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Forget your troubles c'mon get happy..

17 October

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I often find people look very serious in class as they concentrate on what they’re doing. You can see the cogs turning as they think about work, whether they have the limbs in the right place, if they’re breathing the right way and so much more.

As much as our practice is an opportunity to delve into our inner landscape and a time for contemplation that often provokes a more introspective quality, occasionally it feels really good to mix it up a little.

This has led me to offer up a little variation you might enjoy from time to time, to practice what I like to call 'freestyle happy yoga'. As one of my dearest friends suggests ‘ put on my happy song and dance around’. It can do wonders for your spirit and your energy. I invite you to practice the same way, let your mat become your own little party space!

Put on some fun you would want to dance to, sing to.. it can be anything, rock, reggae, pop.. anything that brings a smile to your face and makes you want to tap your feet and swing your hips.




Practice while singing along and dancing to the songs and don’t think about what you’re doing.. just do it!

Flow as if you’re dancing to the music and just see where you end up.. it may end up as a conventional yoga pose, it may just end up off the mat dancing around the room, it doesn’t matter. The point is that you move intuitively and let your body shake out whatever it might be holidng. It can feel so liberating to break free from our regular practice for a moment, and the movements and music will raise your vibration, leaving you feel energized and free for your practice to follow.  After a while if you find yourself wondering off.. come back to the mat and see if you can fuel the energy, excitement and fun into the practice. Let your yoga practice be an expression of who you are, the fun free spirit that is all of us!

Enjoy, smile and have fun!

With love and bundles of happiness to you all,

Tash x



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