Get to Know yourself…

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”  Ralph Waldo Emerson Why not have a go at meditation?  It’s not as hard as it sounds (and you don’t have to sit cross legged if you don’t want to!) There is a 21 day meditation trialContinue reading “Get to Know yourself…”

See Beauty in Every Posture

It’s what is going on inside that really matters – with each and every posture keep the awareness on that important fact – in the words of Donna Farhi – “When we realise that what we are advancing towards is not some physical form but an inward recognition of the truth of who we are, thenContinue reading “See Beauty in Every Posture”

Working with the subtle body

As we delve deeper into our practice, we learn that the layers of our body can become disjointed and out of touch with each other.  The ancient yogis devised tools and exercises to help realign and re-associate the subtle body using the energy flow around the body.  The energy channels depicted in yoga are similar toContinue reading “Working with the subtle body”

Establishing a positive mindset

Following a wonderful weekend we flow into the working week feeling refreshed and ready for a new challenge… “One can become whatever one wants to be, if one constantly contemplates on the object of desire with faith.” (BHAGAVAD GITA) We each have infinite possibilities….  Find some stillness in your week to keep the focus onContinue reading “Establishing a positive mindset”

Let Your Light Shine

When we greet with Namaste!  We are greeting the light within the person or people we see.  It is not their physical shape, attitude or energy of the body but the light within. You can think of this as a persons soul or spirit. Yogis consider a person or being to be made of severalContinue reading “Let Your Light Shine”

Why practice yoga?

People are drawn to yoga for many reasons; sometimes it’s because they have a physical issue – joints getting a bit creaky or neck rather tense and sometimes it’s for the mind calming side that helps to reduce stress and can lead to a really great nights’ sleep. In my own personal practice, I likeContinue reading “Why practice yoga?”

Take a fresh approach…

Each time you unroll your mat, adopt the attitude of a beginner.  Treat each exercise as a brand new experience.  This helps us to shed anxieties about ‘being good’ at posture work.  It doesn’t matter if you have been practising yoga for 10 weeks or 10 years, each asana has many layers – some extremelyContinue reading “Take a fresh approach…”