Tuesday, September 27, 2011

OM Yoga thon


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The Yoga show and OMyogathon Noon Saturday 29th October, 2011

In the beginning Yoga Abode told my story
Yoga as transformation,
Yoga-athon 1998 as I supported

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Yoga-athon 2009 a difficult Dilemma

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Apologies for sound quality it was a huge surprise


What age it is best to begin to meditate?

I was Karen Ellen Stanley - that was me!

I was less than a year old
I just did not consider the act a name
Until I was much older!
I am Karen Ellen Mascoll - I am me


med·i·tate   verb (used without object)
1. to engage in thought or contemplation; reflect.
2. to engage in transcendental meditation, devout religious contemplation, or quiescent spiritual introspection.
    verb (used with object)
3. to consider as something to be done or effected; intend; purpose: to meditate revenge.

cog·ni·tive   adjective
1. of or pertaining to cognition.
2. of or pertaining to the mental processes of perception, memory, judgment, and reasoning, as contrasted with emotional and volitional processes

Monday, September 26, 2011

A Point for Contemplation

I can not help my busy mind, it is part of who I am.
I see an image and a debate begins within.
Does this picture represents how I choose to observe my MS, Multiple Sclerosis:

Could I be ...

Am I failing cat, who tenanious perseveres - and the current dilemma is just another challenger to overcomer or am I...

or Am I the smart bird who not only escaped the Predictory Kitty, despite all expectations. No obstacle is impossible...
some are just more challenging.


1. the act of contemplating; thoughtful observation.
2. full or deep consideration; reflection:
3. purpose or intention.
4. prospect or expectation.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

With Reflection....

and with consideration first must share these few words...
MS means:
 Major Struggle.
  Menacing Sickness. 
    Maybe Someday.
        My Sentence.
           Might Stumble.
              Malfunctioning System.
                Money Sucker.
                   Many Symptoms.
                     Mean Spots.
                       Medication Shackles.
                          Missing Something.
                             Moving Slower.
                                Mind Slipping.
                                  Memory Sucks.
                                    Myellin Scars.
                                     Moping Sometimes.
                                       Madly Searching.
                                          Marbles Stolen.
                                             Major Set-back.
                                              Motor Sputters.
                                                Multiple Scars.
                                                   Multiple Sclerosis.


One day, I hope
it has only
ONE meaning.... ME    SMILING!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Make Someone smile today

If someone has been helpful I make sure I thank them.
People are better people when they know they are appreciciated.
Paul, a very helpful assistanct at the Virgin store in Croydon gave some very good advice.

He lost a sale because it but he done an incredilly good deed for me and my other half. Because of his honesty, I contact Virgin by phone and saved £10 per month on the rental
and the cancellation fee was reduced from £125 to £61.


All because of a honest opinion. Thank you Paul.
Today I popped back with a small gesture, but everone love Maltesers (don't they) When I benefit because of somebody's kindness of nature, I like them to know it is apprciated.


He was initially apprehensive, when I insisted i wanted to speak to him when another member of staff asked if they could help.
Our brief conversation ended with him shaking my hand and wearing a smile.

Thank you  is such an easy way to make someone smile.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Less is More


The notion that simplicity and clarity lead to good design.  It is what you can do correctly that is important. What you are unable to maybe....

Today's practice ended early for me. I have learn that if you  honestly listen and observe  your inner teacher you will reach optimum health. The body knows when you are reaching/reached you limitl Time to rest, not necessarily stop, just rest.

Some of my personal intentions are to record various videos for my facebook and facebook pages.
  • Short summary - Who is Smilie Yogi Karen?
  • My Niche Yoga Smiles - How do I want to help?
  • Dispelling Yoga myths...
  • How the yogic breathe could help
  • Getting some reputation professionals give a testamony about me for me.
  • Work of web page and facebook pages
  • . . . I could go on for an eternity....

    But now it is simply

Friday, September 9, 2011

Yoga and Multiple Sclerosis....

Yoga plus Multiple Sclerosis
= you can feel better.

Another Epiphany - I know again - I can't help having ideas.  
I sometimes struggle to obtain some clarity.  
My busy busy really busy brain shows that I obvious need more....

The sense of achievements naturally follows concentrated attention and Focus.
I believe it ensures we rise and meet challenges and opportunities presented,  and obviously....

Results can only be achieved after appropriate action is taken.
Simple effective action.
Often best results achieved when the KISS rule is followed.
Keep it simple.
   and Keep it Real....

This is the Real
Please come find Me! today.


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Focus on my Niche and then WOW epiphany strikes...

In the beginning the word was Niche, Just ONE Niche. Focus on that ONE NICHE..... well I have to admit I was struggling. I needed to pick a Niche, something that is relevant for me and i have some passion, for which I could supply plenty of content . What content would i consider?

Niche considering and its relevance to me.Quality content I could supply and enjoy sharingCould it be relevant content and information for another Niche!
Multiple SclerosisExpert web information
You tube of others
My own video
I have no option but to make this significant it is part of who I am.
Yoga especially adapted gives insight into living my own personal nasty for all the below reasons.
YogadittoIt is so relevant:
Breathe and pain
Peace of Mind
Physical benefits
Adapted YogadittoMultiple sclerosis and any other nasties that are intending to put a barrier in our life affect us
Various CharitiesdittoSupport for yoga, Multiple sclerosis and any other nasties that can affect us.
I have links with MS Society
and many more reputable charities,
Community info sharingdittoAs affiliate links. You tube google analytics more....
News Flash… perhaps quick video
Me!dittoDiverse quirky unique individual for which all possible Niches are relevant.
That only leaves one option

My epiphany – I have focused!
I am ME and that uniquely qualifies me for my Niche of Adapted Yoga. I can explain EVERYONE can benefit from yoga, even they THINK they cannot because of their disability or someone apparent sensible excuse. My Niche will have a tendency to be directed by the needs specifically of the Multiple Sclerosis community – my diagnosis dictated it and was the reason I discovered the joys and peace of YOGA.
I want to share the small details of my yoga knowledge to share the benefits I have discovered through practice or contact with other MSers who are equally keen yogis. I have the intention to talk to expect opinions from Doctors, therapist, various charities, the news and MOST importantly the many informed people available on social media.

Friday, September 2, 2011

How not to be nervous ...

Wednesday I was on my way to yoga at The Special Yoga Centre. It is good to have some yoga with others when you are not the teacher. I was going to be a few minutes and so I sent my teacher Leah,

It takes about one and half hours to get there, an hour class, and the same journey home. Perfectly OK with me, I can just sit, read the free papers and do the Suduko, read a book and have some quality me time. of course, it does not always go to plan.

Leah rang me as I was on the last part of my journey, almost at the centre and explained she was going to be later. Could I start the class, naturally I said Yes of course. Naturally I though O M G.....

I did not have enough time to suffer with my usual nerves. I arrived, took a deep breathe. Apologised   Leah's behalf and confidently advised Leah would be joining us shortly and I am only preparing us for the practice. They had no idea how much I hoped my statement was sincerely accurate.

I then asked the standard is anybody new yoga or does anyone have any conditions or pains I should no about. So naturally, on my day when I was busy bluffing confidence there was a newbie who had scoliosis and was a teenage with all the associate teen problems.  Ok I told a deep breathe and silently to myself thanks the universe for it's kind gift.

I got the class in Savasana with hand on their tummy and to observe their natural breathe for a few moments. I went to my student and told her that all she has to do is breath and she is practising yoga, if during the practice and she suffers pain or too much discomfort she should STOP and return to this relaxation pose.

I then continue with some joint loosening, breathe work, simple stretches and Leah arrived. She offered to take over immediately. No... let me finish my sequence and it will give you a chance to settle into class. After the bridge i returned the class to Savasana and there were a few giggles when I stated that magically their teacher was about to change. I told Leah about our teen yogi with specifics.

It helped my confidence tremendously as I listened to Leah giving instructions and advice that mirrored exactly my instruction... Thank goodness!  It has been the best solution for our new student because we both gave the same advice, reinforcing the teaching we gave.

To help my confidence and also to mentor my skills, Leah suggested we could do this more often. I naturally verbally agreed, even if mind was screaming..... No I am scared!

The universe had obviously decided my time was  NOW and knows the less time I have to prepare and plan, the less nervous I am. Even though I have not consciously prepared for the class my instinctive knowledge for was perfect for the moment.

There is lot in my life at the moment but this class was a valuable lesson.

With my very best intentions I wish you many smiles with much laughter.
Karen :-)