Rosie Lawson – The Peaceful Warrior
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Archive Monthly Archives: November 2018

What is Seasonal Yoga?

Seasonal Yoga is a blend of Hatha yoga which is modified to reflect the energy of each season of the year to maximise health benefits.

It works with meridian lines in the body. These are like roads that our energy travels along towards each of the organs. So we work these to clear them and keep the energy travelling along them to ensure optimum health of the organs they lead into. We do this by incorporating certain additions and focussed movements into the yoga asanas ( poses ) to maximise the health of each related organ.

Certain organs are related organs to each season.

For instance, just now our Autumn practice is related to the lungs and the large intestine both organs which work to rid the body of waste products. The lungs, breathe out carbon dioxide.T he large intestine, the storage tube that removes water and any remaining nutrients from the food we’ve eaten, before we pass the waste from our body.B oth these organs are very important in Autumn.T he lungs because we want to make sure we are using them fully to get maximum energy with minimum effort. We do this by practising various pranayamas ( yogic breathing exercises). The large intestine can become sluggish, and make us feel lethargic, as we are eating different food to keep warm. Sometimes this can slow down the digestion and movement of waste, so we use various poses to stimulate and keep the digestion moving.

Seasonal yoga aligns us to when we respected the daylight hours and worked only then and didn’t expect the body to be on call 24 hours a day. It brings balance and awareness to our movement and practice.

Birth of Peaceful Warrior

I was a high performing target driven sales person in the medical industry, who experienced massive amounts of personal pressure from myself and the various corporate companies that I worked for. While I enjoyed the challenge and being driven it often was at the expense of my mental health and physical well being.

I started to suffer from anxiety and stress.I was successful and met all my targets and had all the material possessions that signify success. So I should have been happy and could not explain why I felt lost and empty and constantly frightened that it would all fall apart .

My physical symptoms became worse including panic attacks. My mental health was suffering and I developed major confidence issues.

I started searching for non chemical solutions to my health and well being . I had practiced yoga over the years and started again . What I discovered when I started to get quiet at classes that no matter how hard I tried I actually couldn’t find the anxiety while I was there ….and by this time I was really good at getting anxious

So I trained to become a yoga teacher and have been teaching others the benefits for 3 years now .

I then went on to do my NLP training as I had experienced some of the power around words and thoughts during my sales career .

Wow! It blew me away how if you tweaked some of your thinking it could change your whole outlook on life and how you “see” the world .

Peaceful Warrior was born to help others in the same situations to find peace and clarity and practical solutions to live a peaceful fulfilled life by using all my experience and the tools I have learned.