… and it can fly?! Result! You’d think how lucky the caterpillar is with this transformation!
BUT do not forget the chrysalis. The darkness, resting, not knowing phase… going into that abyss without knowing what is going on or when it’ll be the end of it… that death which is just a metamorphosis. A transformation into something better. Why do we resist and fear it then? Why after so many experiences we still fear the unknown?

Fear of change of course causes friction and this is the biggest source of our suffering. What if someone told us that, whatever happens, those changes will always be for the better? What if we somehow knew that, however much we enjoy where we’re at this moment, what is coming next will make us much happier, as hard as it may seem at first?

Perhaps lets take this chance to look back into our lives and review what the outcomes were after big changes, changes that we resisted. Lets check and see what happened after, how they shaped us as people and the choices we made… were we happier? what would we have done different?

This week’s yoga

All change, all change! This week’s yoga is a bit different:

  • Tuesday 7-8.15pm – Open Level
    North London Buddhist Centre
  • Wednesday 7-8.15pm – Open Level
    Whittington Park Community Association
  • Thursday 10-11.15am – Open Level
    Goldendoor Studio
  • Saturday 10-11.15am – Open Level
    Goldendoor Studio

There is NO class at the Whittington Park Community Association this Saturdayanyone wanting to attend classes at Goldendoor please contact me.

Wild Yoga is back!

From June 1st our Saturday morning yoga will be held outdoors at the park after last years’ success – we all felt that little bit happier after yoga with sun-kissed skin… I am considering whether we could do our Wednesday evening classes outdoors too and would love your feedback on this. Sunset yoga awaits!
Of course in the event of rainy weather there’ll be alternative arrangements so you have nothing to worry about!

Astral insights

We’ve had an intense full moon in Scorpio this Saturday – did you feel it? I sure did!
This week is a bit more chilled out, without any strong aspects so we can exhaaaaaaale and relax!
Saturn’s retrograde and this aspect may show our limitations and structures created by our thought patterns. Saturn’s also in the South Node, working through an old structure which perhaps was useful in the past but won’t be going forwards.
This is a great week to communicate our loved ones the changes we are going through and our process to avoid expectations which may not be met – we all have different rhythms and cannot expect all to happen in our own timing: communication is key.
The sun is in Gemini, so lets talk!

Here’s Kaypacha’s mantra for the week:

Life helps me become conscious,
By giving and taking my time,
Money, Love, and Energy, 
To show me the bottom line

And you can watch the whole astrological report here

Enjoy and see you on the mat very soon!

Much 💛