Wednesday, 16 August 2017

and there's more...: My Damaged Chakra

and there's more...: My Damaged Chakra: So what is a 'chakra?'. ...... is what I was asking a few months ago... And its fair to say that I'm not really any the wiser.....

My Damaged Chakra

So what is a 'chakra?'....... is what I was asking a few months ago...
And its fair to say that I'm not really any the wiser...but I am working on it
What I know so far:


and there's more...: The way forward

and there's more...: The way forward: A yoga a day....make it one of your 10 a day...  Go on ..you know you want to

The way forward

A yoga a day....make it one of your 10 a day... 

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Go on ..you know you want to

and there's more...: B/P update

and there's more...: B/P update: Good Morning Beautiful People  Yes I suppose you could be forgiven for thinking 'what is going on with the fuel company?' Sorry ...

B/P update

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Yes I suppose you could be forgiven for thinking 'what is going on with the fuel company?'

Sorry for the confusion.....I am talking about my high blood pressure drama (B/P) ๐Ÿ˜‰
well actually the lack of it....
Yes would you believe after being told by several health representatives that I have high B/P and couldnt go in the gym ( ๐Ÿ˜ข) until I had seen my doctor, I have now been given the all clear

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I had my B/P monitored for 24 hrs...which involved wearing a monitor for 24 hrs including sleeping with it (๐Ÿ˜’) but all worth it...my readings were then printed out and 
HEY PRESTO....my blood presure is normal....
( and that probably the only thing NORMAL about me ๐Ÿ˜˜)
with 49 readings ranging from 137/69 - 97/63 ( which was when I was sleeping )
giving an average of 135/85 day and 120/70 evening

Another thumbs up for my yoga and body balance ...
(I'm not saying for one minute that it will cure everyones high B/P ..but it will certainly make you the BEST YOU  ๐Ÿ˜ƒ )
Have a fab day......


Tuesday, 15 August 2017

and there's more...: Cant I do the tadpole

and there's more...: Cant I do the tadpole: So our very lovly yoga instructor said it would be a good idea to have a go at the frog pose  -  Mandukasana mandu: frog asana: pose    ...

Monday, 14 August 2017

and there's more...: when you dont know your CHATURANGAS from your CHIM...

and there's more...: when you dont know your CHATURANGAS from your CHIM...: Namaste So when I'm just flicking through the internet looking at Yoga posts...and I come across this little beauty.... It ...

when you dont know your CHATURANGAS from your CHIMICHANGAS



Namaste
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So when I'm just flicking through the internet looking at Yoga posts...and I come across this little beauty....
It read..
'so you dont know your Chaturangas from your Chimichangas'

I had to admit to myself I didnt....๐Ÿ˜ ( yes i know my chaturangas ๐Ÿ˜„) but is there really a 'chimichangas?????
the 1st image that came into my head was a pair of shoes!!!  Jimmy choo ??? Chimi...changas ( ok ..I do like shoes ) ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜ƒ  yes I know..very materialistic
So I knew it couldnt mean that....( really!! I did )
a bit of further investigation was required....
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So I popped it in the search .... imagine my surprise..
 wow...these little beauties came up....
I'm salivating already....
Image result for vegetarian chimichanga mexican free imageAnd again I am impressed how good Yoga is for you...
because I now know what to order when I go into a Mexican restaurant ๐Ÿ˜˜ ( these look amazing )
And it made me smile....๐Ÿ˜Š
Moral to the story is.... 
Researching yoga is good
More chimichangas  means more chaturangas ๐Ÿ˜œ
have a fab day x


Saturday, 12 August 2017

and there's more...: Now that is amazing

and there's more...: Now that is amazing: Good afternoon   �� So its the weekend...and got to say this week has fled by.. I swear if I would of blinked I would of missed it....

Now that is amazing


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Good afternoon   ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

So its the weekend...and got to say this week has fled by..
I swear if I would of blinked I would of missed it... ( but people say as you get older times goes quicker !!! on that note ... there's nothing we can do about it so enjoy and make the best of it๐Ÿ˜‰)
 So it has been quite an eventful week for me..
6 days at the gym..doing either body balance or yoga ๐Ÿ˜Š , in concession  ..now I must say thats new for me
had annual check up at GP... told me I have high blood pressure..
yep thats new for me too...
And apparently  I am now nearly 5ft 3inches ( nearly 1.61544 metres)...and thats definitely new for me   ( because Ive always been 5ft 2 !!!! )
And apparently its the yoga thats done it ๐Ÿ˜‰ ( hope thats not the cause of the high B/P  ๐Ÿ˜•) lol
And I'm damn happy about that ( no, not that its the yoga...the fact that I'm taller!!! yes I know its only half an inch...but its half an inch taller..NOT shorter...๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™Œ)
Related imageSo by the end of the year I should be 5ft 4   right? ๐Ÿ˜œ
I always wished I was taller....
So onwards and upwards as they say ๐Ÿ˜—



Friday, 11 August 2017

and there's more...: Body balance and body jam...Body exhausted

and there's more...: Body balance and body jam...Body exhausted: Good morning So I am feeling motivated at the moment ( ok..and a little bit mad ) I have done classes every day this week and its f...

Body balance and body jam...Body exhausted

Good morning

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So I am feeling motivated at the moment ( ok..and a little bit mad )
I have done classes every day this week and its fair to say I feel exhausted  ( in a good way..if thats possible )
one particular day....I had a fab body balance class
...and I thought ( ambitious little so and so...) that I could do the body jam which was running immediately after!!!!
Related imageWell...I have never done body jam before ...and it is quite fast...with lots of left and rights..and arms and legs!!!! 
Nothing wrong with that...I hear you say...
BUT anybody who knows me ..knows that I am going to struggle!!!!
dont know my right from left...co-ordination not fab..never done it before....already exhausted!!!
yep..u getting the picture.....
It was a disaster...lol
But ..I will try it again...once I've recovered!!!!
No pain ..no gain...right?
And this is the 5th day in succession that I have got to the gym!...
And I am feeling very motivated....
So must fly... Body balance awaits.....
What ever you're doing...have a fab one 
And remember
be the best you can...
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Thursday, 10 August 2017

and there's more...: Blood pressure...high...u must b high!!!

and there's more...: Blood pressure...high...u must b high!!!: Symptoms of very high blood pressure If your blood pressure is extremely high, there may be certain symptoms to look out for including: ...

Blood pressure...high...u must b high!!!

Symptoms of very high blood pressure

If your blood pressure is extremely high, there may be certain symptoms to look out for including:
Tick box...
Image result for high blood  cartoon freeSevere headache.....at certain times of the month I do have very bad headaches...
Fatigue...of course ..sometimes.. ( but then again I get up between 5 and 6 am...go to the gym..shop etc
so yes...about 3pm I could do with a nap..but never do..and am still going at 10pm most evenings )
Vision problems.... I guess you could say yes....I've worn contact lenses for 30 years!!๐Ÿ˜
Chest pain... NO...
Difficulty breathing... NO
Irregular heartbeat... NO  ( i dont think )
Blood in the urine... NO
Pounding in chest, neck, ears...occasionally have palpitations   

So when I was told I couldnt go into the gym because my blood pressure was high...you could of knocked me over with a feather...literally...
'U need to see the Dr first'
I thought she was having a laugh... ( and yes I know its no laughing matter....I completely sympathise with anyone who suffers from it...family members have...so I am familiar with it )
But I was shell shocked...I class myself as being very healthy and never really seen myself as having health problems ( thank The Lord )
So over the last couple of days I have approached anyone who was able  and asked them to take my B/P
i.e. drs. pharmacy.
'I just need a letter to show to the gym so as they can see I have not got a problem with my B/P'
I told them
Each one one showed high blood pressure!!!!  How can that be?
And yes the more I asked them to take it again...the more it went up!!!!
So now I have to be monitored for 24 hrs to get an average!!!!
God only knows what that is gonna flag up!!

 To control/prevent high B/P 
  • Keep your weight at a healthy level: you can achieve this by a combination of healthy eating and regular exercise.
  • Eat a healthy diet: this includes eating only the amount of food your body needs and choosing foods high in nutrients and low in fat, sugar and salt.
  • Limit how much salt you eat: just avoiding adding salt to your meal plate or when cooking, and limiting how much processed foods you consume, can make a huge difference.
  • Limit how much alcohol you drink.
  • Don’t smoke tobacco: and minimise your exposure to secondhand smoke(passive smoking).
  • Get regular exercise: try to get at least 30 minutes of activity each day. Exercise relieves stress and helps you control your weight.
  • Don’t let stress build up: the chemicals your body makes in response to stress make your heart beat harder and faster and your blood vessels tighten. All this makes blood pressure higher.
Moral of the story   
Image result for eat a healthy diet cartoon freeJust because... I eat a healthy diet..dont smoke...not overweight...exercise regularly...do yoga...does not mean that I am healthy....and that I am NOT going to get high B/P
( but be assured I will continue to do my best to be healhy ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜œ and that will even include a glass of the red stuff occasionally )

. GO FIGURE



Tuesday, 8 August 2017

and there's more...: Meditation after yoga

and there's more...: Meditation after yoga: Yoga goes hand in hand with meditation I'm very new to this and already enjoy some of the benefits  I think its fair to say that som...

Meditation after yoga

Yoga goes hand in hand with meditation
I'm very new to this and already enjoy some of the benefits
 I think its fair to say that some meditation sessions go better than others
( sometimes my mind can be all over the place and thoughts jumping in to my head one  after another and all I can hear is a clash of voices in my head....and then another time I can listen to the instructor and feel very calm ) 

Today was one such day.....
The instructor was fab..as usual
The class went really well and at the end I was well ready for the reward which came in the form of a 10 minute session of beautiful calm stillness..
Image result for yoga images free10 minutes dosnt sound long but when its spent being still and listening to your breath it can be very beneficial and very beautiful..
it gives us the opportunity to forget our worries and stresses ..even if only for a few minutes
it gives us the opportunity to completely relax
to take a mental picture of our bodies
to slow our breathing and extend our relaxation
And the more we practice it ..the better we become ...and if we practised it for a life time... there would still be more to know

          Our instructor always ends the session, reminding us to remember the moment, the feeling, the calm...
And to take it with us ..to recall it when our next stressful moment looms....and it will
it could be tomorrow..next week..next month

Remember the calm..... And return to it 

Monday, 7 August 2017

and there's more...: here we come

and there's more...: here we come: its done..its booked  I have booked a week to the beautiful Island of Cyprus... and I can not wait.... Cyprus is one of my favourite pla...

here we come

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I have booked a week to the beautiful Island of Cyprus...
and I can not wait....

Cyprus is one of my favourite places...
and I consider myself very fortunate as I have visited this beautiful Island on no less than 5 times ๐Ÿ’

Its fair to say that The 1st time was about 12 years ago and we didnt do much sight seeing..
It was more about relaxing and sitting on the beach and poolside ( although we did have a couple of my children with us ..so not really relaxing๐Ÿ™ˆ)

It had changed so much when we returned about 7 years later to Protaras...although still incredibly beautiful..more hotels had sprung up where there was open spaces etc

Image result for cypriot hospitalityWe hired a car and went to the mountains...which was in complete contrast to the coast..the blistering heat ( visited in august) was replaced by cool green shade...with a canopy of lush green trees...we stopped off at a cafe where we enjoyed fruit and locally produced wine, both of which were delicious.

Last year I visited with my frend and went on a boat trip to see the sea caves...( which I intend to do again..it was the best bargain I've ever had...3 hr trip including lunch for $20..fab ) amongst other excursions.

I hadnt been to paphos area before ...always convinced myself I preferred Protaras..( even tho I'd never been there!!! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ) so last year I went with a little bit of aprehension....
Boy was I in for a surprise..it was beautiful...and so much so that I have booked Paphos again...๐Ÿ˜
The coastline was breath taking..

The cypriot people are fab..so friendly..and warm...( just like the weather ๐Ÿ˜ )
and the wine isnt too bad either..
what is there not to like.....
I just hope I havnt jinxed it by singing their praises....๐Ÿ˜‘....

Count down on....๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž
( still got the north of Cyprus to do ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜‰ )





Saturday, 5 August 2017

and there's more...: feeling distraught/helpless

and there's more...: feeling distraught/helpless: This happened when I had a new phone... I hear you say.... ' how can that possibly make you feel distraught '  Its actually t...

feeling distraught/helpless



This happened when I had a new phone...
I hear you say....
'how can that possibly make you feel distraught
Its actually the consequence of moving all my information, pictures,messages etc from my old to my new phone..... simple right?
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to be fair its when we rely on modern technology too much, we trust that it will look after and care for all our precious information like we would ( or should I say we should )๐Ÿ˜’

But at the end of the day its just devices with a list of instructions...and like technology... can often break down or not work as it should
 The result in this particular instance were ...for me.. awful, to say the least

Most things transferred very well ..its fair to say..

One thing that didnt  was watsapp, and for anyone that has it, you will probably realise how precious this is
'Keep in touch with the groups of people that matter the most, like your family or coworkers. With group chats, you can share messages, photos, and videos with up to 256 people at once. You can also name your group, mute or customize notifications, and more.'

When your frends and family are having a rough time a comforting message or picture or emoji can be a tower of strength... and its a perfect way to keep in touch with a funny or quirky status...
so when I realised that watsapp hadnt transferred, Initially I thought It was just a blip and I could get all messages back
No ..I soon realised that they were all gone...forever
conversation.. pics... gone...my frends gone and so av her conversations
the deep meaningful conversations had with loved ones...who are for one resaon or another no longer in our lives...
yes the pain can run very deep indeed...
one of the worst thing is chats pics etc of my beautiful frend who sadly is no longer with us..๐Ÿ’”
so yes its true to say I was devastated, very sad, and Helpless..yes because I knew there was nothing I could do about it!!!!!๐Ÿ’”

Assumption ...(a thing that is accepted as true or as certain to happen, without proof.)

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we assume..its safe there...it will transfer..so dont check...so dont ask...it could be put right 
Unfortunately a life lesson I didnt want to learn.
What it has learnt me is


 back up...   back up...   and back up  
and then 
BACK UP
(any thing that is precious to you..treat it like you would anything of value....take care of it..protect it )
on that note ..dont misunderstand me...I think technology is amazing ... but i need to remember that technology is just that... and I need to remember to think for myself and ask the question!!!!!

I hope I learn from it and dont just ASSUME everything will be alright๐Ÿ˜ž

Thursday, 3 August 2017

and there's more...: Adho Mukha Svanasana,

and there's more...: Adho Mukha Svanasana,: Namasta ....respectful greetings to you all.. pleased to say my back is feeling a lot better and I am grateful to be able to get back to s...

Adho Mukha Svanasana,

Namasta ....respectful greetings to you all..Image result for namaste

pleased to say my back is feeling a lot better and I am grateful to be able to get back to some exercise...
although its fair to say that I did exercise and stretch whilst I had back ache, and I do believe it helped a lot... although it has to be done very carefully and not to a point where there is acute pain..
( but that is just my personal way of dealing with back ache..and it might not suit every one )

I am back to my Yoga and Body Balance and I am loving it....dont really know how I got along without these in my life...I am very keen ( and a little impatient)  to improve ..and yes I know thats NOT what yoga is about ๐Ÿ˜‰

my 'Adho Mukha Svanasana' downward dog is still presenting me with a few problems... ( as are a lot of the asana's..lol )
very keen to get my heels down close to the floor but this always gives me pain in my right heel!!!
and I am trying to be really good and patient ( lol ..me patient..๐Ÿ˜‰)
as I know that if I try to get my heel to the floor then its never going to heel....so little and often is the course of action 
I am hoping that this course of action will allow it to heal ( no pun intended ) completely and although it will definitely take longer, i will eventually be able to work on getting those heels down....


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In this instance... Pain would not Gain me anything....


Breathe..

and there's more...: holiday headache

and there's more...: holiday headache: Good morning my lovlies ... Yes I know thinking about my holidays should not give me a headache...BUT... as we all know...it really does ...

holiday headache

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Yes I know thinking about my holidays should not give me a headache...BUT...
as we all know...it really does

I am the one who books the holidays in our family..wether its a romantic getaway for me n my husband ๐Ÿ˜
or a ladies break for me and my frend๐Ÿ˜Š
or a family holday๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž
so with that goes loads of responsibility and headache

  • picking a good location
  • is the hotel suitable
  • checking the reviews!!
  • do I believe them!!
  • flight times
  • keeping within budget
  • is there going to be enough to keep every one happy
  • how long is the transfer
and when every one has agreed then spending hours on the internet to get best price!!!!๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿ˜“
I'm definitely going to need this holiday....
and I havnt even thought about packing!!!!!!
( I hope its amazing...for my sake !!!๐Ÿต๐ŸŒž