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YOGA FOR MENOPAUSE

YOGA HELPS WITH MENOPAUSE

You can check out these 2 articles how yoga can help with menopause. Many of the recommended poses we do regularly in the Hatha yoga sessions.

https://www.yogajournal.com/lifestyle/the-graceful-change

https://www.yogajournal.com/poses/yoga-by-benefit/menopause

Also the doTerra womans blend “Clary Calm” can help with symptoms of menopause. It is $41 retail or $30.75 if you open your own wholesale account. You can purchase it from here:https://www.mydoterra.com/silkewhittaker/#/

#yoga #menopause #clarycalm #doterra #heartspaceyoga#heartspaceessentials

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INSPIRATION FOR THE DAY

I receive two inspirational e-mails every day that I almost always read. This one is from the Brahma Kumaris in London. A friend of mine lived there and introduced me to their teachings. I love, love, love their mindsmacks in my inbox:

“Most of us think too much, especially about events and people, local and global, famous and not so famous. When we are always thinking about what is happening on the surface of life, the visible, then it is as if we are living a superficial life. Deep down inside there is a voice, a longing, a calling to depth. It’s our heart, reminding us to visit, explore and express the depths of our ourselves. Going deep and being deep requires time spent in solitude, some periods of introversion and a conversation with ourselves. How on earth will we ever see what is in our heart unless we dive deep inside, switch on the light and look. Those who do will tell you it changes everything. What do they see? Simple, only beauty and truth. They are always there, waiting for us to return. Waiting to welcome us and to introduce ourselves to ourself.”

How to dive deep – yoga, meditation, mindfulness, awareness, kindness – join us at heartspace yoga. We are diving deep every week.

#brahmakumaris #wisdom #heartspaceyoga #divingdeep #comingbackhome

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ROOT CHAKRA

This whole week I have been talking about the root chakra in my yoga sessions and how life can blow us over easily if we don’t work on grounding ourselves, growing deep roots, that can hold us up in a storm…

and this morning on my walk I see this tree in my favorite park as if to illustrate what I have been talking about all week.

Here is the reading again I shared in sessions this week from the book “The wheels of Life” by Anodea Judith:

“Just as our houses are homes for our bodies, our body is home for our spirit. While attention may wander to distant places, we still return to the same bundle of flesh and bones throughout the entirety of our life. As our body interacts with the world, it becomes our personal microcosm of that world.

The task of mastering the first chakra is ultimately to understand and heal the body. Learning to accept the body, feel it, validate it, love it – these are the challenges that await us here.”

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INSPIRATION FROM BRAHMA KUMARIS IN LONDON

“The heart is like a flower – unless it is open it cannot release its fragrance into the world.”

This is another basic like the root chakra. To be able to give and receive love I believe we need to have open hearts. The apparent “downside” of having an open heart is the “danger” of getting hurt. In my 20’s I had a series of really unhealthy relationships causing me to close off to protect myself from further hurt. It took me some time to learn to open and trust again and in recent years have opened myself up on a completely different level, learning to embrace vulnerability and the lessons that come with it.

In yoga we have many poses that help us to open the heartchakra. Also the essential oils I am using can help with the healing of the heart. Journalling is another good practice to work through stored up emotional package.

Lets open our hearts and release our fragrance to the world. This world so badly needs open hearts and open minds.

Wishing you all a relaxing and beautiful weekend.

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YOGA ESSENTIAL OIL COLLECTION BY DOTERRA

DOTERRA YOGA COLLECTION – ESSENTIAL OILS ARE HERE

I am so excited that the doTerra essential oil yoga collection is here. ANCHOR – ALIGN – ARISE.

You can find more information in the info graphic below to each individual oil.

The price is $83.33 USD retail and $62.50 USD wholesale if you open your own account. You can purchase them from the US warehouse through this link: https://www.mydoterra.com/silkewhittaker/#/.

Elena Brower, my essential oil mentor and favorite yoga teacher has helped to develop these oils. She has been mentoring me in the past 7 months to use the oils in the best way possible in monthly catch up video meetings and in her private support facebook group, where over a 1,000 essential oil users share their experiences with the oils, as well as teaching me how I can establish and grow my own doterra business.

Elena is the real deal, I have rarely met someone so genuine, kind, gentle, generous and willing to help & share her wisdom despite her full schedule.

If you want to learn more about the oils, how to purchase them, to learn about the business opportunity, how to become part of Elena’s team or have any questions please pm or e-mail me [email protected]

And here is a beautiful video about the Essential Oils with Elena.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ej1EH1g8KGM&feature=youtu.be

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PRACTICE YOU

I have recently been given the opportunity to be part of a Mentorship programme, called Elevate / Practice You by Elena Brower. Her new journal Practice You is the base of the mentorship program and I thought I would openly share the 1st page of the journal. I would highly recommend to get this journal and work your way though the prompts in each chapter. Here is part of what I have shared in the private facebook forum of the Mentorship program, to perhaps inspire someone else to walk themselves home:

I recognize how some pages I just want to go past, because they feel uncomfortable. It will be a journey longer than 3 weeks, I already know that.

For me my most important assignment is how to look after myself properly. I am 43 now, mama of a 7 and 10 year old, I run my own yoga & essential oil business and help my husband in his photography business – my body is not as willing anymore to put up with being neglected or overworked. For many years I have made it a priority to look after others, to nourish them, to make them feel good. I think the time has come that it has to be the first priority to look after myself – I have been running on an empty tank for too long.

I think part of this is even going down deeper, trying to give everything of myself so that others love me, looking for recognition deep down, to feel that sense of belonging even.

Many years ago when I left Germany so desperately unhappy & heartbroken, completely lost in this world, so the only thing I could do was throw everything away that I had worked to hard for, grab my backpack and try to figure out what this life is all about. I realised that I can’t make anybody love me, unless I love myself – I had no selfrespect and selflove at that stage at all whatsoever. I realised that my home has to be in my heart, and then I can be home everywhere. But still there is much to learn. I can only look after others, nourish others, if I look after myself and nourish myself – without guilt.

I still struggle with subconscious feelings of unworthiness in all areas of my life, with guilt, shame, lots of not being good enough.

It is a very uncomfortable journey to walk home to my heart, to break all the walls down I have built around it over the years, but the best journey I have ever taken. I am coming heart, I walk steadily and patiently!

 

#heartspaceyoga #heartcentred #walkinghome #practiceyou #journaling#diggingdeep #selfcare #priorities