Can you believe it's nearly Autumn? Where was summer? I hope that you managed to get out and about to soak up whatever bit of sunshine we had. I certainly made the most out of every sunny day going out for long walks with my little guy. On the wet days though, I stayed in and worked on getting this new website up and running. I hope you like it. Please do leave me a comment and let me know what you think. Thank you.
Apart from a new website, something else new came into my life - a new puppy. Shadow. We adopted her from a rescue home in Derby 3 weeks ago. She's a beautiful Doberman cross (with what, we don't know). This dog is so full of energy. She is also very nervous. She's warmed to us but not to our friends just yet, and certainly not to crowd and cars! We can't leave her for a long time on her own because she gets distressed and starts chewing our back door! We are giving her lots of cuddles and loving. We are also slowly introducing her to our friends, one or two at a time. Step by step, we are showing her that the world is not such a bad place and that we are not going to abandoned her. I have no doubt that with our love she will learn to adjust and trust.
That brings me to our latest Free Yoga: The Crow Pose. Like my pup, we all have fears. For many new and even more experienced yogis, the Crow pose is scary. It takes time to tone up the core and the upper body as well as to open the hips. With practice, though, you will eventually learn to trust in your strength and your balance. Keep practising.
Our next workshop is very much about opening the hips and freeing the shoulders. You can't just keep weight bearing on the shoulders without stretching out the muscles. Although it's a 3-hour workshop, you can opt to stay for the first 2 hours. See Workshop for more details and contact me to book your place.
I will be adding new yoga tips and videos as regularly as possible. Please do come back and have a look. Enjoy the rest of summer (hmmm...). It's my birthday in a few days so I'm going to be celebrating a bit. Pop into Maazi on Tuesday night and have a drink with me!
Wild Yogi Wendy