Monday, 27th May 2020 With plenty of time on our side these pandemic-affected days, it’s been rather conducive to reflection time – certainly at my end…and lots of it! I have been guided to consider, contemplate and write maniacally about all sorts of stuff that seems to be simmering gently to the surface. This particular […]
By Anita Perryman The practice of deep rest consciously happens (naturally) in some people due to old impressions. Just by doing something, you cannot achieve this awareness. You cannot bring up the intelligence or alertness in you by effort. This happens without effort, by relaxation, by reposing in the Self. – Patanjali Yoga Sutra #18 […]
Beginning something can confront many aspects of our most vulnerable nature and bring up lots of questions:
Tuesday, 16 June 2019 Let’s Alliterate, Contemplate, Deliberate and Navigate the world of writing and its many super-powers in the ever-growing world of technology! Writing (and reading) has been my go-to, my best friend and non-judgemental confidante from as far back as I can remember. I have kept most of my journals as a connection […]
Honoring that I’m not looking for answers or something of a revelation to behold me…but just some peace; some light; some connection and some time to investigate the depths and layers of me and my place here and now”.
Thursday, 21 February 2019 ‘Yoga On The Road’ was about conservatively packaging up what I have learnt, lived, loved and experienced in life and through yoga with what was yet to be explored through travel. With a burning desire and fire stoked, the dream of interweaving these loves and creating new connections along the way […]
Saturday, 13 January 2019 Making the Eight Limbs of Yoga kid friendly It wasn’t till much later in my own yoga journey, that I came into contact with these guidelines towards living a more meaningful and purposeful life; employing more thought and action into becoming a more accountable, conscious, conscientious (…and yogi like) being. Self […]
…the leafy sprawl provides a dense canopy that shields me from the outer world. I reach up for my first branch and my feet leave the ground. Moving with confidence and sure-footedness, I make my way, unfazed for the top. I am mindfully moving and weaving in, out and around the obstacle of protruding branches. This and many other real life childhood adventures could well be the inpiration for a kids yoga-themed class.
My very first taste of yoga, was love at first experience. I was in a North Shore clinic in Sydney as an inpatient; a teen coming to terms with an all-consuming and enduring eating disorder. Yoga featured daily in our rehabilitation program.
The word “surrender” leapt from the pages and resonated as the starting point to letting go, finding peace and some freedom to this control dilemma.