Where is the love… Elena Brower’s Balance Boosting class gives me a boot…

Sometimes I’m just a complete, mardy arse, (translation, moody) biaatch, and I don’t know why… Sometimes, I wonder with all this yoga, personal growth etc… Where the (excuse my french), is the love…

Having Plank, my company, that is entrenched in a yoga lifestyle, I spend more time than the average Joe, in poses that open the heart, Cobra, Upward Dog, Camel, the list is endless, in fact most poses have some element of a heart opening. I have a life coach who enables me to feel ‘full’, when an hour previously, I felt empty. I have the support of my Landmark Education team, to remind, make me accountable or at least aware, when I’m not living into one of my possibilities, which is to be ‘loving’. I even have a yoga mat Cobra, the friendly snake in wheat grass, as my tongue in cheek reference, to my original love/hate relationship with my yoga practice.

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Sometimes it’s just really easy and full of instant self gratification to be a biaaatch… So waking up in the midst of a mild bitch-fest, bemoaning how I haven’t been to the studio or wondering, why me, of late. I decide to roll out a mat and take an online class, care of, one of my favourite Yogaglo, instructors, Elena Brower’s, Balance Boost class. EB’s insight into the body and its alignment is so well educated, practically everything she suggested that I pay attention to, needed paying attention to. AND I think, I have a kinda good regular practice!!! It goes to show, it doesn’t matter how much I think, I know, I can always use help, a coach, or to listen with real ears and heart…

Anyway the 60 minute class was all about bring awareness to where there are pools of stress, when in pose, where the body’s weight is in or out of balance, from the moment of entry, to holding poses and which side of the lungs are in use, front, back or side. As she pointed out these areas of investigation, it was easy to see how we subconsciously, are so often out of balance. Every movement is an opportunity to realign, and through these simple movements, how this can affect the fullness or shallowness, of breath. Class was great.

Physically, balanced, Check. Emotionally, however, not so much. During my seated meditation, where I’m supposed to push thoughts out of mind, I realised that with all this heart opening ‘crap’ that I do, I can still be one major Mo’ Fo’… I use the word C word here, cause when I don’t apply the tool, then I’m just wasting energy + breath; wasteful equates to a pile of ‘crap’. So I decided to put a bit of balance there.

WHOOAAA. Whaaaat, so you’re just going to just stop being a biaaatch, just like that. Yoga can make you do that!!!

No, it can’t, neither does a bit of moving around, stretching or thinking on a mat, all of a sudden, make me stop and smell the coffee to ask myself “Where is the love?”. Yoga, personal growth, family, friends and some hear say, all provide tools for self inquiry, but who ultimately makes the decision for the No Bitch Zone? I do that.

I have the choice to be a mild biaaatch for the rest of the day or go find the love… The biatch is sure to return, but for now, here is the love, get it whilst its hot…

WHG, an expert in all things, shoes + heels + fitting yoga into a busy lifestyle…


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