Coming back to basics -15 May 2016.

I am finding myself in a bit of a post adventure slump at the moment. The last 4 months has been packed with movement and excitement and coming home has thrown me a bit. On Monday night I realised that I hadn’t done a morning practice since I arrived home over 2 weeks ago, and I knew that this was a big part of why I was feeling the way I was.

This happens to me from time to time, like most people. In the past I would give myself a bit of a hard time, however I try not to do that anymore. Instead, as soon as I see what is happening I know that quickest and simplest remedy is to come back to my basic practices.

So, yesterday I got up when I woke, scrapped my tongue, had a ginger, lemon & honey tea, spent some time on the cushion and mat, gave myself a self-massage and had a delicious spiced apple smoothie for breakfast. I also got on the phone to a friend and said I need some help, because reaching out is something else I have learned to do. Surrounding ourselves with people who are there to support us is so important it has become one of my three pillars of living well.

How to live well is not rocket science and the practices aren’t hard…sometimes we just lose touch and forget that it’s the little things we do every day that are the real foundation of our health and wellbeing…things like scraping our tongue, taking some time to reflect and rest, moving, breathing, eating regular meals and going to bed on time. Or as Coralie suggested we try and be too clever when all we need is simple…keep it simple sweetheart!

After just one day back to my practice I feel lighter and my energy is flowing again. I was even able to hear the little voice during this morning’s mediation that told me the theme for our next 2WiseWomen gathering…coming back to basics. So that’s what we will be exploring…some of the principles and simple daily practices of Yoga and Ayurveda that keep us on track as we navigate life’s day to day adventures.

Sunday, 15 May 2016
10.00am – 3.30pm
Bhakti Tree, 410 Maitland Road Mayfield
$65 (includes morning tea & lunch)
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The conversation, company, practices, chai and sesame sweeties at our last gathering were great, however we all agreed that it went way too quickly.

So this time…its longer and we’ll do lunch!

We’ll talk about coming back to basics, do some fun, simple practices, eat some delicious Ayurvedic food and of course…drink chai. A perfect day out.
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Share the journey
Feel free to share this with your family and friends. Helping others access the knowledge and tools to live well is an amazing gift, and its great to share the journey. Coralie and I were talking yesterday about how great it is when couples explore together how to live well. It can be tough to make changes on your own, but it’s much easier when two people are on the same page…so feel free to bring your special someone along too. Yoga & Ayurveda are the 2WiseWomen and their wisdom is for everyone. In fact, we would love to have men and even couples come to Bali with us. Just planting a seed!

Yoga & Ayurveda in Bali
Speaking of Bali, while you are here, have a look at the courses and take advantage of 10% off the June course for those who attend the workshops!

Held in the beautiful grounds of Narasoma Retreat centre this 8 day/night course is all about the experience of Living Yoga & Ayurveda. There is so much that can be said but really nothing equals an experience, and it’s a life changing experience if you are ready to embrace what Yoga and Ayurveda have to offer.

Our intention is to create a space for you to step out of your life for 8 days and experience how to live a bit differently. The daily program is structured, meal times are regular, vegetarian food is simple and delicious, the body and mind are toned with daily yoga practices and pampered with massages, and a regular routine for sleeping and rising is established. Within that framework we share with you how Yoga & Ayurveda work together to restore positive and resilient good health on all levels; physical, mental and spiritual. The systems are simple, gentle and extraordinarily effective and in just one week we promise you will notice the difference. Your energy will flow more freely and life will feel easier.
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X Coralie & Mary

7 thoughts on “Coming back to basics -15 May 2016.

  1. Welcome home Mary. I really enjoy your posts and can relate to them.

    I would love to have made your day on the 15th but have previously booked a retreat.
    Hoping I can make the next one.!
    Stay well and happy and keep inspiring like you do.

    With love

    1. Thanks Karis – not to worry – we will catch-up again soon. Glad you are re-‘treating’ yourself. xxMary

  2. Hi Mary,

    I can totally relate to this! I have returned to full time work and have a big commute as well and am so missing my yoga.

    Last week I began a daily jala neti practise because I figure if I can only make one yoga class a week at least neti gives me a moment of ritual and presence in my day. Going into winter it is also practical.

    I would also love to connect via the May 15 session however I need to be with my family on weekends. I might try to come for a one off ayurveda session at some point though.

    Katie (your daughters’ school friend :))

    1. Well done Katie. That’s something we will be talking about at the workshop…when you are time poor pick a practice that is non negotiable no matter what is happening…it helps you stay connected. Jala Neti is a great practice. I did the rubber tube up the nose and down the back of the throat trick when I was in Thailand recently…now that was something different.

      Glad you are getting some family time. xxMary

  3. It sounds lovely, but just booked into a pranayama workshop in sydney 14/15
    Hope to make the next one.


  4. Namaste Mary-ji…blessings from Estonia!!!
    When we come back to Basics, then we ARE home……
    the rest are explorations, like our travels…..
    love love love

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