All the running around at Christmas can leave us feeling less than calm, here are some ideas to help you enjoy a more relaxed festive season. … More 4 Steps to a Calmer Christmas
There are some Health and Safety guidelines, which may help new yogis to settle into their first class or explain the weird and wonderful reasons why we do things a certain way. … More Yoga Etiquette
The universe constantly tries to create balance in everything. The seasons are balanced between extremes of heat and cold, life and death. But life often lacks balance by definition and this can bring about a host of difficulties which demand our attention, frequently at the worst possible time. Balance and illness I need … More Building Balance
Attending a weekly yoga class is great. You head along to your local studio, church hall, or community centre and for one hour you can forget about your to do lists. Stepping onto your mat, and being guided through breathing techniques (pranayama), yoga postures (asana) and then into a well-deserved relaxation (savasana) are some of … More Why you need a yoga retreat?
Last weekend I attended an inspirational talk and yoga workshop with former WWE Champion and Yoga instructor, Diamond Dallas Page (DDP.) Now wrestling and yoga seem like a bit of an unlikely combination, but bear with me while I explain what I learned from the weekend. … More What I learned from a WWE Superstar…
So, you’ve finally made the decision to start yoga. Well done! Are you wondering how you’ll get through that one-hour class? Well here are some pointers to help you out: … More How to survive your first class?
I’m going to be a little bit controversial here, because this is very un-yogic in its origins but bear with me because this does link to yoga and the practice of letting go, promise! Do you have a Yoga Nemesis? … More Yoga Nemesis
First of all, let me just say that this is a beautiful book and I love beautiful books. The illustrations throughout are inspiring and link in a mindful way to the content of the various chapters. This has helped to make reading this book a pleasure over the last few weeks. Divided into 11 … More Happy – a review
It can be incredibly daunting to attend your first Mysore style class, without having the guidance from a teacher leading you pose by pose through the practice, you really are forced to find your own focus and to memorise the sequence too. Here are some tips to see you through that first class.
… More 5 Tips to survive your first Mysore Class
Satya is one of Patanjali’s Eight Limbs of Yoga, as written in the Yoga Sutras. It translates as ‘non-lying’ or in other words truthfulness, and I can only assume that Patanjali had as many issues with deceit 1,700 years ago as we do today in 2017. Dishonesty can’t be a new concept, otherwise why would it be a part of the 5 Yamas, or restraints we are advised to practice as part of yoga? … More How honest are you?