Mirror Mirror …

Mirror Mirror … In the midst of writing my PhD I started reading fantasy novels. I went from a literature lady to the fantastical world of make believe, something that balanced out a heady PhD …

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An Ode to my Mother

An Ode to my Mother  – And all the other mothers like her That’s me, the oldest staring at the camera and I was a total pain in my mother’s ass.   As a baby I …

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Sex in the Sangha

The other day someone brought this article to my attention, and I realised it hadn’t found its way to the  The Yoga Space blog. Initially published on Elephant Journal this article explores the murky area of sexuality, …

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Beyond the Asana: Free Your Mind, and the Rest Will Follow

1.2 “Yoga is the control of thought-waves in the mind” -Yoga Sutras   We can thank En Vogue for the title of this Blog. Back when it was released I was very much interested in …

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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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