With the reality of this global pandemic invading almost every part of our lives daily and with so many of us remaining indoors, we have had to cast aside our normal routines and find different ways of living. And even though lockdown begins to ease we may experience some underlying worries, concerns and fears. We still don’t really know how long this will go on and we wake up every day to the unknown.
During this time of uncertainty it’s so important to continue to find time for healthy enjoyable movement as you take proper care of your own health and well-being. I am delighted that so many of you are connecting to me and the online community and Making Your HOME your Personal Practice Place.
Yoga especially gives us powerful tools for managing everyday anxieties, a time to truly connect to Body, Mind, Mood and Emotions. If you are a little more anxious than usual you are not alone. A lack of control over your environment is unsettling and confusing. But you can control how you engage with this temporary new reality.
You can dwell on ifs, should and maybes and get into a real head-spin with the news . . .
OR choose Positive Personal Practice.
With regular home practice you CAN shift from uneasy to stable and from high stress to rest and digest states. In fact this is the perfect time to develop a long-term Home Practice.
Please find your Free Guided Audio Breath Practice here and settle down to your mat for the de-stressing effects of yoga conscious belly breathing.
Because you too, can find COMFORT, CONNECTION AND COMMUNITY ALL IN YOUR OWN HOME
During this Extraordinary time I wanted to update you on the current ways that I can Help you FeelGood and support your Wellbeing while at HOME during Covid19. I want to keep you Focused, Fit and Motivated.
On my almost 15y teaching journey I have been so blessed to share movement knowledge with such truly wonderful people and You are a Very Important Member of this Community. I know your body. I know what you have learned & you have inspired ME. I know your current situation and those Big Life Moments. Despite being stuck indoors, it's my desire to continue to Nurture your Practice and Care About YOU and your WELLBEING. By embracing all that Yoga offers, you can learn to regulate the emotional waves and there are glimpses of mindful calm quietude among the uncertainty. The Pilates Method has such effective muscle toning exercises & Somatic Movement teaches you how to pause, slowdown, deeply listen inwards and Let Go.
SO please download the Free ZOOM APP and please join me Mondays to Thursdays with Daily LIVE sessions of up to 45mins in duration. I miss you IN Person, but in the absence of that I am so delighted to be able to connect with you in the virtual world of online teaching.
The Nation has received an almighty Shock to Its System. Despite us having prior knowledge of CoronaVirus from China, perhaps we all did not quite imagine how it would FEEL to live day to day with such drastic changes to our lifestyles... many are self-isolating, others in confinement. Some of you are Home Schooling your children. Pubs Restaurants and Bars Closed. Leisure Centres too. We may have deep concerns over the Economic Impacts which we fear will be wide and far-reaching.
For these reasons, STRESS LEVELS MAY BE ON THE RISE. So please Give Yourself some quality TIME for Kindness, Self-Care and Compassion. In just 15minutes Feel A deep sense of Relief. Either enjoy my PDF here for Constructive Rest Pose and/or download my FREE GUIDED YOGA NIDRA AUDIO.
My work as YogaRos was affected as far back as Friday 14th March when the Lloyd Park Nursery Centre in Walthamstow informed me of the closure of Evening Sessions due to the Virus. Weekly Monday Evenings Yoga (running for 10years+) would be cancelled for an indefinite period. With speedy Videography Advice & SetUp from Ray at SimplyCreate and urgent equipment delivery, I was able to LIVE Stream my first ONLINE TEST Class to the Gorgeous E17ers. By Wednesday 16th March the Limes Centre closed and then David Lloyd Chigwell. I was officially Out of Work...
Today, Tuesday 31st March and after Internet Issues, Technical Hitches plus a necessary Move into my Living Room, YOGAROS ONLINE LIVE CLASSES are up and running with reliable connectivity. Feedback has been truly heartwarming and inspirational (see some commments below). Your Support (and patience) has been Outstanding.
So, come and join my remarkable community of likeminded individuals, keeping fit and well, during the Covid19 outbreak. BOOK YOUR ONLINE CLASS HERE
So doing online classes has been really fantastic. I've found it very tough recently and your class yesterday about 'determination' was very helpful. Today I have a renewed sense of purpose and am trying to remain optimistic. Catherine
I’m actually extremely grateful to you for doing these daily Pilates Classes . I’ve been promising myself for years to do classes more regularly than once a week so you have answered my prayers. Izzy.
Just to say thanks for the class last night, I really enjoyed it - It’s so good to do the yoga but also to stay in touch with you and feel some connection and positivity in these terrible times! Gemma
Do you have a shifty shoulder?
A horrible hip?
A niggling knee issue?
Is your Back Bothering you Again?
...and are your joints jerky and juddery?
Feel like you're living in a Tight Body Bundle that is in deep need of Unravelling?
Or are you Soaking up Stress with Aching Anxiety levels.
Then I can help YOU learn how to feel better in body-mind-breath.
Through a moment of mindful sitting at the close of a recent yoga class, breathing with focused awareness on inner quietude, I had a fresh realisation.
It was this – I realised that I have been "Living in the Here and Now" for a very long time.
As a teen, with summer holidays approaching, after my 'O'Levels, my Dad was offered a job in Scotland, and so at 16yrs, our move from Kent, required me to become a student at the Aberdeen College of Commerce.
I had no choice, but to get on with my new environment, meet new friends and immerse myself in studying until I found a social life!
So, I guess you already know that I care about YOU - your health - your wellbeing - your development on the mat and the stories behind your practice.
This is, for me, the heartfelt aspect of my teaching.
It's an honour for me, to know WHY you keep returning to my classes.
To know WHAT really benefits you personally.
To CONNECT my deep passion and love for yoga, pilates and movement, to yourSelf through sharing as much knowledge and experience I have to date, and continuing to do so.
It's why my logo has a tiny little green heart inside the 'Ros' to represent my love of this profession, my emotional heart-centre and the importance of Anahata, the energetic heart chakra.
Listen to your Body.
You will hear that in class, over and over said by me, and all of your tutors.
But how can we listen to our bodies, if we are finding it hard to listen to our inner voice, our gut instinct, our pain signals and even our friends and families?
Sometimes I truly regret What I've said, How I've said it, and even When I've said it.
This is often a post-class mindset. 'Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda' SO, the reason behind writing this blog is I have Time to THINK before I SPEAK.
I know I'm opinionated.
Passionate about things I really love (health innovations, pain research, current affairs) yet equally fired up about any number of 'Dislikes', I really do wear my heart on my sleeve.