The healing power of rose quartz

Rose quartz is a rosy pink variety of quartz and is one of the most popular crystals used in healing. Wearing an item of jewellery made from rose quartz is said to bestow the properties on the wearer – that is UNIVERSAL LOVE! Rose quartz is said to restore trust and harmony in relationships –Continue reading “The healing power of rose quartz”

Mantram CD by Rajesh David

We have been listening to the wonderful music and chanting of artist Rajesh David at the beginning of our sessions this term. The CD (titled ‘Mantram’) is available from his website here and contains several mantras set to haunting melodies which are ideal for relaxation and meditation. All of the tunes are famous mantra chants. TheContinue reading “Mantram CD by Rajesh David”

Sheffield Yoga Centre – New Workshops for 2017

Last year a new Yoga Centre opened in Sheffield. Some students may be interested in the workshops and retreats they offer… The leaders are very friendly, I have been on several of their workshops and training days before. As you’ll see below, they have some real treats in store for 2017. The centre has a beautifulContinue reading “Sheffield Yoga Centre – New Workshops for 2017”

You can’t beat a good OM

I like to chant OM 3 times at the beginning and end of all my classes.  I’m sure over the course of my teaching this might have put some people off coming to yoga – it is a bit weird to the Western ear. But I still like to do it even for people atContinue reading “You can’t beat a good OM”

Mantra – Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu

This mantra is sometimes sung at the beginning or end of  a yoga class.  It can be on its own or as part of a longer song or collection of matra.  I think it is beautiful and often meditate on it – wishing good things to people and recognising that our own thoughts and actionsContinue reading “Mantra – Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu”

How to do a good OM

Sit comfortably with your back straight.  Lift the ribcage and elongate the spine. Breath quietly and calmly for a few breaths. Take a lovely, long deep inhale – expand you ribcage out to the sides of the room. On the exhalation begin chanting OM – there are 4 distinct parts – ah oh mmm silenceContinue reading “How to do a good OM”