Riding the wave of a fluid flow!
I’ve just come back from a long and blissful weekend at the beach. Those who know me will know that I’m happiest in, on, or around the water so you’ll understand that right now I am feeling totally connected and inspired!
With that in mind I’m really excited about teaching my regular yoga class at Glow Yoga tonight as it will be the first of what I hope will become some real elemental flow classes.
Tonight the element is, unsurprisingly, water (jala) and I will be hoping to inspire fluidity and freedom in the body and the mind through the creation of sequences that reflect the qualities of water. My inspiration? On Monday morning I was out Paddle Boarding in the sunshine and as I reached a gentle current I suddenly became completely aware of how water sometimes hits restrictions and obstructions in just the same way we do in our lives. Yet whereas we often seize up and fight to stay on the same track as we started, water simply glides around the obstacle either to get back on the same course, or to take up a new one. It doesn’t fight, it doesn’t struggle and it doesn’t resist. It just floats and flows into a natural course of action. The result is often the same as it would have been in the first place, just that there isn’t any stress attached to it! The observation made me realise how absolutely simple life could be if we just took on the same ebb and flow that water does. With that in mind, my aim for these flow sequences is simply just to help us create the same simplicity and ease in our daily lives.
Come join me on the mat tonight (7.15pm – Glow Yoga Covent Garden) to ride this delicious watery vinyasa wave and really learn to experience the freedom that this jala element can give us on our mat and beyond! It’s a work in progress and an experiment for us all but I’m so looking forward to sharing the journey with you all!
“For whatever we lose (like a you or a me), it’s always ourselves we find in the sea…”
– E.E. Cummings