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COMMIT TO BLISS DAY 13 (03.02.2018)
Amazing to have just finished my last live class of our two week Commit to Bliss series and it’s incredible how energised and grateful I feel to all of your for taking a big leap and joining this blissful journey with me. Fortunately we still have two days to go together (and why stop then either quite frankly…..) so here’s your yoga for today and a beautiful meditation to awaken your heart. It’s this practice of meditation that enables us to develop our mind so that there is a space between action and reaction. When something uncomfortable or bad happens today take a breath before reacting and ask yourself, how do I feel, what can I learn, do I need to react or not? When you look back at this situation later on what do you think you will be grateful for?
More heart happy food on The Blissologist’s Guide to a High Pranameter with a recipe for one of my fave vegetables bok choi. And as we’re on the subject of food why not mix up your food and your nature appreciation and take a meal outside today. Whether it’s your lunch time sandwich or breakfast on your balcony, fresh air and food go VERY well together.
And the wild card today is one of my faves so put on your best ever dance song and get grooving around the house in your underwear. Maybe even bust out a yoga move or too – I promise that if you start your day like this nothing can touch you!
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COMMIT TO BLISS DAY 12 (02.02.2018)
Wake up this morning and meditate your way to whoever you want to be today! By spending a few moments sitting in silence and paying close attention to the qualities we want to embody throughout our day, we have the potential to live those as our day unfolds before us. And once you’re done on the meditation cushion remember to get a little more active and practice some blissful yoga with today’s class.
Find a photograph or picture of your favourite nature spot in the world and place it somewhere you can see it regularly. Then decide what action you will take to make sure this beautiful place remains protected.
Fill up on more prana-fueled recipes on The Blissologist’s Guide to a High Pranameter with a fantastic recipe for the best brekkie smoothie bowl you’ll ever taste.
And as you work on cultivating gratitude today remember that gratitude requires humility, the skill to be modest and respectful. Take some time to reflect on where or what in your life makes you feel humble as well as the areas where you might want to cultivate greater humility, modesty and respect.
And finally – have a laugh today! Dig out your best jokes, or ask others for their best jokes and share them around so that the laughter arrives from deep inside the belly and ends with side splitting guffaws 🙂 Laugh so hard that your face hurts and enjoy every moment of it.

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COMMIT TO BLISS DAY 11 (01.02.2018)
Sorry world but where exactly did January go? With this question in mind I can’t help but be reminded of the fabulous Blissology mantra – ‘We want to make the world a better place, by slowing down our frenetic pace, by doing so we make a space, to open up to love and grace’. Thanks Eoin Finn for this much needed reminder! So what can you do today to be more mindful, more observant, more able to slow down and more open to love and grace? Maybe a yoga class with yours truly? Or a beautiful gratitude meditation with the fabulous Deepak Chopra?
If you have the chance to be out in nature today even for just a few moments, connect your footsteps as they fall upon the earth with a deep sense of gratitude for all that the planet offers us, for all the support and life she gives us, for allowing us to walk upon mother earth and surrender to her and gratitude that father sky watches over us. Even if it’s lousy weather or security prevents you from taking a walk outside, really just take a moment to stop, breath and connect to nature in whatever form you experience it.
Check out The Blissologist’s Guide to a High Pranameter which features one of my favourite new recipes from The Yoga Kitchen – sweet potato gnocchi with walnut pesto – a wonderful winter warmer if you’re in cold weather right now.
And finally our wild card for today – just give! Give your time, give a smile, give some money, give love, upcycle something to a charity store or a friend, give a complement, give some yoga to someone else, or even send on this post to others and feed the upward spiral of positivity we’ve created.

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COMMIT TO BLISS DAY 10 (31.01.2018)
Tonight is full moon dear yogis so be prepared for your wild and restless heart to take over for the next 24 hours and whatever you do make sure you take a moment of full nature appreciation to look up at the big beautiful sky and check it out that moon. Tonight it’s not only a blue moon but a super moon and a total lunar eclipse – epic! And if you do genuinely find yourself feeling a little sleepless which is the effect a full moon often has on us then remember you can get on your mat for your daily yoga class and this should support you in feeling calmer and more relaxed.
We’ve got a combo deal today on food, meditation and the wild card – yes it’s ok to simplify our lives sometimes! 🙂 Try some mindful, meditative eating where you really take the time to sit down to a meal, light a candle or two and chew every bite fully and with intention, savouring the flavours completely. And sharing that experience with a friend or loved one only heightens the joy and prana you receive from this meal. More informations as always on The Blissologist’s Guide to a High Pranameter.
And just a little reminder to pat yourself on the back literally and tell yourself what an incredible job you’ve done of making it all the way to the middle of week 2 of Commit to Bliss. Wherever you’re at with the 6 big easy bliss commitments just remember to do what you can and feel great about it!

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COMMIT TO BLISS DAY 9 (30.01.2018)
I cannot help but remind you all how truly incredible you all are – as yogis, as people, as friends, as colleagues, as parents, as children and as whatever other roles you take on in your daily life. All of those things that make you YOU have blissed up my life these last days and I am super grateful for that! As we head into day 9 I’m thrilled to offer you another blissology style yoga class, more meditation especially designed for people who don’t meditation (know any of those???) as well as new prana filled food ideas on The Blissologist’s Guide to a High Pranameter.
Give some love to Father Sky by getting up early and watching the sun rise or if it’s already too late for that then watch the sun set and marvel in the magnificence of the planet’s rhythms and cycles. I’m often thinking of how I can better protect this planet in the hope that it will still be here for a bazillion years more and our wild card for today is along the same lines. Practice some EcoKarma by recycling your rubbish (ok please do this every day as well!) or picking up any rubbish you find on your morning or evening walk. Even better find small ways in which you can use less, whether that be a re-usable drinking bottle or making your coffee from scratch rather than with a Nespresso capsule (the real stuff tastes better too!).
And then pass the love on by taking a moment to find out which of your friends or loved ones has a birthday today and then send them a special, personalised message telling them why you are grateful to have them in your life and making their birthday even better.

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COMMIT TO BLISS DAY 8 (29.01.2018)
Here we go awesome people, still careening along on this journey we call life and our two weeks of Commit to Bliss. Congratulations for turning up today – that in itself is a win so remember to give yourself a pat on the back! Here’s my Commit to Bliss class on offer for you today with some beautiful heart openers to stay you wide open to all the universe has on offer.
One way I really love to deepen my connection with nature is to stand barefoot on the earth or the grass, it could even be the natural wooden floor of your home or office – a little trickier in winter of course but if you have a chance to feel the planet under your hands or feet today then go for it. If it’s warm enough, take your shoes off, step your feet wide into horse stance, close your eyes and connect with your breath, imagining the flow of your breath moving gently as though it stems from your hands. Then slowly guide your hands in the space around you, pushing energy away, pulling energy towards you and almost feeling a tingling aliveness in the centre of your palms as you move and breath with synchronicity.
Today is a great to day to play the ‘gratitude game’ spending the day trying to notice things you would not normally bother to feel grateful for. It could be as simple as the good morning from your colleagues as you arrive in the office or the smile on the face of the barrister as you take your morning coffee. One of my favourites is to look up at the sky as I ride my bike to work and feel grateful that it is watching over me.
And finally today, see if you can take a few moments to hand write a note or card to a friend or loved one and send it off in the post. (Top tip: if going to the post office for a stamp feels like a chore, see if you can buy a stamp on your mobile phone or ask the post people at your office to stamp it for you and give them the money).
And of course remember to feed yourself well with new recipes on The Blissologist’s Guide to a High Pranameter. Have an amazing day!!!!

COMMIT TO BLISS DAY 8 (29.01.2018)
Here we go awesome people, still careening along on this journey we call life and our two weeks of Commit to Bliss. Congratulations for turning up today – that in itself is a win so remember to give yourself a pat on the back! Here’s my Commit to Bliss class on offer for you today with some beautiful heart openers to stay you wide open to all the universe has on offer.
One way I really love to deepen my connection with nature is to stand barefoot on the earth or the grass, it could even be the natural wooden floor of your home or office – a little trickier in winter of course but if you have a chance to feel the planet under your hands or feet today then go for it. If it’s warm enough, take your shoes off, step your feet wide into horse stance, close your eyes and connect with your breath, imagining the flow of your breath moving gently as though it stems from your hands. Then slowly guide your hands in the space around you, pushing energy away, pulling energy towards you and almost feeling a tingling aliveness in the centre of your palms as you move and breath with synchronicity.
Today is a great to day to play the ‘gratitude game’ spending the day trying to notice things you would not normally bother to feel grateful for. It could be as simple as the good morning from your colleagues as you arrive in the office or the smile on the face of the barrister as you take your morning coffee. One of my favourites is to look up at the sky as I ride my bike to work and feel grateful that it is watching over me.
And finally today, see if you can take a few moments to hand write a note or card to a friend or loved one and send it off in the post. (Top tip: if going to the post office for a stamp feels like a chore, see if you can buy a stamp on your mobile phone or ask the post people at your office to stamp it for you and give them the money).
And of course remember to feed yourself well with new recipes on The Blissologist’s Guide to a High Pranameter. Have an amazing day!!!!

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IMG_5058COMMIT TO BLISS DAY 7 (28.01.2018)
Wowzers can you believe we’ve had a week together already yogis? I feel like it’s been longer than that in the best possible way. I admit that I was wondering how I was going to find time and energy to lead you on this journey but here’s the thing……my heart and soul feel completely full because I’ve had the honour to practice with you all this week. I am so grateful to all of you who turned up to follow your bliss, and for all the beautiful messages and love notes you have sent along the way. This week has been one of deep calm, a heartfelt sense of feeling relaxed and a whole lot of fun – and it is all of you who have given me that – THANK YOU!!!!
So without further ado here’s your day 7 yoga class – enjoy some fun arm balances today! Get outside in any way shape or form even if it’s just into your garden or local park and find a way to write your name of a love message to yourself using what nature gives us – write with a stick in the sand or mud, use a light colour rock to write onto a dark stone, write your name using fallen leaves – connect in whichever way you can. And when you’re done write a note to your parents (even if they are no longer with you) telling them how grateful you are to them for bringing you into this world. And whilst we’re on the subject of connecting why not meditate with a friend or two today. It’s as easy as sitting in silence together for a few moments, you can always start the meditation by speaking your intentions and then allow yourselves to rest in the stillness for a little while. You’ll be surprised how easily you create an upward spiral of positive energy together. Fill up on prana afterwards with new recipes from The Blissologist’s Guide to a High Pranameter.
And finally get wild with the wild card and channel your spirit animal – whatever is the animal you feel closest to and most aligned with – have a look here for inspiration.

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COMMIT TO BLISS DAY 6 (27.01.2018)
Wow yogis we’re almost at the end of our first week and I want to tell you how totally impressed I am with how you’ve been working on your Bliss Commitments. Wherever you are with those just make sure you do what you can and feel great about it (in the words of Fiona my amazing kundalini teacher). Now is not the time to give yourself a hard time but instead to celebrate whatever it is you’ve been able to turn up for these last days – bravo! So here’s your day 6 yoga class which involves some balances so be kind and bring a pillow to your practice today! Face plants are part of the practice and definitely more fun when there’s a pillow involved 🙂 Whatever the weather or whatever your situation see if you can get outside in nature and connect with the elements, wind in your hair, sand in your eyes, rain in your face – whatever it takes to let mother nature make you feel alive. And while you’re out there take on today’s wild card challenge by planting something in the earth to continue the cycle of growth and as a metaphor for your own growth these two weeks. If it’s too cold or the ground is too hard then you can always buy a plant to keep on your balcony or in your living room to connect back to the source.
It’s also a great day to remind yourself of the people who hold you up so what better than to tell them how grateful you are for their support by sending them a little note, text or email of thanks and gratitude. Maybe even cook one of them dinner with one of our beautiful recipes on The Blissologist’s Guide to a High Pranameter.

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COMMIT TO BLISS DAY 5 (26.01.2018)
Happy Friday people! I hope it’s either already your weekend or soon to be the start of it. Make sure you jump on the mat with me today and join our Commit to Bliss class. Why not try out the Blissology Mindbodyfullness Meditation, scanning your body from head to toe, naming specific body parts and then taking a moment to direct your consciousness to these areas. Observe what you feel in terms of thoughts or sensations when you rest your attention on certain body parts. Say ‘thank you body’ and then continue that ‘thanks’ and gratitude throughout the day reminding yourself to actually say those words to those who support you throughout the day.
And then tonight see if you can get outside (or stick your head out a window) to take a look up at the stars and bask in the glory of the sky and the sheer magic of those far away sparkles. Whilst you’re there why not take a moment to send out forgiveness to someone who you have unresolved tensions or energy with and ask father sky to help you feel more peace with that person or situation.
And remember to check out The Blissologist’s Guide to a High Pranameter for a super easy and scrumptious dinner recipe – nomnomnomnom.

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COMMIT TO BLISS DAY 4 (25.01.2018)
Congrats yogis as you’ve already passed the first half of week one and you’re doing fabulously well – hurrah! I’m so happy to offer you the next yoga class in our Commit to Bliss series which includes a mini-meditation or if you fancy going it alone on the meditation front today why not take a moment to close your eyes and connect with your breath. When you feel centred envision a ball of white light that starts in your heart and grows to encompass your whole body. Take a few more moments to soak in the bubble of white light surrounding you and then open your eyes and your done 🙂
Today’s nature appreciation is to get outside in any which way you can even if it’s as simple as feeling the rain or the sunlight on your face. Whilst you’re there dig up the gratitude and remind yourself what it is about our incredible planet you love and adore. There’s a great brekkie recipe up on line today to make sure you’re fuelled up for the day ahead. And for today’s wild card take a leap of faith and pay for someone’s groceries or lunch, trusting that paying it forward will also come back to you in more wonderful ways than you can ever imagine.