I’m in London on an 8 day Yin Yoga Traiing with Norman Blair and 12 really interesting and amazing yoga teachers and have committed to sharing my thoughts each day …
(Remember, useful links at the end)
Day 1 (Wed 11th April)
A bad night’s sleep, an early rise and a long coach ride to London mostly in the dark and the rain. A full day of practice and training. Arriving at the end of the day at my AirBnB to find a warm cosy beautifully decorated tiny house with a leafy zen courtyard and earthenware pottery in the kitchen and a bath. Essential. A trip to Tesco and a shop assistant who couldn’t believe how healthy my basket was and kept telling me so. I told her the chocolate was already secured. And I was buying coffee and Indian Rice Sticks so there were some treats 😉
Key learnings from Day 1:
Let go of expectations. No, really. Let them go. Listen. The importance of creating a safe space. The intricacies of fascia, which I have learnt about in great depth with Gary Carter of Natural Bodies but good to have a reminder and revisit Dr Jean-Claude Guimbertauts work. The very fashionable multi-armed vagus nerve and its myriad workings in the Parasympathetic Nervous System. A reminder that full complete, relaxed breaths have myriad impacts on the health of the body.
Read more about the vagus nerve here:
Read more about Gary Carter’s work here:
Watch a clip of Dr Guimbertaut’s work here:
or google ‘strolling under the skin’ for a 28 minute video with a lot of long technical terms but lots of amazing filming.
Read more about my training teacher Norman Blair here: