Today we take a social media break

Why have I randomly signed out of my social media accounts you might be wondering?

Isn’t it a key element of being a yoga teacher?

Running your own business?

These are questions I found myself constantly asking… is it actually a key part of being a yoga teacher? Does it make me less of a yoga teacher if I can’t do handstands for the ‘gram?

October marked the start of autumn, the start of the last quarter of the year…a final push for 2018. What a year it’s been! I teach permanent classes all across London and it’s growing… I’m able to share my love and passion with so many people. BUT I still felt heavy, tired and like it was all an act. I felt like I had to document every place, pose or accomplishment… have an endless supply of content.

Instagram used to be a place I would go to be inspired. Read about people pushing through and reaching their goals… recently I found myself looking at pictures of beaches and arm balances wondering why I couldn’t do it and comparing myself.

For me this was a calling sign… a sign to step away. The app had lost its purpose for me. No matter where I was or what I was doing I didn’t feel good enough and wasn’t present- that needed to change. I wanted to enjoy places, people everything all over again. Get inspired by real life…

It doesn’t mean I’m off social media forever but I’m just taking a step back. As with all things in life when you feel like they’re spiralling and taking over you just need to step back and take a breath.

Take a step back and go outside. Live each day with those you meet. Laugh, love and smile with your whole body.

So apologies if you don’t hear from me this month but I’m always here if you need me. My class doors are always open… feel free to email, call or old school pen and paper me.

Autumn is the time to let the old leaves fall off. To get grounded. Set intensions for the next few months. Enjoy the final few summery days.

Love Avni x

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