We love this post from @deliciouslyella, “Instagram - a place for creativity & connecting where like minded people can come together & share passions” #Repost @deliciouslyella ・・・ Does she worry about fuelling young girls’ inadequacies, with the sometimes shiny vision of her life viewed through an Instagram filter? ‘I think that’s why it’s important to say, as much as possible, that social media is a highlights reel – it’s a place to come and get ideas and inspiration. I have good and bad days just like everyone else, but do you really want to hear that I missed the train and so I’m late for this meeting, that I was stressed because a delivery hasn’t come in? Do you really want to hear that my dog’s had diarrhoea on my carpet?’ I don’t think so.’ Picking this little bit of my interview with @stella_telegraph to share this morning because I believe it’s such an important conversation and we can’t talk about it enough. I really believe social media is a space for inspiration and ideas, somewhere for creativity and connecting - where likeminded people can come together and share passions. I think I’ll inspire more people to think veggies are a little cooler and get excited about their five a day if the meals look beautiful, colourful, delicious and abundant and I love sharing positivity because let’s face it the politics of the world we’re currently living in can feel a little bleak at moments. That being said every single person on here - myself most definitely included - is a flawed, totally imperfect human. Everyone in the world gets stressed, feels insecurities, cries over little things, says the wrong thing and worries what other people think. I say this because it’s all too easy to compare ourselves with others, especially through a screen, but comparison is the thief of joy and nothing makes us happier than living in the moment, being present and finding a way to let ourselves feel totally comfortable in our own skin ❤️❤️❤️
💫Posture Of The Week 💫 Working towards juicy twists in your yoga can calm the system down, release tension & aid digestion #postureoftheweek #yogaeverydamnday #hotyoga #wellness #hotyogahealth #walesyoga #newportyoga
A sweet flow w’shop today of warming & standing poses with hip-openers & backbends to restore internal organs. Inviting breathing & essential oils to nourish your interior body more consistently. We explored peppermint, to open us up, lemon to cleanse & detoxify & lavender to restore. Oils available to order here: https://www.mydoterra.com/orianayoga/#/
New Moon Solar Eclipse 🌑 A new cycle entering a time of change, growth & opportunities. Set those intentions, start fresh & positive ✨✨ • 💫SUNDAY YOGA💫 💫9am HOT26 Suzie 💫11am Flow & Restore w/shop Oriana
📿HEALTHCHECK📿 This week exploring the forth chakra. Aligning and Balancing your heart chakra The heart chakra, Anahata, is located at the centre of your chest and the heart, cardiac plexus, thymus gland, lungs and breasts are included within it. In Sanskrit the word Anahata means ‘unhurt, un-stuck and unbeaten’ and this fourth chakra is associated with enlightenment, intuition and interconnectedness. To expand and balance the Heart Chakra yoga postures usually involve shoulder openers, passive chest openers, back bends and arm positions. These postures empower us to surrender and let go with trust. As well as these opening postures, breath work makes the functioning of your physical heart easier by helping your respiratory and circulatory systems. The following Hot 26 yoga postures will help achieve balance and openness within your Anahata. Camel Pose – Ustrasana During this asana the entire front of the body, the psoas muscle, abdomen, chest and throat is stretched. Practising camel pose, opens your chest and through exposing you makes you vulnerable and more receptive to giving and receiving love. In fact this powerful posture enables deeply rooted emotions to be released and can lead to intense emotional cleansing and mental clarity. Hands-to-Feet Pose – Padahastasana This forward bend posture opens the back of the body, opening up the spinal column where cells of the nervous system, neurons are located. Stimulating the nervous system, this posture enables the clearing of adhesions and blockages. Working with our heart chakra can balance our energy and our nervous system, helping to improve our focus, connecting us to empowerment, regeneration and compassion. Fixed Firm Pose - Supta Vajrasana Along with the opening of the chest and heart chakra, Fixed Firm Pose restores balance and equilibrium to your back by stretching your thighs and hip flexors. This posture relieves asthmatic conditions and insomnia and helps with your mental wellbeing as it engenders a sense of calm and promotes courage. It is also effective in opening both the Manipura and Anahata chakra, helping to give you simultaneously a sense of fearlessness and harmony.
#thoughtfulthursday Sometimes we need to take a step back and simplify life. Stop trying to be all things to everyone. Decide what is important, what matters most and then move on at your own pace. Namaste.
☀️SUMMER MADNESS SALE☀️ Calling all you Yoga lovers out there! Head over to our website to take advantage of our crazy summer sale! Roll out your mat, feel amazing 🤗 https://hotyogahealth.uk/ • • #taketimeforyou #hotyoga #hotyogahealth #summersale #offers #yogaeverydamnday #yogaeverywhere #yoga #wellness
#Repost @warriorwomenevents Check out Suzie, our studio owner⭐️ ・・・ Our Warrior Women Wednesday spot goes to Suzie Latham of @hotyogahealth Suzie has a heart of gold, and has an amazing vision and determination, which has paid off in her beautiful yoga studio in Newport. Suzie will be telling us more about her journey and story in September's Supper Club. . Tell us about yourself...💙 Hi. I’m Suzie, I’m 38 and I live with my partner Karl and 3yrs old son Finn in Newport. I am the studio manager and owner of Hot Yoga Health, Newport with my father Geoff and sister Louise. Before taking the plunge and setting up the family business, I worked within the creative arts as a drama practitioner and songwriter. I am now combining my love of yoga, community & wellbeing and am in the final stages of training as a yoga teacher. I have recently started teaching at the studio and sharing my love for the practice. . What is something that you have conquered? 💙 Saying no. I have found it very difficult in the past to say no to people for fear of upsetting them or not being liked. It got to the point where I was scarifying my own time and sometimes happiness for others. It has been a long yet empowering process and still at times have to ask myself “Is this really what I want?” . What do you do to practice self love/ self care, apart from yoga. 💙 Sleep & Nature. Sleep is incredibly important to my self-care ritual. With a 3yr old who is not a big fan of it, it can become challenging to say the least. But sleep deprivation has such a profound effect on my mental state it has to be prioritised. We see it time and again at the studio. People come to practice Hot Yoga as it improves sleep and in turn impacts positively on their daily lives. Walking amongst nature always grounds me and brings me back to myself... Continues in comments 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼
🐣NEW PREGNANCY YOGA🐣 New course starts Sunday September 9th, here’s a 3 minute vid on what to expect. Book here... https://hotyogahealth.uk/pregnancy-yoga • • Please share this info if you know any mummas to be 🤰 • • #pregnancyyoga #pregnancynewport #nourish #empower #hotyogahealth #antenatal #prenatalyoga #mumstobe #yogamum #meditation #mumstobe #trustyourbody #inspire #hypnobirthing #breathing #relaxation #taketimeforyou
⭐️NEW CLASS⭐️ Dynamic Hatha, Starts this Thur 7:30pm 90 mins with Sukina. This class is for those of you wanting to take your practise a little further. Temperature will be moderately warm but not HotYoga. Bookings available through our website... https://hotyogahealth.uk/timetable-booking • • #hotyogahealth #newclass #dynamichathaflow #yoganewport #movement #yogaeverydamnday #yogawales
This week’s #postureoftheweek #paschimottanasana
📿HEALTHCHECK📿 Following our theme of Chakras... The third chakra, Manipura, means ‘city of jewels’. It is located in the naval region and is the largest of all the chakras. Manipura is our fire centre where our determination, purpose, direction and will power are found. When our third chakra is balanced we have feelings of confidence, tranquillity and inner strength. This third chakra controls the adrenal glands, the pancreas, the liver, the stomach, the respiratory system as well as influencing the sympathetic nervous system. It is regarded as being the main base of power. The following poses in the Hot 26 help to open this chakra, practising poses that balance this energy centre contribute to our entire sense of happiness and well-being. Bow Pose – Dhanurasana The liver is the key organ of digestion and Manipura influences this organ in particular. Bow Pose stimulates blood flow and energy to many of the organs and especially benefits the liver. In traditional Chinese medicine, the liver is connected to feelings of anger and worry and so in practising Bow Pose we not only strengthen the entire length of our spines but also create space within ourselves having released worries and anxieties. Balancing Stick – Tuladandasana This posture sends high-speed blood to the heart and the brain aiding your powers of concentration. Balancing Stick also brings heat to the area of the solar plexus stimulating and opening your third chakra. Postures that focus on your core strength, Tuladandasana being one of them, are particularly effective in healing your Manipura. Whilst in Balancing Stick place your awareness on your naval, imagining the colour yellow - the colour associated with your third chakra. Cobra Pose – Bhujangasana Cobra helps your posture and strengthens your spine, improving the flow of energy in your body. The functioning of your liver and spleen are also aided by this posture as well as it improving your digestion. The Manipura chakra is closely connected to your digestive health and metabolism. The third chakra is associated with action and transformation, growing to become a better version of ourselves. Next week we turn to the heart chakra, Anahat