Welcome to Susan’s Aligned Life, I’m Susan 😊 I’m grateful to have you here!
Many of you have known me as The Office Yogi. And although I’m not teaching yoga these days, it’s still a big part of my life and is the reason I’ve transitioned to Susan’s Aligned Life. The word ‘alignment’ is used a lot in yoga classes and comes with lots of different opinions. I’ve never been a fan of strict alignment (i.e. your back foot should be parallel to the mat in Warrior 2) but I do like the idea of alignment being a guide. How else would be able to differentiate between Warrior 2 and Warrior 1?
So off the mat alignment, for me, is a guide of how I try to live my life. I’m not strict (just like I wasn’t in my teaching) but I do like to focus my time and energy on things that are important to me.
In 2021, that focus on alignment led me to study and become certified as a Feng Shui Consultant with Mindful Design School. I’m excited to combine the knowledge personal energy (chi, qi, prana) I gained in my yoga training with what I learned about the qi of our homes and communities through feng shui. To live a full and aligned life we need to look the whole picture. As I say on my Aligned Feng Shui page ‘our home is affected by our personal qi and our personal qi is affected by our home, the two cannot be separated’.
In my blog you might see posts about being outside in nature… gardening, hiking, kayaking; posts about feng shui; tales of travel near and far and just my general thoughts as person trying to live a meaningful life in this often-crazy world!
You’ll see my husband Roger make an appearance a lot and, in all honesty, we have built this aligned life together. I have to give credit where credit is due. He’s the one with the good iPhone for pictures, takes all the notes when we travel and even plans all that travel. I’m the ideas and deep thoughts person, he’s the planner.
I hope you enjoy reading and if you ever feel moved to comment or email, please do. The thing I miss the most about teaching yoga is the interaction with the wonderful people who came to my classes. I’d love to hear from you!