yvonnes yoga blog

  • Ways to improve our Happiness Quota

    Ways to improve our Happiness Quota

    Just lately every time I open a magazine, delve into social media or listen to a Podcast, I see the word “happiness” somewhere in the by-line. It seems that everyone is talking about happiness in some form, or rather how to cultivate and conserve it. So what is happiness exactly and do we recognise it…

  • Enhancing & conserving our Jing energy during winter

    Enhancing & conserving our Jing energy during winter

    So we are halfway through January and have just gone past “Blue Monday” . We are still in the depths of Winter, the time of the Water element and the most Yin time of year. According to the Five Element system we should modify our behaviours and adapt to the season that we are in…

  • Living life to the full

    Living life to the full

    Yesterday a good friend said to me that familiar phrase, “It reinforces that we need to live life to the full.” But afterwards I asked myself, just what does that really mean? Aren’t I already living life to the full & how do we judge if others are or not?  I often interpret it that…

  • What do we do on the days in which we find that our “toolbox” is empty?

    What do we do on the days in which we find that our “toolbox” is empty?

    I don’t know if this has ever happened to you? You wake up ready to start a new day & but  feel so low that you have no idea how you are going to get through the next 24 hours? If you have a work day ahead then you just focus on that & getting…

  • How did I fill my days in the Summer of the Pandemic?

    How did I fill my days in the Summer of the Pandemic?

    How did I fill my days during the Summer of the Pandemic? As luck would have it the Spring of 2020 was glorious with lots of sunny days & I’m fortunate to live near a nature reserve. Earlier in the year I had also begun to walk a gorgeous little Spaniel who goes by the…

  • A Yoga Teachers Reflections on 2020

    A Yoga Teachers Reflections on 2020

    Whilst many of my friends are “toasting” the end of 2020 I find I am looking back on this strange time with a sort of ‘fondness”. My reasons are that the last few months have been unique & life enhancing in so many ways. I’m not trying to detract from the suffering & loss that…

  • Your first Yoga class

    Your first Yoga class

    So you’ve been thinking about it for a while & have finally committed to going to your first yoga class. How do you pick a class & a teacher? Considering there seem to be so many teachers & classes out there, finding the right class for you isn’t always easy. You may have a time…