Twisting up Trencrom

Before the lock-down rules tightened I took my mat up to the shelter of the boulders up on Trencrom.
The back of the hill was still frosty and the wind was icy cold but the sun gave the gift of summer.
Seated twists are a marvellous way to keep your socks on, if, like me you are not so keen on chilly toes.
The twists head towards a simple forward bend then onto the arm balance Eka Hasta Bhujasana to bring the awareness back to the core of the body, re-balancing with Adho mukha svanasana (dog pose) and viparita karani (inverted energies pose).
No need to leave your home to practice this one, my thick yoga mat felt quite cumbersome and heavy.
Please pay attention that you practice these poses with care and attention, with your own needs and requirements in mind.
Love and light,
Lucy

Pumpkin Practice

It’s hard to balance with a pumpkin on your head.

Wearing this beauty (a gift grown by one of my students, Thank you Sally) brought a whole new meaning to the word Squashed.

I have such respect for the ladies I have seen in India carrying the huge pots on their heads, whilst looking so elegant.

Standing tall, was the only way I found to prevent my neck from feeling compressed.

 

Happy Halloween everyone.

Lucy

Half moon in half an hour

Fly me to the moon
Let me sing among those stars
Let me see what spring is like
On Jupiter and Mars
In other words…

I had this song running through my head during this practice, I love this pose! When you get it correct it resonates through out the whole body. In fact I reckon old blue eyes would have loved it too.
Body…. look after yours, it is the only one you’ve got.

Please be true,
In other words
Please love you!

Enjoy!

benefits

  • Strengthens the abdomen, ankles, thighs, buttocks, and para-spinal muscles
  • lengthens hamstrings, groins and spine
  • Opens up the shoulders and chest,
  • Improves¬† balance and coordination
  • Improves digestion
  • Helps relieve stress

Cautions

  • Headache or migraine
  • Low blood pressure
  • Hamstring issues

Sukhasana in St Ives

A morning like this makes getting up super easy. We slept out under the stars again last night falling asleep at about 11.30 and wide awake by 5 feeling super refreshed. Then off to Porthmeor beach to host a yoga practice. It’s on the roof of West beach bakery (the opposite side to the island), the view is spectacular without having to cope with the irregularities of sand. The tide was high so perfect for a quick dip after if anyone fancied it.

My new yoga deck.

Just trying it out for size. Perfect for practicing my adho mukha vrksasana. My morning practice is cooled by the shade of the Copper Beech. Heavenly on hot days.

dear lord...so far today

“Dear lord…so far today”

“Dear lord…so far today”… has really helped me this week, to set an intention for the day ahead, accepting the things i need to change (insert your own words).

It has made me smile each morning and made everyone else laugh … happy days!

This photo is the sunrise over the Ruin cafe Tresco. I’m really looking forward to teaching my next yoga holiday there.