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Hi! I'm Lou. I share yogic mindset & tools to take you from burned out to lit up πŸ”₯

Mind-body relationship status: "It's complicated" πŸ˜…

Published almost 2 years agoΒ β€’Β 1 min read

Hi Reader,

Welcome to my monthly list of things I've been doing & enjoying!

I'm writing to you from my garden lawn where I'm lying down to soak in the last of the day's sun before La Nina crazy weather returns with a vengeance.

In a time of upheaval & crisis, it seems all the more important to make the most of what is good, when it's there. To fight the urge to postpone it because who knows when it might be gone? Carpe diem baby.

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So here we go with my little joys from March. Lately I've been...

Reflecting on the relationship between my mind and body while dealing with chronic neck pains. The mind has a tendency to play the tyrant. Until one day the body says no and you can't ignore it. The question is how do you avoid this clash? What does mind-body friendship look like? For me it's learning when my yoga practice is driven by my mind's agenda and learning when to back off... which in itself is harder that the most difficult assanas 😭
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If yoga is about being flexible, the most important part to stretch is your mind. - Simon Borg-Olivier, Synergy Yoga

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Reading
Awakening Shakti by one of my favorite meditation teacher Sally Kempton. For someone who's always struggled with connecting with the feminine, this book on the yogic goddesses was a revelation. Each deity embodies forces at play in our lives (creativity, strength, beauty). Each can teach us how to harness them within ourselves. An empowering read for girls & boys alike πŸ’ƒπŸ»
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Sharing more hands-on assists in classes after building up my skills in a 50h training. After 2 years of social distancing, it's time to start to mindfully reintroduce touch as a means of communication. (Plus who doesn't love a massage in savasana?!)
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Cooking & eating delicious meals following a consultation with my friend Sarah Cobacho. Check out her Instagram where she shares recipes and simple nutrition tips to embrace more plants in your diet. It feels amazing for you + animals + planet 🌟 Triple win!

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I hope to catch you soon in class or on the screen, and until then sending you love, warmth & sunshine.

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Lou

Hi! I'm Lou. I share yogic mindset & tools to take you from burned out to lit up πŸ”₯

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