I feel safe. Ultimately this is what our yoga practice should be for us, a safe haven to feel & be. However, the sensations that come up in our practice, physically, mentally & emotionally can be difficult. When things are difficult we can feel afraid, judgemental or unsafe. So how do we create safety in our practice? By listening unconditionally & responding to what we need. When we are aware & listening to what is arising in our practice, we can choose to respond conscio
Body Positive Yoga Workshop: Sunday October 21, 2017 1-4pm @ YogaMcc 2028b 33 Ave SW http://www.yogamcc.com/upcoming-workshops?lightbox=image_vvm Below is a brief interview with me, Anne Cox E-RYT a Yoga Therapist, who is co-facilitating a workshop with Carol Fredrek, a Registered Psychologist in Calgary. Yoga Therapy helps people find peace within their own bodies through the use of yoga, breath work and meditation. Body image is subjective, we all have ideas on what we f
When we were children, there was an openness we had, everything was new & we experienced the moment, fully. We hadn't been tainted by life & the hardships of it. We were curious, vulnerable, open to all that was around us. Over time, things happened to each of us, that made us question being "open", because we got hurt in some way. As we got older, we learned to protect ourselves. Over time, these protections began to build into walls to keep ourselves safe, to protect
Happy Thanksgiving! This holiday reminds us to be grateful for what we have in our lives. A time to take stock of all we have & spend time with those we care about.
During these holidays with our family & friends, those that we have a long history with, it can also be a challenge. They tend to find our buttons & when pushed, we can react. Instead, choose to respond, by first taking a breath. Feel unconditionally what is coming up. An emotional response is happening
Choose to respond. I posed this statement to my students this week. I've been posing this questions to myself over the last while as part of my practice in The Presence Process by Michael Brown. Easier said than done. We have reactions to things that come up in our lives. Often we automatically react, when what is happening is triggering something that is connected to our past or a worry about our future. It is often so automatic, that we don't see the connection till a