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Eylandt echo : Fortnightly news & events for the Groote Eylandt community proudly produced by GEMCO



Eylandt echo : Fortnightly news & events for the Groote Eylandt community proudly produced by GEMCO


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October 10th 2012 Page 6 Yoga Pose of the Week Face of Light Pose 1. Sit with your legs extended out in front of you, then bend your knees and put your feet on the floor. Slide your left foot under the right knee to the outside of the right hip. Then cross your right leg over the left, stacking the right knee on top of the left, bringing the right foot to the outside of the left hip. 2. Sit evenly on the sit bones 3. If this is enough for you then rest the palms on the knees or in the lap. Otherwise inhale the right arm out to the right side and rotate the arm inwards so the thumb points to the floor. Bending the elbow, draw the palm behind the back and tuck the elbow into the side of the body. Inhale the left arm directly up and turn the palm to face behind you. Bend the elbow and drop the palm down, trying to reach for the right palm. Use a strap to hold on to if you cant reach. 4. Inhale deeply, lengthening through the spine and front body. Stay in the pose for about two minutes, or if comfortable longer, before changing sides. This pose focuses on opening through the ankles, hips, shoulders, armpits, triceps and chest. It will initially be a challenging posture to hold as it works at releasing deep muscles which in our daily activity, we usually only tighten. Use deep breathing and an inward focus to remain peaceful in the pose. How to use the magic of your mind Weekly health and fitness with Rachel Van Oosten It is amazing to see the reality you can create for yourself when you are focussed on what you do want to attract into your life, rather than telling yourself what you dont want. When my family and I first made the decision to move to a small island in the Gulf of Carpentaria who would have imagined it would have led to the amazing adventure I have been on. It is one year this month since I started my business Active Symmetry, and next month will be the one year anniversary of running group fitness sessions on Groote Eylandt. It has not all been smooth sailing (the seas in fact can be pretty rough here)! Yet each challenge that I have encountered has been an other opportunity to grow and be the person I want to be. Over the past 12 months I have attracted many amazing women who are cre ating change in different areas of their lives and focussing on how they can experience even more happiness and joy in their lives by valuing their own health and wellbeing. Through the group fitness sessions we get the opportunity to connect on a regular basis and this has enabled us to form great friendships and connec tions. One of the ideas that has grown from this group is a bookclub to explore and share our own personal journeys of transformation through reading A New Earth, by Eckart Tolle. What I love about bookclubs generally is that it is a way to connect with other women and by doing so, learn more about myself and others. This bookclub will be taking that experience to a different level as we share what we are really thinking, or as it is described in the book the insanity of our minds, and how we can transform our thinking to be the women we aspire to be. What I think is awesome about this experience is because we are increasing our own awareness as to what is occupying our thoughts this means we can clearly see how this is impacting on the results we are getting in different ar eas of our lives. It has been said that increasing awareness is 95% of the journey, so recognising your ego or how you talk to yourself is key to under standing why you are getting the results you are currently getting. The way I like to think of ego in its simplest terms is that when I am in a place of ego I am in my head rather than in my heart space. A recent quote that one of my mentors shared is that it is when you come from your heart rather than your head you will be loved and appreciated rather than misunder stood. I have found this has been great feedback when my communication has not gone as I had wanted, where it is so easy to place blame or judgement on the other person not getting it, perhaps there is greater learning in look ing at where I was coming from and how I could approach the conversation differently next time? So you may be asking yourself how can I use the magic of my mind to maxi mise my results? Quite simply I can spend more time focussing on what I do want, the outcomes I want to create for myself moment to moment and into the future. It is easy to say this isnt going to work, maybe this just isnt for me, or its too hard. What if instead you started your day by setting yourself up for success, focussing on your intention and asking yourself a key question that will re-focus your thoughts to attract what you do want in your life. It might go something like how can I be even more healthy, vibrant, energetic and joyful right now? or whatever has meaning to you. If you ask yourself this question then what you will notice is that your mind will start searching for the ways you can make this your reality and the actions will become clearer and easier with each step you take. The key to success is to focus our conscious mind on things we desire not things we fear. Brian Tracy Yours in health & fitness, Rachel Van Oosten Active Symmetry Gomukhsana

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