My Amazing Experience with AcroYoga & Why You Should Try It!

My Amazing Experience with AcroYoga & Why You Should Try It!

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Many people assume that being disabled means you are limited to what you can do, but let me tell you, the world is still your oyster. You can do whatever you put your mind to, and when you do put your mind to something, you’ll realise that you can achieve way more than you anticipate. Now, recently I’ve started taking AcroYoga classes to challenge myself, go beyond my potential and leave my comfort zone – I strongly urge you to do the same.

For those that don’t know, AcroYoga is essentially a wonderful harmony between partner acrobatics, Yoga and Thai massage. It involves a base person (on the ground), a flyer (off the ground), and a spotter (standing to ensure safety). I’ve currently had four sessions, and it’s very demanding; I have no feeling in my right leg, and can only move my left leg slightly, but that allows me to push myself even further.samanta bullock acroyoga disabled yoga

Moreover, AcroYoga is designed to build trust, but I’ve also found that it requires communication, love, care and effort between both partners. Personally, I attend classes with my husband, but if you want to go solo, then you’ll be able to meet new people, develop friendships, and find a friendly partner within the group.

Alongside having a spotter there to protect you, it’s best not to take any extreme risks that could result in injury. However, luckily there’s padded flooring which will soften the blow if you did fall, so there’s no need to worry.

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Of course, having been just four times, I haven’t attempted any wild positions just yet, but just doing the basic ones is fantastic – it’s a brilliant feeling when you prove to yourself that you can do something that you once thought was impossible.

Although, I’m sure that we’ll start to incorporate more advanced moves as time goes on. It’s amazing to have that trust with your partner and witness the improvement in both of you each class. In my experience so far, my strength, balance, flexibility and mindset has evolved drastically, which is why I rate AcroYoga so highly. In combination with the massage aspect of it, it just makes you feel great for hours afterwards.

Ultimately, it’s a fun activity that everyone can get involved with, no matter what your circumstance. It will enhance physical, mental and interpersonal skills, but the main thing is that you’ll reach new heights as a person. Like I’ve already touched on, you never know what you can achieve in life, so just give it a try!

What have you got to lose?

5 of the Best Ways to Keep Your Skin Glowing

5 of the Best Ways to Keep Your Skin Glowing

The appearance of your skin is a huge factor when it comes to your overall appearance. Now, some people are blessed with genetically perfect skin, which stays clear all year round. However, others, like myself, need to do a little bit of maintenance to ensure the skin remains vibrant and healthy.

But, you don’t need to spend a substantial amount of money on expensive skincare products. I’ve been utilizing a few different methods for an extensive period of time, and they’re not only financially-friendly, but they’re also extremely effective. Here are 5 of the best…

  1. Thermal Water

I use this all the time, and that’s because it comes with a multitude of different benefits. Thermal water is essentially a variant of mineral water, and it is extracted from deep within the earth. Due to this, it is full of great minerals and CO2, and low in pollution and bacteria. These will soften the skin, reduce any inflammation and prevent any dryness.

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Vitacid Plus

This one does need to be prescribed by a dermatologist, but that’s because it is a type of medicine that performs so well when it comes to the skin. It contributes heavily to the production of collagen, which subsequently lightens the skin, smooths any redness and gives it a radiating shine.

Sun Screen

When the temperatures rise, and the sun comes out, it is crucial that you apply plenty of sunscreen to places that are going to be exposed to the rays. Not only will this reduce your chances of developing skin cancer, the moisturizer within the screen will keep your skin glowing. Plus, it will prevent sunburn, so your skin won’t dry up, become sore and crack.

4. Water

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Skin Glowing

It is no secret that healthy, soft and beautiful skin is a result of it being well hydrated. That’s why drinking a lot of water every day is so advantageous; it will keep the skin hydrated and fight off any toxins. If you balance out the pH levels with a pinch of sodium, then this will further assist with maintaining superb skin. I aim for 1 liters of water every single day!

  1. Skinade 

This is a collagen drink that I absolutely love. It has been developed by scientists, and every ingredient is designed to help give your skin a gorgeous glow. Along with being full of active items that speed up the production of hyaluronic acid and collagen within your body, it also tastes delicious.

Extra Tip: For those of you that wear makeup, try removing it using natural coconut oil, rather than the typical chemical-based products. This will allow your skin to remain healthy, and will also help you with hands as you apply it to your face.

I hope you’ve found this article useful, and it would be great to know if you have any preferred methods to keep your skin glowing? If you do, please leave a comment below!

Check out the YouTube version of this article, and keep an eye out for more posts.

Love Sam x

My first Vlog- A Day in the Life of a Wheelchair Model

My first Vlog- A Day in the Life of a Wheelchair Model

logo samanta bullock wheelchair model This video shows a typical day in London for me. I start with a healthy breakfast prepared at home & then we take the picture of the day for my Instagram close to our London flat. You will see me take a push to our local shops, visit our gym to go swimming and finish off the day in a wonderful Persian restaurant with my husband not too far from where we live.