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  1. As many of you know I am currently running our second MahalaYoga Teacher Training course, this one I am running from my home and we are a small group, Im training 4 people how to teach yoga, as I mentioned before in previous Blogs it was a hard decision to run the course from my home, firstly as I could see there was no other courses running like this and secondly it would seem un professional, well I took the plunge and done it, and it turns out that we have actually gone back to the traditional way of teaching yoga, in a relaxed way. 

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    The students are picking things up really quickly and they seem to really be getting a full understanding of the Philosophy and History of yoga, the practical side is fantastic too as they are starting to come along to the Classes in Clapham and Brixton, first of all to observe me teaching the class to see what it feels like to be in the room and not on the mat, from here they are starting to assist me in the classes,  where both myself, the students and the teacher trainers are happy they then start to talk through sections of the class, with the full guidance and assistance from myself the whole way through, if you think about it when someone is training to be a doctor they have to then spend some time out in the field with the guidance of an expert to help them until they are ready to make that transition...that is exactly how our training works here at MahalaYoga, with fantastic results so it seems! If you come along to any of our classes the chances are pretty high that you would have seen how great this is working first hand, not only do the students in the class get extra attention, the student who is training also receives loads of support, and Im getting to work with loads of really great inspirational people!!

  2. Yesterday was a MASSIVE Super Moon, here are some tips! Below are five tips from Feng Shui Your Life for using the energy of the full moon (two days before and two days after) in the most fortuitous way: 

    1. Refrain from arguing and getting angry. 

    The full moon is the time to stay calm, let things go, breathe deeply through difficult moments and forgive others for their mistakes. Seriously, if you can’t let something go and need to communicate it (which I recommend), try to postpone sharing your upset until at least two days after the full moon. Whatever happens at this time is multiplied. It’s like having emotional fertilizer. Keep the energy moving in a happy, uplifting direction at home, work, in the car and in your every day interactions.

    2. Think positive thoughts. 

    We all know we should think positively as much as possible but during the full moon, you’ll have a wind at your back. Your positive thoughts will be energized and multiplied. Even if you spend five minutes when you wake up and go to sleep thinking about the positive things in your life, you’ll be doing yourself a big favor. 

    For example, you could write a gratitude list or a thank you note to the Universe for all you have. You could look in the mirror and say nice things to yourself. You could take a walk and notice all the beauty around you. Imagine that your positive thoughts are sprinkled with full moon glitter that makes them grow exponentially.

    3. Envision your dreams manifesting. 

    The full moon is a perfect time to do your manifestation techniques. Spend time imagining your goals and writing them down on paper. It’s also a great time to make a vision or “manifestation board.” To do this, place pictures and words of your goals on a cork or poster board and place it where you can see it every day. Spending time focusing on your dreams during the full moon gives it extra juice!

    4. Meditate by yourself or in a group. 

    Since the full moon pours down so much energy, meditating during this time creates calm, mindfulness and stillness. You can do it by yourself in a sacred space in your home. 

    You can also connect with other like-minded friends to meditate in a group. There are many spiritual centers, yoga studios and online groups that come together for a full moon meditation. It’s very powerful to meditate in a group.

    5. Send blessings to people in need. 

    Since you have the full moon power behind you, send healing energy, forgiveness, pink light and loving-kindness to friends, family, colleagues, and strangers. In addition, send peaceful energy to the places in the world experiencing strife, hardship, poverty and war. It has huge benefits for them and as a bonus, you create loads of good karma. 

    One of my favorite meditations to flush out negative energy and send blessings to others is called the inner smile! The full moon is a great time to be of service and do acts of kindness.