My Yogi Blog

Two years ago a friend of mine gave me a present of a little pamper saving pot for Christmas and she told me to save for something special.  If you know me, you know that my savings skills goes something like this, €10 saved today and €12 withdrawn tomorrow!  This pot didn’t have a plug so if I was to withdraw I had to physically smash the pot!  Clever friend!!   The pot claimed that if you saved only €2 coins ...
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I received one of those phone calls, you know the one that makes you stop in your tracks and think.  A few years ago, a lady phoned me.  Her father had been diagnosed with Cancer and she was struggling to cope with everything she was going through.  She had read “my story”.  She asked me how I had managed to get through my own father’s death so bravely and strongly.  I answered her to the best of my ability, yet, ...
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Every family has traditions synonymous to themselves at Christmas time and the upholding of these traditions varies with each family and each generation. One such tradition in our family was the making and baking of the Christmas cake.  I am fortunate enough to remember memories of my Grandmother – my mum’s mum and her small kitchen where a lot of the joy and passion for baking was passed down.  Scones, apple tarts, fruit cakes, jams and Christmas cakes were baking ...
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Pregnancy for me was always an amazing experience.  I just loved feeling and being pregnant.  It was the after math of pregnancy, however, that wreaked havoc within my body personally.  Hormones and weakened tummy muscles placed extra strain on my lower back.  A number of weeks after my daughter was born I was descending steps one day when my knees buckled and gave way causing me to land brutally onto my knees with excruciating pain darting into the lower lumbar ...
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Do you feel like you are constantly running on empty, caged and held captive by endless demands on your time? Maybe you feel energetically heavy, lethargic, stumped creatively with stores of inspiration depleted or totally drained. Are you constantly on standby ready to meet the demands of others on your time, children, work, smart devices, jumping to the “ping” tones of your phone? I often felt this way and I was often left asking myself “what about me?” What about ...
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Shortly after Christmas 2014, a great friend gathered a few of us together over dinner with an agenda.  His idea was to set out goals in various areas of our lives for the year ahead with a specific intention of working towards those goals and bringing fun and greater happiness into our lives.    As a collective group we would be present to encourage, nudge and bear witness to the unfolding of these goals as they may or may not occur ...
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What type of cook are you?  Are you the kind who gets a recipe and follows it to the literal ounce? Or perhaps the type that doesn't bother with measurements and it’s a case of a fist of this and a pinch of that? Or are you my type?  The type that finds a recipe which has been proven to stand the test of time and taste, it works perfectly!  Right up to the point when my creative mind begins ...
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Do you find life is passing you by and days are just whizzing past so that suddenly months instead of days have slipped away? I do and this year summer for me personally has just gone in a blink of an eye.  Projects which I had planned remain untouched in various areas of my home and my yoga practice has slipped from an everyday discipline to being  more like my rounder shots - hit and miss!  Still, I am not beating ...
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Rosemary Khelifa is a Rebirthing Therapist based in Dublin.   As I had never heard of rebirthing previously I invoked the help of Google once more and yet again Wikipedia came up trumps. Rebirthing-breath work is a breathing technique that is used to heal suppressed emotions such as anger, fear, sadness, etc., it can heal suppressed emotions regardless of what point in one's life they became suppressed. As a yoga teacher I am used to doing various breath works and appreciate the profound ...
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You have to trust where you are being guided and at times I trust my instincts and do this whole heartedly without a second thought.  On other occasions, however, fear and procrastination hold me back from wonderful experiences and opportunities and I recognise this.   I decided I needed to focus on energy and in developing the Reiki side of my business.  I needed to develop MY knowledge of energy to a greater depth and the only way to truly appreciate ...
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I am writing this in appreciation of the countless number of people who have approached me during daily activities, corresponded with me privately though text, Facebook and my web page offering words of encouragement and support.  Knowing that you empathise and associate with my words is amazing and I draw comfort from knowing I am not alone in these feelings or experiences.  I hope that you may find some morsel of comfort in my discoveries to date to enable you ...
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  This is a chocoholic’s dream recipe and offers "balance" to healthy living.   It is the equivalent of a personal hug offering indulgent cocoa comfort just when you may need it the most. I have tried this recipe using different brands of ingredients but I have found that by using “Green and Black”, organic products and spelt flour the sensual experience on your taste buds is just orgasmic and worth every cent of the indulgence. Preparation Time:     ...
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This is a beautiful pose if you are willing to let go of ego and just allow yourself the freedom to gently drift into the space and freedom of the pose.  Focus on your breath to release and let go of tension, negative thoughts and just allow yourself to surrender completely to gravity.  Remember, we are building happy memories within the muscles so please travel mindfully into the pose and be just as mindful exiting it. There are numerous benefits ...
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Whilst attending a college module recently our Tutor threw the question casually to us.  What does yoga mean to you?  Typical answers rattled off were discipline, practice, stretching, the union of mind, body and spirit to name but a few.  Yet weeks after attending that module this question still hangs in the air around me.  What exactly did yoga mean to me? It’s a discipline certainly and one I sometimes have to work at especially when the “mood” isn't upon ...
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Today was a learning curve, taken way outside my comfort zone, but aim was achieved. Sometimes pushing our comfort barriers way out is a good thing, growth!  Namaste. I posted this status to my face book page recently.  It was typed and posted at the end of a day which was particularly stressful for me.  This stress was personally inflicted upon me by myself and was so powerful and all empowering I was physically sick from it.  Early in the ...
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