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Nam Lowen  • Creative Yoga teacher • Find me across Solihull + Birmingham. • Mama bear • Lover of coffee, fruit, chocolate, squats, writing + laughter • 🇬🇧🇹🇭

Have you ever wanted to dive into of a picture of you in the past and have a conversation? 🤔 What would you say? 🙊 Would you then change anything?🤔

This was me only a month or so before I fell pregnant. I would love to go back and tell my previous self: •
1) You've been through a lot but you're going to go through even more.

2) Be patient. Nothing that you want or need will happen right away. No matter how hard you try, there's going to be lots of challenges and set backs but these will make you stronger.

3) Your body is about to change and get stronger. You've been weak for so long but you'll find your way and you'll be able to eat meals every day, several times a day without being ashamed and punishing yourself.
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MID WEEK (why can't it be Friday) WORKOUT! •
🔥 Plyo Squat Variations

🖤 Plank to Side Plank

🍤 Shrimp Squat Variations

👍 Don't forget to Save this video in your folders section so you can add this to your weekend workout if you're not able to workout with me during the week.

I don't teach Plyos in my Yoga classes but I LOVE doing them as part of my workouts. Explosive jumps do come with risks so I recommend you get a trainer to spot you and make sure you're doing them with good form. Alternatively, you can step up, down, back and forth for no impact 👍

One legged squats are challenging for me as I have one hip slightly higher than the other. One leg I'm fine on and then the other, my hips tilt, therefore twisting my body slightly, which then affects my entire kinetic chain 😠 I've had to work hard the past year on that, still do. That's why I have my arm out and I'm making the small adjustments in the video.

We did Shrimps 🍤 last night in class, not sure if @shell1r is speaking to me still 🤣🤣🤣 They are tough!

Thanks to @nudgerwills for introducing me to one legged squats, he's the master of them, go train with him if you live in Essex or follow his account.
• Blocks are by @yogastudiouk and these are my favourite Yoga blocks to use. All my Yoga students use them in class 🖤 They have a few different colors but black matches the color of my soul 😄😈 #namasyoga
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Baggy jeans, yes or no?

I went to Topshop and the girls in there were really helpful for the requirements had for two pairs of jeans; one skin tight and one boyfriend style. She said they don't have a boyfriend jeans but they do Mom jeans. I know it's just a label but implies that moms need to wear baggy clothing in order to cover up. Moms can do anything, we can wear skin tight stuff if we want to and we can wear Mom jeans and do some impromptu handstanding.

I did walk out of @Topshop beaming cause I had me some yummy jeans! Fit my weird body like a glove 👍💪🍑 Anyone else find they stick with certain brands due to the fit? #namasyoga
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#tuesday #handstandlover #inversions #yogaforlife
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Anyone else have amazingly weird dreams last night!? 🌴🌅🦀 I dreamt that I lived by the coast and it was warm. @shell1r and I had a few drinks in the sun chatting and giant pink crabs where attacking me whilst I was practicing handstands. Try decoding that! .
On another note. 2018, so far you have forced upon me growth. 2 people have unexpectedly passed away, there's been a surprise wedding, birthdays and Easter. In the midst of being an adult, it's times likes these where I'll admit to myself, 'I still haven't got a clue what I'm doing'. Though there's been situations similar to this, the combination is different and there's no manual as to what to say. Nearly 10 years ago, someone I know was laying down unconscious in a pool of blood and I found them after attempting to take their life. They survived. It was that moment, that made me realise there are no words, no manual, no right thing to do. The offer of a hug, holding someone's hand, giving them space, listening or telling a someone about your day that helps.
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There's only one thing I am certain of, and that's to be surprised. Because that's what life does to us.
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Ps this is what early morning coffee, starring out the window before the day starts, writings are all about #namasyoga
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PC @naomithidalowen
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#monday #photography #photooftheday #storytelling

Have you ever felt that strong calling? That voice within that doesn't stop and keeps guiding you closer on what you should be doing? I know it sounds a little Moana but it happened to me and it just got stronger 🔥
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I knew I wanted to teach Yoga when I couldn't stop thinking about it. I would talk myself into postures whilst at work (when no one was around). It got progressively worse. It didn't matter what job I was doing or where I worked, Yoga was constantly on my brain! .
13 years later and I'm still talking about Yoga, apart from I'm allowed to talk out loud to people about it, rather than talking to myself in the photocopy room 👽 #namasyoga
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Morning everyone 🙋‍♀️ Have you had a good Easter so far? I know it's raining loads and you've probably been stuck in a car travelling to see family or maybe working through this Easter 🍫🐰🚗☔
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💪 Here's some of the Leg work that I started off doing to strengthen my legs, and I still do these as part of my training. The basics are all part of your foundation and are never to be ignored. The amount of reps are just a guide, do more or less and adapt it to what suits you and your body.
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🔑 Want to know a SECRET? I used to do these hiding in the photocopying room when I had a desk job 😮 My butt got so numb sitting for 12 hours a day at a desk so these would really help increase blood flow and get me to focus on myself rather than locked on a screen.
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Let me know your favourite type of squat 📩 #legday #namasyoga
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🐰 Baby i'm BACK! 🐰 I'm taking care of my back this weekend with these yummy postures and thought I'd give you a few tips on how you can do the same at home. 🐰 I've just done these with my 4 year old running through my legs and tapping toys on my head. I know it's hard to squeeze in Yoga but kids love seeing you do it and love getting involved. 🐰 Hope you're taking 5 minutes out of your day care to take care of yourself this Easter! #namasyoga
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🐰 How often do you do Yoga? 🤔 🐰 Sometimes I do Yoga to make myself feel better and other times I feel good so I do Yoga. 🐰 I used to practice every day but then I got obsessed and I would panic if I didn't. I would be cranky and feel on edge for the whole day 😣 I thought Yoga was all about Sun Salutations and breathing exercises. Sure, it felt good for a while but then I felt suffocated and restricted. 🐰 So I stopped all that! Focused on strength and flows, felt happier, had a baby (definitely didn't have time to Yoga every day after that!) and my Yoga improved! 🐰 It's not about how much time you put in, it's quality content within your Yoga and training that makes all the difference! 🐰 Anyways, happy Easter everyone. I cant wait to break into a chocolate egg! Let's catch up later 🖤

pc: @naomithidalowen
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EXPRESS YOURSELF | We are not dancers or gymnasts. We are two moms with a lot to share and lashings of spirit 🔥 @alohaandcoffee. Our Yoga mats have plenty of stories to tell with the amount of self doubt, fear and put downs from our past. Here we chucked the Yoga mats to the side and filled the room our energy. Whatever is going on for you right now, DO what nourishes you and STOP putting anymore time into whatever or whoever doesn't 💪👍🔥🖤 .
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KEEP IT SIMPLE | You don't always need 1 hour of Yoga or workouts, small doses of daily movements count too! In fact, hard/extreme/lengthy workouts (Yoga included) can put a lot of stress and strain on our bodies; making us open to injury, lowering our immune systems and fatigue 🤒🤧👽 Here's 3 Yoga postures I love doing when I haven't got much time but need my dose of Yoga to take on the rest of the day 💪🌏 DON'T FORGET
• To do both sides for Lizard Lunge and Wild Thing variations 👈👉
• As your holding the postures focus on your breathing, try not to hold your breathe whilst you are concentrating 🤤
• There will never be time to work on yourself, especially of you have kids/work/pets/family/responsibilities, you have to MAKE TIME for yourself⏰
• It's never too late to start! 🖤

Want to learn more about how to do Yoga? Join me at the next Yoga for Beginners 7 week Yoga Course in Solihull. All details can be found at: www.namasyoga.com/yogaforbeginners

Music: See you. Ikson.
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Crazy busy week? I'm here doing 15 minutes of Warming up your body with some gentle Yoga over on the blog. These are my go-to postures to soothe my body + mind 🌅🙏🖤💪 #weekendvibes #saturday
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Want to watch and try this at home, head to the link in my bio 😄🙏👍
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