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Everything is Energy

Everything is Energy

Peeling back the layers Yoga offers us the most amazing set of tools and practices to uncover and investigate our inner world. The yogic model of our anatomy reveals that the body is made up of layers, like an onion, that become more and more subtle as we peel them...
The path of liberation

The path of liberation

“It is better to light a candle than to curse the darkness” – Ancient Chinese Proverb Yoga is most often defined as ‘union’ or ‘integration’. Through the practice of yoga we integrate body, breath and mind and also come to...
Following dreams

Following dreams

Connect to your inner truth I recently re-read the visioning exercise I wrote while completing my yoga teacher training. Through meditation and journalling we were aiming to become more in touch with our ‘dharma’ or inner truth. My long term goal was...
Turning the ego on its head

Turning the ego on its head

I found myself, after graduating as a newly qualified yoga teacher, unable to hold a headstand in the centre of the room. And… I beat myself up about it. Constantly! I didn’t feel like I could be an authentic yoga teacher without having this “king of asanas” posture in my bag. I had to work on accepting where I was and being content with that but I also needed to cultivate a sense of Tapas in my practice…

Living the Niyamas: Saucha

Living the Niyamas: Saucha

Around 8 weeks ago I embarked on a “Back to Basics Cleanse” with Steph Lowe, The Natural Nutritionist. The cleanse involves cutting out alcohol, almost all caffeine (one green tea per day allowed), gluten, dairy and sugar, as well as chemicals found in body care and cleaning products. So what did it all involved and how do I feel post-cleanse?

Equanimity

Equanimity

Being surrounded by the huge peaks of the Mont Blanc massif during the European winter I was reminded of the metaphor used to describe the concept equanimity.. The mountain is always balanced and imperturbable regardless of what nature throws its way and although the wind and snow may reshape it subtly it remains strong.