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Inspiration | Surrender to the NOW

Surrender to the present moment

Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it.” – Eckhart Tolle

Sheri, who some of you may know that I’ve worked with for many years on and off had a major break through last week.

We were working through our routine and session and she was struggling and really fighting the moment! Fighting the movements and struggling with the breath and it was all looking just way too hard.

Stop I said, let’s just let go and take a moment. In the conversation we had and the words that came through me at this time, it was enough for the surrendering to let be, accept the moment as it is and know that if anything changes then we are all here to help and then take further action as required at that time!

In recognition of how hard it has been and in letting go of fighting for survival, the breaths, the movements, we both released the tensions and hardship and allowed ourselves to be in this moment.


Creative Visualisation

We’ve been doing some creative visualisations on movement patterns too and found these really helped in movements and being able to achieve what the required outcomes we were aiming for. And all this with an implant in the brain to block movement patterns. Within a few weeks and even on the day in a few moments Sheri was able to move her body in the way we were asking of it!

Never under-estimate the POWER of the MIND!


October is Australia’s Mental health Month | Make the choice and follow through

Take the time and make the space for you. The on-going commitment to practice on the mat, to help us live better and happier lives takes some time and commitment. Take this moment right now and book into a live class to help you stay committed to your well-being.

Surrender, schedule yourself into a class and make space for YOU! We know it makes us feel better, but taking that first step again can often be the hardest. Do it!

For those who just cannot make the live classes, please remember there are classes “On Demand” on the www. They are listed in the class descriptions and are recordings of the live classes from the week, so please find the class level that suits you.


Continuing to Spring Clean our Poses

Rotating, looking around to see what’s going on, up and down, all around and generally twists will stimulate and increase rang of motion in the spine.


Twists generally rotate the spine and increase spinal rotation and range of motion by lubricating spinal discs. They re-align the relationship between the shoulder girdle, the spine and pelvis/hips. Arms and shoulders can act independently from the pelvis or can be used as leverage to increase the movements and create a deeper twist.

Please be sure to have the sacrum and pelvis moving together as the Sacro-iliac joint is a joint of stability not mobility.
Make sure you are elongating the spine before twisting it.
Avoid twisting from you neck, instead twist from the core body, using the core and back body to turn the entire ribcage. Let the head and neck follow.


Increase Spinal Mobility and range of motion: increasing the circulation of the spine and lubricating the discs keeping them healthier.
Align the Spine.
Stimulate Spinal bones to be stronger.
Twists stretch the deeper layer of back muscles closest to the spine.
Strengthen the muscles on each side fo the spine, leading to improved posture and overall spinal health.
Good functioning of the Spinal Nerves.
Return the spine to neutral alignment after deep forward or back bends.
Tones the abdominal region – especially the obliques.
Improves Digestion – great before the get out of lockdown celebrations.
Said to ‘cleanse’ the internal organs via a squeeze and release effect as with the wringing out of a sponge.
Contributes to brain health due to the action of crossing the midline of the body.
Balance the nervous system – calming when feeling agitated, stimulating when feeling lethargic.
Bring an understanding of: it’s ok to let go.
Can release: frustration, anxiety and fear.
For some: it may cause an initial sense of irritation before a feeling of clarity.

“Twists give you a chance to see life from a different perspective.” -Twists and Abdominal Toners.

This week , let’s try and maintain our sense of self and presence in this moment at all times. If life feels like it’s getting too much then take the moment for ourselves to simply let go. Take a few slow deep breaths and completely surrender from or into the moment. Get up, move around and take a different look at the world.

Have a lovely week and I look forward to seeing you all from a different perspective this week.

Namaste Lou xo

“Sheri has Huntington’s disease a progressive neurological condition that affects both mind and body. She was first diagnosed in 2002 and underwent deep brain surgery in 2016 with the aim of reducing involuntary movements. Sheri suffered anxiety attacks during and following an overseas trip to the USA over 6 yrs ago.
The anxiety grew to affect Sheri’s walking ability and made her fearful of taking a shower among other things. Sheri said the anxiety made her feel she was carrying a heavy weight that affected her breathing.
She often felt tense and exhausted.
That heavy weight of anxiety lifted following a break through from her sessions with Louise. Sheri feels that a core of anxiety has been expelled.
For the first time in 2yrs Sheri was able to shower yesterday instead of taking a bath. her breathing is more relaxed and deeper and she views life from a more relaxed and happier perspective.
Sheri’s family is proud of her and very grateful to Louise. Louise has never given up on Sheri. Louise’s gentle pushing of Sheri to help Sheri recognise her abilities and self-worth are a great comfort to Sheri’s family.
Louise’s insights and her humour during Sheri’s sessions are a major factor in Sheri’s ability to deal with her disease and maintain her quality of life.
Thank you Louise”

Geoff Mellor
Louise Eddy

Louise Eddy

Yoga Teacher & Owner

Louise is passionate about her practice and her understanding of yoga. Her journey in life has led her to study and practice yoga for the past 20+yrs. In the past 5+ years she has also focussed on Mental health and well-being and has actively been involved teaching classes in community and special needs areas with this focus.

She gives thanks for the knowledge that has been passed along from the teachers and students before that have paved the way for the journey of yoga as it is in the west. She teaches from her heart with gratitude and love. ​Om Shanti.

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