Mantra of the month

you are enough

Sometimes in our hectic, busy lives we lose sight of our own self-worth and turn to self-criticism and doubt. Whatever path you are on, keep going and know that you are enough. Don’t let others make you doubt yourself: remind yourself that you have what it takes and that you are beautiful inside and out. Meditate on this mantra whenever you need a self-love boost.



Try this pose...Tree Pose (Vrksasana)
This pose is perfect to accompany your mantra. Grounded and strong. Standing firm and strong in Mountain pose (Tadasana) root down and find your centre point of gravity and inner line energy. Palms together at heart centre in Anjali mudra. Shift your weight onto your right foot. Keeping a long spine, and grounding down into your right foot, place the sole of the left foot on the inside of your right leg either below or above your knee. Lengthen your tailbone toward the floor to stand tall and bring your Drishti or gaze to a point that’s not moving out in front of you. Keep it soft and stay with your breath. Square both hips to the front of the room, keeping your left knee moving out to the left in an effort to maintain your midline. Zip your belly in and your lower ribs together. Lift the chest and bring the shoulder blades down. Stand tall and strong! Take 5-10 deep breaths, finding length on each inhale and rooting down with each exhale.  Exhale and release the left leg back to Tadasana. Repeat on the other side.
Kirstie Bird is a London-based yoga teacher and modern calligrapher (

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