Yoga and Social Media #2

    Yoga & Social Media #2 Yes another post on yoga + social media. This one was written a while back, but having just been interviewed about yoga and social media for an article …

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Beyond the Asana: Yoga Begins Now (not later!) 

Beyond the Asana: Yoga Begins Now (not later!)   अथ योगानुशासनम् ॥१॥ atha yoga-anuśāsanam ॥1॥   “Yoga in the here and now: an introduction to the study and practice of yoga” We often skip over the first …

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Love is a Practice

A lot has been written about love. Many of us have experienced the joy, the ecstasy, and hopefully the deep steadiness that love brings to our life.   There are many of us who have …

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Yoga and Pain

A lot has been written about Yoga and pain.   And now we actually have some research! The Cochrane Review has released their findings on yoga for chronic non specific lower back pain. Yoga wasn’t …

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Beyond the Asana: Patanjali & Yoga Sutras

The world of yoga has become very much about asana. I have written about my concerns about this trend before when I considered quitting teaching yoga … Indeed it is so much about asana that …

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Sankalpas: Set a Yogic Intention this New Year (and it might just work …!)

  That time of year has come, and post festive season we emerge into a new year which feels full of possibility. The New Year is a wonderful time to (re)set and renew your intentions …

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Happy Holidays!

Get on your mat before you go on holidays!   As we head towards Christmas and New Year, do you have a million things to get done, presents to buy, travel plans to be made, …

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Do you call yourself a feminist?

Whitelash, Backlash, call it what you want, but America and the world have some interesting days ahead. Whilst there are so many issues with Trump for president, my focus here is one of the take …

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7 Reasons to go on a Meditation Retreat

I have been thinking about yoga, meditation and the process of discovery we go through. For most of my twenties I was either studying, meditating, practicing yoga, travelling or a combination of all! I have …

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This year I nearly quit teaching Yoga.

  This year I nearly quit teaching yoga.   Not because I don’t love the nourishment I receive from my practice, or the privilege of teaching others. But because of what yoga has now become, …

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