Particularly in the Western world, we have developed an emphasis on using yoga for weight loss and fitness. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not necessarily a bad thing, but for me, yoga is all about relaxation.
Yes, it is possible to get super fit using only yoga, you only need to check out Kino MacGregor for proof of that, but you’ll notice that she’s using that power for spiritual enlightenment, not simply amazing abs. Continue reading →
Today I wanted to talk about irritability. Mainly because at times my normal zen-like composure leaves me and I get so annoyed and angry I end up wanting to scream, pack a bag and go hide out somewhere far away from the rest of the world for a while.
It’s not easy staying calm, especially when you live in a busy city like London, but even growing up in the country had its own frustrations (mainly in the form of there being one bus a day in to the nearest town 5 miles away and not having a driving license or car).
What I’m saying is that stress gets to the best of us. It wears us down then pounces when we’re at our most vunerable – so we snap at someone who probably doesn’t deserve the full wrath of our irratibility and general ‘stinkiness’. Continue reading →
I’m sure you’ve been there before, the same way most of us have. You’re tired, you’re not sleeping properly, your boss is keeping you awake all night, or you don’t have a boss and that’s stressing you.
The problem is – when does it move from being ‘worth it’ to ‘not worth it’?
Pushing yourself for personal growth – how do you do it without having a mental breakdown?
There are so many articles about this on the web, but most say the same thing – it’s not worth it when it’s impacting you life in a way that makes you feel rubbish.
I’m going to contradict that a bit, because I do believe sometimes when things are really rubbish it’s when our biggest growth spurts occur. Continue reading →
Have you ever been told you’ve got so much potential? Maybe you haven’t – if so, I’m sorry.
Most people have been told at some point or another that they have ‘so much potential’. Sometimes it’s said in a positive way, but sometimes it’s more along the lines of, ‘you’ve got so much potential but you’re not using it’.
So you know where you want to be, you’re just lacking the ‘get up and go’ to get there?
Oh how I know that feeling! Making it a habit is something I think the vast majority of human beings suffer with throughout life. I remember when I was trying to get back in to a daily yoga practice how hard it was even though I knew I’d feel awesome once I’d done it. It was a daily struggle, normally left as long as possible, simply because there were other things I felt I needed to do ahead of my yoga.
I sat down last night and thought about all the things that the people who come to this site stress about the most, since that’s what this site is all about – helping stressed people get de-stressed, gain clarity and focus so they can feel confident moving forward.
Those ‘people’ are you. So I’m writing this post just for you, because I know if you’re here, it’s because at some point recently you’ve felt stuck and frustrated. You maybe don’t even know where you want to go, and even if you did, you wouldn’t know how to get there anyway, so what’s the point?
Are you happy? Are you wake-up-in-the-morning-smiling-about-how-good-your-life-is happy?
Ever get that feeling of sheer panic come over you and not really understand at what point it all got so stressful?
As many of you know, last year I moved home to England after eight months in Italy, quit the family business (and my inheritance in the process) and moved to London to start work in the City, managing a small team of (now) lovely people.
So I got a job I thought I’d quite like, turning around an under performing team and making it a success. That was July.