1) It is a reminder of the importance of strong foundations... Without the fingers and toes spread wide and planted solid with knees and elbows tracking, this posture isn't half as steady as it should be.
2) Wheel counter-stretches the effects of hunching over my laptop, long journeys in my car, and carrying my baby boy... My body craves being opened up through the front and this posture delivers.
3) I find that after practicing I walk with much more confidence. The heart-opening effects of chakrasana last way beyond the end of the practice and the opening through the solar plexus, heart and throat chakras all at once get me feeling like Wonder Woman; 'I just took five breaths in wheel, I can take on the world!'
Rajasthan is beautiful… really it is, the palaces and forts in Jaipur are breathtaking, the markets thrive with sights, sounds and smells, there are the most amazing sunset spots all across the state, you can practically TASTE the romance of Udaipur and the cities although not particularly easy to navigate, are amongst the best places I have ever been lost in. Sadly, along with all of that comes a lively tourism industry, which in turn can lead to scams, pick-pocketing and begging in the streets, so I was glad to have the opportunity to explore a rural village during my trip.
We drove for hours down dirt tracks and Rajasthani countryside, through fields, past sheep, and along dusty roads in our bumpy jeep until we saw small houses materialis...
'He’s Just Not That Into You' is probably best known because of the star-studded cast which featured in the film adaptation of the same name. I watched the movie a few years ago, and thought nothing of it… It was a cheesy-ish rom-com with a Love Actually or New Year’s Eve or Valentine’s Day-type intertwining of relationships. An easy enough watch, but nothing truly riveting.
However, the last time I was in London, I found a charity shop where everything cost just 20p. I basically COULD NOT leave empty handed, but honestly, the shop was so full of crap that the only thing I found even remotely interesting was this book. I picked it up and had a flick through, expecting a trashy novel in the same vain as the film. I am glad to s...