Yoga selfies - those staged pictures of oneself doing yoga poses (not yoga exactly, just the poses). Apart from the dirty laundry out of frame, here's what they can't show.
In the last week alone, FIVE people have enquired about our teacher training and then added that they aren't sure they qualify to join it because they don't think they are bendy enough.
This saddens me.
It means all those instayogis and their fancy, impressive looking poses, have given people the impression that you have to be able to do THAT in order to be a teacher.
But think about it: if someone is good at maths, are they necessarily good at teaching it? No?
Same with yoga.
People have been asking me what I mean when I say we will be doing 'biomechanically updated yoga' at the retreat. It's a term that refers to yoga that uses what we now know about how human bodies work.
Biomechanics is the science of applying the laws of mechanics and physics to living things, or more specifically in our case, the human body. It helps All The Things. Comfort, pain reduction, improved metabolism, lower blood pressure even!
I don't know about you, but in Winter, I tend to want to eat things that are…not so good for me. Hearty things, pasta-ey things. Cheesy things.
Notice I haven't mentioned veggies? Yeah. It's a problem. If you also find getting your greens harder in Winter, you might want to try these four simple (and hearty) recipes.