The Lazy Ashtangi

200HRS Vinyasa FLow and Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga teacher since 2018 teaching yoga in Portsmouth.

Operating as usual

27/12/2023

We are back on the mat today, join us for an hour of yoga and self-care.
7PM - Vinyasa Flow with The Lazy Ashtangi

Book here: https://therapyhaus.as.me/

05/09/2023

New course starts soon!

Do you want to know your updog from your down dog?
Maybe still gathering the courage to step on the mat for the very first time?

This course is for you!

I promise nothing, but one thing! It will be fun and worth it! 😊

When?
* starts on the 27th of September, every Wednesday, 6pm

Where?


How much?
* Β£59.90/person for the course

How to book?
*copy and follow this link here:
https://Therapyhausbooking.as.me/?appointmentType=50186091

Have more Q's?
*WhatsApp or call me on +44 7869 899961

Can't wait to see you!

21/06/2023

Happy International Yoga Day & Summer Solstice!
Celebrating the longest day of the year and all yogis and not-yet yogis out there - the ones who sit on a pillow, the ones who use bolsters during yin practice, those who study ayurveda, the ones with the chair, those with their beautiful chanting, those with their deep meditative practice, ashtangis with their crazy poses and everyone out there who might practice without knowing it.

29/03/2023

Self-care
Recently I've felt a bit off. My mind was busy all the time, my body was stiff and resistant to any stretches. March was super busy with a lot of classes to be taught, a lot of pressure from at my 9-5 job with Lili being ill and with my high expectations of myself to give 100% of me everywhere, to everyone and all the time.
Last night I spent a little time to tune in with what I truly need andy nervous system gave me the answer : Breath!
So dropped little one at the nursery and spent about half an hour just to sit, breath and be this morning.
I feel lighter and grateful that I have the knowledge to recognise and deal with me on a holistic level. πŸ™πŸ•‰οΈ

30/01/2023

🌻 CELEBRATIONALLY POST!🌻

That's me & my first kilometer swim (1100m in fact) in the bag! All these before 9am today. πŸ’ͺ

When I started in December I was happy with my 250meters and felt that I am being really challenged both physically and mentally. I did not give up for many reasons (that's an other post πŸ˜…) and about 3 weeks ago there was a big shift. It's all started to be enjoyable, easy and refreshing.

So this post might be silly for some, but I promised myself that I will recognise and celebrate the small achievements in my life and this is one of them.

And why am I being drawn back to the water all my life, when my personality (doshas) are pretty much filled up with the element of fire? Now this will be in an other post!

Congratulation to me! ❀️😊

16/01/2023

I really enjoy my studies as Ayurvedic Nutritionist.

It took me a bit longer to finish my training as I really enjoyed to dive deep into ayurveda as well as the modern science of nutrition.
Boy! That's a journey which never ends! πŸ₯°

I will be available in the future for consultations.

Watch this place for more information!


11/01/2023

Self-care

Mum, yoga teacher, wellbeing practitioner at the council. These are the hats I am changing on day-to-day basis.

I probably do not have to go into the details and you will see that nearly all aspects of my life involves prioritising some one else's needs and wellbeing.
Finding time for myself and actually taking care of myself is really difficult, because there will always be an other task to do. You know very well...just one more email, just one more class, just 5 more minutes with the play-dough.

I haven' had gym membership since 2015. As yoga teacher I normally got free entry to gyms and always said to myself that in my free time I'll go and exercise. Never did. So I actually signed up for a membership in a gym where I never been (there isn't many in Portsmouth πŸ˜…) part of the staff. I made a conscious decision to not take on any classes there even if I am being offered. Keeping my boundaries and nurturing the place where I go to heal, care about myself and not others. This is very liberating. You might think that this is just an other silly new years resolution, but actually signed up in November and proud to say that I was able to make time, keep motivated and go quite often.

This is me today, after my 30 minutes of swimming. 😊

What do you do to take care of yourself?

Let me know in comments! ⬇️

06/11/2022

What is our purpose in life? Who we really are?

These are the questions we often ask from ourselves and most of the time...now let's be honest...we do not know the answers.

We are all programmed from very early age to reach for more, improve and develop. We need to be more educated, have bigger income, have a house, a car, a dog and partner, children, a gym membership and two saving accounts. We have to thick everything off the list to finally earn happiness.
And often...when we are finally there what is it that we experience? We are not happy...we burnt out, tired, exhausted and while we were looking for our purpose and our happiness we forgot to see them where they were. Right in front of us.

This is where dharma - our given nature - comes into the picture.
The fire is not thinking about how to be a better fire. The fire's dharma is to be a fire, be hot, burn things.
A shelf on the wall is trying to hold more each day to prove something to the other shelves. The shelf is just simply hanging there. The shelfs dharma is to be a shelf.

So why do we - human - are trying to reach for the moon and constantly prove something? Why can we not see happiness in the smallest things around us and just be in the present? Why are we making things more difficult than what they really are?

The life is not difficult. The way we see life and the world around us is what makes is difficult. We make it difficult.

Let's just be what we are. Human. Living on Earth. Simple.

And how can you make things simpler for yourself?
Here is a step by step guide for you:

1. Move - 20 minute a day is enough to lower the stress hormone in your body and will allow you to sit calm for your 2-5 minutes meditation.

2. Meditate - 2 minutes a day
Meditation has many scientifically proven benefits. You can increase self-awareness, reducing negative emotions and it will help to keep you in the present.

3. Eat something nutritious. It does not have to be a huge amount. Make sure you eat and drink healthy which good for your body and SOUL too. (my go to is chamomile tea with honey ❀️)

Just follow these easy 3 steps a few times a week and see the difference!

πŸ₯°

31/10/2022

Chaturanga dandasana

One of the most liked and disliked asana in ashtanga practice. 😊

This is an asana in modern yoga. Our straight body is parallel to the ground and supported by the toes and palms only. Sounds crazy, right?

What does it do?

This challenging pose boosts the confidence of the practitioner. It activates the Manipura Chakra (Solar plexus).

How do we feel when our third chakra disaligned?
*lack of energy
*weak
*low self-esteem
*struggling with digestion

What happens when we when balanced Solar Plexus? We'll feel:
*confident
*energetic
*improved mental health
*improved gut health

So this is why we never skip this pose even when there are 60 of them in the primary series.

Practice with me every Thursday 6.30pm .

29/10/2022

Aparigraha is the last Yama in Patanjali's Eight Limbs of Yoga.

Means non-greed and non-attachment.
''...we should never concern ourselves with the outcome of a situation, we should only concern ourselves with what we’re actually doing right now as we work towards that outcome.'' (Emma Newlyn)

I recently found myself in a situation where rage and my strong sense of justice nearly led me to do something, which would not serve me or my loved ones at all. I made up an alternative reality full of ideas and feelings about what is right and what is wrong, as well as what people deserve and owe to me.
I created a plan on how I will put everything right and bring peace and was ready to fight for it hard.

But hey, wake up! You can't put out a fire with another fire and can't bring peace with war!

I do not want to be the one in constant fight and war with others so even if it is the hardest decision I have ever made in my life, I will just walk away.

To have the ability to walk away in peace, break the generational inheritance (trauma?), to be able to say no to something which looked impossible a few years, even a couple month ago is liberating.
I feel terrible and amazing in the same time.

I feel like I am becoming a better version of myself.

I am grateful that I have the emotional strength to break the cycle.

Here is one for personal growth and 3 tips on how to overcome challenging situations.

1. Breathe! It will give you a moment to pause and think.

2. Ask yourself what is it that your truly want? What is the ideal outcome you are expecting?

3. Observe yourself and your surroundings. You might already have it and there is nothing to do!

❀️ πŸ˜ŠπŸ™

27/10/2022

UTTANASANA

Strengthens the thighs and knees.

Keeps your spine strong and flexible.

Reduces stress, anxiety, depression, and fatigue.

Calms the mind and soothes the nerves.

Relieves tension in the spine, neck, and back.

The 4. asana in Sun Salutation.

13/09/2022

Non - violence.

Yogi's ethical and moral guideline towards society.

When you practice yoga you often hear the instructor say "be kind to yourself" and to understand it while you struggling to master a pose might be easy, but what does it mean when you are off the mat?

How do you actually talk and think about yourself? Would you say the same things for your friend? Would you say these things to your 13 years old self?

Are you stepping out of your comfort zone for growth or are you pushing it too hard that it becomes deconstructive and harmful?

Do you see the signs? Are you listening?

Non - violence. Start to practice.

07/09/2022

NEW CLASS ALERT!!!

Vinyasa Flow
easy, all level class
Tuesday 6.30PM
Max. 30 people
3 spots are for free for those who can't afford - get in touch to book! :)

Ashtanga Flow
better to have a few vinyasa flow under your belt, but join in if you are up for the challenge :)
Thursday 6.30PM
Max. 6 people - book in advance to secure your spot

Where?


How to book?
on the website www.thrlazyashtangi.com
or
https://bookwhen.com/yogawithval

See you all there my lovelies! πŸ₯°

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