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aurorabowkett. It’s has been a while since I’ve had time and space to flow freely lik

It’s has been a while since I’ve had time and space to flow freely like today. A lot of my sequencing comes from moments like this as I play with different asanas, transitions, movement. Understanding them in my body so I can begin to work them into a movement flow for you all! I’ve been teaching a lot lately. Working a lot. Squeezing in my practice when I can along with the many other million things I have to do on my todo list. Some may look at my life and think “how does she do it” as my organisation skills to the untrained eye may seem pretty bad and my ability to traditionally “adult” seems low but I have my rhythm. I find my way and I know that I always get where I need to. In my way. Outside of the traditional box and sometimes completely off the normal road. I’m thrilled to say that I’ll be teaching regular slots teaching at @thirdspace (checj my weekly schedules for more info) and there will be some other open studio classes coming very soon for those that have recently practiced with my in my cover classes near Belgravia! To hear the feedback after each class I give makes my heart swell as I know that what I’m offering to you guys - a little bit of me - in each one of my sequences is being welcomed and loved. So thank you for showing up, thank you for supporting me and thank you for being there. Stay with me, come along for the ride and leave feeling a little bit more free and easy then you came in. It’s an awesome place to be I promise!

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Being back in London and making more of a base for myself the last few months has been one of the best decisions I’ve made. Not for the city (although I do love it) but for what having this space has given me. My grounding of body and mind. This does mean that as much as love travelling so frequently for work, I’m going to be staying put here a little more, focusing on building a community around my life in this city - at least for the near future! BUT I will still be travelling for some workshops with studios I love so I’ll be letting you all know where I’ll be next year. And more importantly I’ll be teaching on more intensive events and hosting more retreats. (I have 4 next year!) My next one is with @luciayogacom in Andalucia, Spain next March 2020. All info is in my bio link and swipe right for a video to see the incredible space! The early bird discount runs out at the end of this month so check out my website for more info and the link to book! It will be wonderful to see you all there and be able to spend a week in the Spanish sun! Comment below if you have any questions 💖 💖 Wearing @dharmabumsactive in the @barbicancentre

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aurorabowkett. Every time I hit a bump in the road I feel this small bit of panic ris

Every time I hit a bump in the road I feel this small bit of panic rising in me. The voice that told me I couldn’t do so many things for so many years. The voice who crippled me for years with anxiety and fear. The voice that wants me to believe I’m not good enough and never will be. But that voice doesn’t see obstacles in their true form. A way to grow. A way to appreciate what you have. A way to remind yourself that you have got this in every single way. The panic I feel no longer overtakes my thoughts but instead reminds me that I don’t need to feel it. It reminds me that I am strong enough to move past it. It gives me the choice to believe in myself and step beyond my past fear. That panic isn’t bad. It’s our reaction to it that matters. It’s taken me a long while to become more aware of my reactions. It began listening to my body. And moved into listening to my mind. My inner voice. I got asked the other day why I practice yoga still. And my answer wasn’t really about the physical. It’s more what it brings into my mind. This is the yoga which matters to me everyday. Understanding of yourself. Awareness or body and mind. Being kind to yourself no matter the situation. Becoming aware of reactions, both in the body and in the mind. My asana practice gave me a passage into that place, a choice to make that decision. Allowing me to take those choices off the mat and into my life where they really matter. Why do you practice yoga? What does it bring to you? #yoga #practiceeveryday #practiceyogaeveryday #yogaoffthemat #yogainlife #dailypractice #believeinyourself #awarenessofbodyandmind

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aurorabowkett. Headstand is an amazing gateway into the world of inverting.  But it’s

Headstand is an amazing gateway into the world of inverting. But it’s not just a beginner inversion. It can be adapted and used for so many amazing strength building exercises for those just learning to more advanced inverters! This is a short tutorial of how to begin your headstand - progress to holding and the work more difficult core and balance work once your steady and stable! Watch till the end for different arm variations and a wall exercise for those struggling in the centre of the room. Let me know your thoughts on this below and if you want another more advanced headstand tutorial! Happy inverting guys! Xxx #yoga #yogalife #yogatips #yogadaily #yogatutorial #headstand #headstandtutorial #yogi

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aurorabowkett. What will we do by getting to a destination?...
If you really reach yo

What will we do by getting to a destination?... If you really reach your destination of life, then what? Nowhere to go... you have reached your final destination - and in the journey you have lost everything. Standing at the final destination you will look around and ask: what was the point? You were hurrying so hard and this is the outcome. - Osho . . . I sometimes find myself getting overwhelmed with everything I want to achieve in my life. The path which I have chosen in life seemingly a never ending uphill struggle. But when I sit and look at what is achieved everyday, I realise it’s truly amazing. I see people constantly talking about what they want to do and achieve - myself included - but how often do we actually appreciate everything that we have done already? Allow yourself this luxury, feel proud of everything you have already in life, remember these and appreciate what is already present. Appreciate where you are right now in your journey. Be here in this moment. The present be gone in a second so appreciate each moment while it’s here. #yogadaily #yoga #igyoga #yogamotivation

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After an amazing weekend teaching at @nataraja_studio and awesome training with @acrocoupleslovenia at SAFE in Ljubljana, Slovenia, my body is in need of a little stretch out. . Making good use of the stall bars in @lift.themovement today finding new ways to get some movement into my body. How do you stretch out after travelling and training? . . #yoga #yogalondon #yogaslovenia #yogagirl #yogateacher

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Hey Everyone, I want to reintroduce myself for those that are new to my page or for those that just want to know me a little better... My name is Aurora. I’m a movement teacher - Yoga, Acro and Pilates. I am a recovering caffeine addict that is still addicted to decaf coffee. I can’t walk past a dog without saying hello. My “concentration stare of death” when practicing is real but I’m all smiles when I teach (and not doing it myself 😂) I’m graceful until I step off my mat and into normal life where you’ll find me tripping over curbs, bumping into tables and dropping anything I carry in my hands multiple times. I’m an Opera singer in my other life - still tempted to bring that a little bit into this page. Let me know if you want that! Chocolate is my life. Almond butter is my life. Smoothies are my life. I like food. But I can’t cook food. So anyone that cooks me food has my undying love forever. You’ll often find me crying and laughing in the same day over different things. Balancing emotions can be tricky. I love to travel but having a home I come back to is the best gift I gave myself this year. A hug and a cuddle is something I will never refuse. The joy is someone’s face after my class brings me undeniable happiness. My biggest achievement this year was sitting in a room with 7 spiders and not passing out with fear. You can move with me online with @moviing.co, in classes in London and on my retreats abroad. I’m learning to be kind to myself. It’s hard but possible. Don’t forget this! I want to know more about you - post a commentary and tag me! Wearing @vayumudra Also thanks to the 📸 skills practice @stefanalexanderfitness who put up with the face during our shoot 😂 Edit by me. #yoga #dailyyoga #yogateacher #bowpose #yogalondonbridge

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So I did a thing. A thing a really proud of. I filmed some videos for you. And now they are out on the amazing platform @moviing.co I’ve done 5 follow along flows for you all, focusing throughout the body each around 30 minutes long. So no matter where you are you can flow with me! Online videos was how I Began my own practice years ago and I’m now so happy to be able to share my things with you all in the same way. @moviing.co are a platform that offers yoga & fitness classes from instructors but also influencers from all around the world. They offer dance Cardio, sculpt, barre, yoga, mediation and many other disciplines. So its a lot of bang for your buck! And on top of that their subscription is less then one yoga class for the whole month! I’ll be doing another live story about it later answering any questions you guys have so please comment or DM me questions! And make sure to turn on post and story notifications so you can see when I send out the info! Love to you all, and I can’t wait for this to be released in the next few days! Love xx #onlineyoga #yogavidoes #aurorabowkettyoga

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Leaning into Thursday smelling the roses and reminding myself that there is so much in life to be grateful for. No matter what our mind says or what we may feel in the moment there are always flowers to smell, friends to see and beautiful moments to be had. How has your day been? #yoga #beautifulmoments #yogalondon

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aurorabowkett. These are emotional traumas and like any wound leave scars. Memories a

These are emotional traumas and like any wound leave scars. Memories and reminders holding us accountable for what we went through or experienced. But we’re never “fixed”. There are small triggers caught quickly. Or massive waves which appear so very small in the distance you don’t realise it’s size until it’s crashing over you 12ft high. This month that wave hit. It started with tiredness and exhaustion, creating a heaviness around me that no smile or bio hacking could shift. My practice suffered, my body suffered and my mind went on a tangent, feeling out of control. For those that don’t know 10 years ago I suffered with anorexia. At my lightest 33lbs/15 kilos less then my current weight. I’m constantly aware of this being my default control when periods of emotional distress and overwhelm hit So when I stood on my scales for the first time in 15 months and the simple act of gaining a few kilos went from “oh that’s a little bit of water weight/muscle” to “I’m obese and I must diet NOW”. It should have rung warning bells. For about 4 days I was consumed with a self hate I hadn’t felt in a very long time My friends would say I was stupid but while nodding in agreement but mind would go “nope” Unable to hear them or see how I was slipping back into that space And then a simple thing happened The universe sent me a sign A woman in my gym Her arms so thin I was scared the weights she was lifting would snap them in two Squatting to the brink of exhaustion Throwing me back to a time where I was unable to see what damage I was doing to my body and mind Crying out to be helped, by myself Jolting me back to where I am now To logic To the mental place I’ve worked so hard to find I was reminded how slippery this path can be. But I was also reminded that it doesn’t control me. That even when I’m falling back down I will always get up, a little stronger, more resilient then before. So if you have fallen again, don’t worry. Like scar tissue we heal even stronger each time. We learn a little more and know that we can get up and keep going. Happy Monday guys xx Flowing on my Luna @yogi.bare mat!

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aurorabowkett. So today I’m EXTREMELY excited to announce I’m holding my first day re

So today I’m EXTREMELY excited to announce I’m holding my first day retreat in LONDON. (yes UK Yogis - I’ve heard you!) with the amazing @brushandbubbles!! Refresh, recharge and reset with our Yoga, Mindfulness and Art retreat. In this day retreat you will enjoy three amazing holistic workshops, a Vegan Organic Lunch by Farmstand UK and a goodie bag worth over £100, full or nutritional bites and props to further your yoga and mindfulness journey. 27th October. 10:30am arrival. MEDITATION and MINDFULNESS with @kateelizabethtayloryoga Balance your mental patterns of thought through breath and meditation in this workshop with Kate Taylor. Learn techniques to calm and focus your mind. YOGA with me @aurorabowkett Explore your movement patterns and habits in a flowing yoga workshop with Aurora Bowkett. Learn new ways of moving with your body, have fun and end feeling rejuvenated and refreshed. ORGANIC VEGAN LUNCH with @farmstanduk Enjoy the amazing food prepared by Farmstand UK for lunch, learning how to fuel and nourish your body with delicious healthy food that tastes incredible! PAINTING with @brushandbubbles Did you know that painting is one of the best forms of meditation? Try it for yourself by tapping into your inner artist in this painting workshop with Brush and Bubbles. Create your own canvas painting with step by step guidance from their resident artists, allowing you to explore your artistic side in a fun and relaxed environment! AMAZING AND UNIQUE VENUE @originalsmallbeer Enjoy exploring the fascinating Small Beer Brewery; an unusual and unique space to sip on their delicious, sustainably brewed, low alcohol beer. We also have an amazing line up of sponsors for our goodie bags and the day with: @originalsmallbeer @yogi.bare @boostballs @kindsnacksuk @freskincare @doisyanddam @uglydrinks_uk @coconutcollab @chelseapeersnyc @presentmindeu Mat by @yogi.bare

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aurorabowkett. Want to Hollowback?

Follow these tips to begin your journey towards y

Want to Hollowback? Follow these tips to begin your journey towards your Hollowback Pincha. Note for prep exercises: Hollowback s are mainly shoulder and thoracic opening so be careful of not falling into the trap of purely bending your lower back. This won’t help you to progress in a free standing Hollowback. 1. Open shoulders - focus on shoulders and upper back opening by reducing the curve in the lumbar spine. Keep engaged into your centre by drawing low ribs together and belly button to spine. 2. Allow the thoracic to open here but again keep an awareness of your lower back. No pain or over extension should be happening. 3. Keep roba drawn in to focus on shoulders. On fully extended position begin to lift elbows to sky to open into thoracic. 4. Work into your forearm wheel. If normal wheel feels inaccessible you shouldn’t attempt forearm as its likely the shoulders and chest aren’t open enough yet. Focus instead on the previous exercises to open and mobilise here. 5. Use the wall to find your Hollowback shape and strengthen the shoulders in this active opening. Again push away from floor and don’t just hang out in the back or shoulders. Imagine you are trying to balance this without the wall. 6. Practice you straight pincha to gain shoulder stability and control. Without a good normal pincha true Hollowback control will be difficult to achieve. 7&8. Drop legs into stag or tuck and begin to practice small Hollowback shapes with control. Practicing coming and and going out the same way rather then collapsing out of each attempt. This will build strength and awareness of where you limits lie. GO AND PLAY! Let me know any further questions you have! I edited this with @letsjumprope - very easy to use and set up amazingly for tutorials. Check them out! #inversion #pincha #hollowback

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aurorabowkett. How I like to practice, study and read...
(Swipe for video of the real

How I like to practice, study and read... (Swipe for video of the reality of this in my actual home 😆) . . Jokes. But seriously I do find it tricky often to study at home (especially self practice!)simply because of the many distractions and other things that are around me. I wouldn’t trade these doggies for anything, so I’ve learnt to create a little space for me to focus. My workspace. I set it up, allow myself to sit and turn off any distractions. Not going to lie... it doesn’t always work, so I like to go to classes or work out of the house. BUT it does help. . . How do you get you work done at home? I welcome any tips in the comments below! Teach me your ways organised people!. . . . On another note / who would like a tutorial on this hollowback? . . . Using @liforme mat in @yoga.room Plasky, from my recent trip to Brussels! . . #yoga #yogaanddogs #dogyoga #homepractice #forearmstand #forearmplank #coreyoga #dogsandyoga #hollowbackpincha #yogadaily #yogaeveryday

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aurorabowkett. Journey or destination?

The simple act of focusing on our destination

Journey or destination? The simple act of focusing on our destination can often lead to complete ignorance for our journey. The path we have taken and the lessons and experiences gained. I was speaking with the beauty @gi.s.ela this morning as she gave me another amazing self help book to read and this idea of what is the importance of a goal if we don’t appreciate how we got there. With each day that passes I’m realising more the importance of not just reaching goals but also the act of presence in the moments getting there. If i rush to get to my end of a mountain climb but on the way I’ve missed incredible views and wonderful moments with friends what have I really gained? Other then a mountain climb? As soon as you reach the top you’ll see the next mountain to climb and be off without ever really stopping or taking stock of everything you’ve learnt along the way. You may make the same mistakes, bypass potential friends and partners, miss out of incredible memories and maybe even run past something which is even more spectacular then the goal your running for. Life is like this. We can make it an endless search for goals and achievements. Getting high on the adrendeline and validation of what we achieve - or we can look at each journey as an opportunity to learn as much as we can. Appreciate every second and be present in the life that we are living. . . Goals are good. But the journey we take to them is what’s important. . . . Day 5 of #summerasana is our favourite balance and this is one for me. It’s been up and down with any balance in my life but every day I’ve learnt something new and with any step back or forward I’ve gained a better idea of what I need in my life. . . Can’t wait to see your balance - and don’t forget to check out my other hosts and awesome sponsors! . . ★ Badass HOSTS: @sylviasyoga @aurorabowkett @lucie.beyer @elesalvucci @calliyoga @mimiacro ・ ・ ★ Magical SPONSORS: @spoonsoftaste @lilikoi.yoga.clothing @liforme @osiris.ch @purya.protein @skyretreats#backbendpractice

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aurorabowkett. Recently I’ve been reassessing things in my life.

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Recently I’ve been reassessing things in my life. Priorities Wants Needs Choices I’ve been asking why I do things, or want things. Is this for distraction or enjoyment. Does it really bring me joy at a deep level or does it simply fill a small gap in my time. Levels of exhaustion can be big when you’re running around trying to do 2600000 things in a mere 24 hours. So the things that you do during that day need to be worth whatever you feel after. They need to make you fulfilled and happy. At a root level. So my reassessing has been big this month. And I’ve realised what is actually important to me right now. In this moment of my life. It may change as time passes but I’m realising right now what I truly want. So try it yourself. Sit down and stop for a moment. Take time to write out everything you do in a day or week of your life. Who you spend your time with, what are your aims for your time, why you do things. See how many of those things make you truly happy. And you know what? If you find something isn’t anymore you can let it go. You really can. You can find things which do make you feel complete and fulfilled. No matter how big or small they are! . . . Day 2 of #summerasana and it’s inversions time! This is my favourite inversions because it’s combining getting all bendy with being on my hands. Two of my favourite things! Also it’s a fun pose to do while casually walking down the street 😂 Can’t wait to see your posts and check out my co hosts for this week and awesome sponsors! ・ ★ Badass HOSTS: @sylviasyoga @aurorabowkett @lucie.beyer @elesalvucci @calliyoga @mimiacro ・ ・ ★ Magical SPONSORS: @spoonsoftaste @lilikoi.yoga.clothing (wearing) @liforme @osiris.ch @purya.protein @skyretreats ・ ・ ★ TOPICS: 1 - A warming up flow 2 - Any inversion 3 - Splits! 4 - Your favorite backbend. 5 - Any foot balance 6 - A partner pose 7 - Yin. How do you rest? ・ ・ #yoga #handstand #yogi #igyoga #yogahandstand #scorpionhandstand #yogadaily #yogamotivation #igyogacommunity #backbends #bendyyogi

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aurorabowkett. My warming flow for #summerasana

If I’m honest I’m always super tight

My warming flow for #summerasana If I’m honest I’m always super tight when I first start living so for me my warm up is lots of wiggling, stretching into my body and flow. But once I start going I normally get far too excited and can’t stop 😂- So here’s my warm up/mini flow for you all! Wearing @dharmabumsactive leggings! Using my new liforme mat who’s kindly sponsoring us! 👏 I’m really excited to be collaborating with my beautiful friends to bring you this challenge as well as the amazing sponsors we have supporting us! . Can’t wait to see how you warm yourself up to move! ・ ・ • ❥ We invite you to play and get creative with us! 🤸🏻‍♀ No matter if it’s a park, a forest, a field, mountain, ocean or just dreaming about it, we want to connect with (our inner) nature, through our asana practice. Let’s have some real fun!!! 🌻🌻🌻 ・ ・ ★ Badass HOSTS: @sylviasyoga @aurorabowkett @lucie.beyer @elesalvucci @calliyoga @mimiacro ・ ・ ★ Magical SPONSORS: @spoonsoftaste @lilikoi.yoga.clothing @liforme @osiris.ch @purya.protein @skyretreats ・ ・ ★ TOPICS: 1 - A warming up flow 2 - Any inversion 3 - Splits! 4 - Your favorite backbend. 5 - Any foot balance 6 - A partner pose 7 - Yin. How do you rest? ・ ・ ★ Here is how to play: ➳ Share this flyer ➳ Follow all hosts & sponsors ➳ Post daily in your feed inspired by our theme of the day ➳ Use #summerasanas in each post ➳ Make sure that your profile is public, so that we can see your posts ➳ Listen to your body and respect your limits ➳ Make new friends and show some love to other participants ➳ Invite your friends to play! The more the merrier! ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ ・ #yoga #strikeapose #handstand #instagood #igchallenge #instafit #yogateacher #yogaflow #yogagirl #instafit #instagood #iloveyoga #yogainspiration #yogalife

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aurorabowkett. There’s moments in life where you finally give in to things you know y

There’s moments in life where you finally give in to things you know you have to do. This week has given me so many of those moments. The universe getting fed up with subtle nudges I ignore and instead chucking down massive hammering punches. It’s like someone laid out a line of cards and each one told me something I know. I have known for a while. And that have been ignoring... why? God knows. That’s the honest truth. I’m saying today that I’m going to make these changes. Take the steps in the right direction to alter and little by little hopefully it’ll stick. But I also know there’s a reason why I have been resisting for so long. Change is bloody hard. No matter whether you know it’s right or not. Altering habits, changes mental patterns and trying to stop any unconscious emotional sabotage patterns is not something that happens with a clock of the fingers. But awareness is a good step. Even if it doesn’t happen for a month or year or decade. So as I sit here aware of so many things I have to figure out and fix I’m not feeling bad or upset at myself (one step in the right direction there...). Instead I’m feeling glad that at least I’m aware now. And with that awareness actual change can begin to seep in. . . . Wearing @lululemonuk

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