Easy vs Difficult

Our logic mind tends to categorise things as 'easy' or 'difficult' most of the time. It's a matter of perspective and opinion. In yoga, we find some poses more difficult than others. Why do we tend to criticise ourselves for not being strong or flexible enough sometimes? Yoga is so much more than the way a pose looks like. It's more about your mental...

Is being mindful enough?

This morning everything seemed a little bit different. It was a new busy day as usual, but I noticed how interesting it was to be able to decide where to focus my mind on that specific moment. It was a moment of being 'here and now' that suddenly had become something else, but again and again, it was always 'here...

Parenting, yoga and mindfulness

This post is about the challenges of motherhood without family support, being a woman, awareness, and spiritual evolution. I became a mom 7 months ago. I am parenting now, and it was true what I had heard about motherhood; life is not exactly the same as before. I've changed. I've found another type of strength I didn't know I had. I also found...

Yoga teacher? Why?

There is a yoga trend at the moment. Many studios offer yoga teacher training and courses to teach you how to teach yoga. I had seen these promotions for a long time until I decided to enroll. Why? Because I felt I had to learn how to explain to others the wonders I had been discovering during my yoga path....

It is all about self-control

Yes, it might sound obvious but one of our biggest challenges as human beings is to master self-control. The lessons start since we are babies. We need to learn how to control our bodies first in order to communicate, to move, etc. The journey never ends. Now as a mom, I can see how difficult is this task for us...

Gratitude, what my newborn is teaching me…

Practicing yoga as a mom of a newborn has been challenging. However, the lessons I am learning from my baby are incredibly connected to the lessons I have been learning from the philosophy of yoga. A newborn brings so much joy but also a lot of anxiety and frustration. You want to give them all they need. How can you fix...

Lessons I learned after giving birth

Things I learned from my birth story: Giving birth is a natural thing, but the sensations you experience are from another world. You have an animal instinct within you. You are an animal with a sophisticated mind. Time can become an abstract concept because you can not escape "Here and Now". Your body is a machine guided by a wise force you can not fully...

Behind Yoga Shapes & Meanings

What is Yoga? A single word with many meanings. Most of the time the main meaning is related to the physical practice in which you should reach an optimal shape in "perfect" alignment, being strong and flexible enough to hold it in pure calm for many breaths as possible (without mentioning Kundalini Yoga energising techniques here). In any case, a...

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The storytelling of yoga

When I began the yoga teacher training in October 2016 I never imaged that 3 months later I would be doing yoga as a pregnant lady. This new role started about 5 months ago and I'm embracing it with all my heart at this point (almost finishing my training to get certified). However, during the first 3 months of pregnancy, my...

3 Stages Behind The Practice of Yoga

Many people are curious about what yoga means and what are its true benefits. Others like it because is becoming a fashion trend, because yoga leggings and mats look cool, etc. However, I have classified the practice of yoga in 3 stages: 1- Superficial: It's the type of yoga we all start practicing. Even though the teacher might be trying to show...

Finding that teaching voice

I've been practicing yoga for the past 8 years or so (without counting the time spent as a kid performing asanas completely unaware that they were yoga poses!). Only until now it has become a "serious" thing to do. I'm formally studying to become a Yoga Teacher at Samadhi Studios Dublin. It's a strange journey. I'm starting to see the bigger...

The Truth About Movement & Awareness

When we question our lifestyle and beliefs (thoughts), willing to change our minds and find out who we really are, we begin to taste freedom. I'm just realising this perspective after reading several sacred texts and experiencing life from another point view. Although my family didn't teach me any of these things I know now, their catholic answers made me begin...

BALANCE, Yoga Practice Off The Mat! [Part 1]

To me, balance is one of the most difficult things to achieve. For example, when you want to change your lifestyle, and support sustainability, you need to spend more time trying to buy products and services that adjust to your new eco-friendly ideas and needs. This might mean buying more organic, eco-friendly products or handmade accessories. However, I wonder, can...

Lady Jerez – Yoga Presentation

Hi! My name is Lady Jerez, and if you are reading this, you might be considering having me as a yoga teacher in your studio. Thanks for the opportunity! If you want to know a little bit more about me before meeting me, please read my public posts. I believe they are the best way to describe my views about yoga and...