Why?

Category : Asanas (Postures), Featured, General advice, Philosophy 16th October 2017

Inside Yoga 213 (16/10/17) Why? It’s a question many of us ask… about our life, existence, its meaning, purpose and so forth, but how many of us find out the definitive answer to this important question? And do we really need to know the answer? The paradoxical nature of yoga practice talks about the answers and the routes to the […]

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Feet first

Category : Asanas (Postures), General advice 9th October 2017

Inside Yoga 212 (9/10/2017) Every journey starts with its first step: we might nod our heads at these words of wisdom but how often do we remember to use them, especially when it comes to our yoga practice? Probably not very often, so here’s a reminder. It doesn’t take long to pay attention to what our feet are doing, but […]

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Where has the stillness gone?

Category : Asanas (Postures), General advice, Philosophy 3rd October 2017

Inside Yoga 211 (3/10/17) Yoga offers us the opportunity to feel a greater sense of calmness, feel more relaxed in general, healthier and fill us with more energy, greater clarity, and in general an improved feeling of well- being, yet all these beneficial aspects are only achieved via establishing stillness. Through our practice we aim for stillness, both in body […]

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Scientific proof that meditation changes our brain

Category : General advice, Philosophy 18th September 2017

Inside Yoga 210 (18/9/2017) Over the past decade, and especially in recent years, there are an increasing number of scientists who have investigated meditation and found that the practice does help improve and change, for the better, our health and importantly our brain. Forbes magazine back in 2015 wrote about 7 ways in which meditation can change our brain. The […]

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Wiping the slate clean

Category : Asanas (Postures), General advice, Philosophy 4th September 2017

Inside Yoga 209 (4/9/2017) Many of us reach a point when all we want to do is to wipe the slate clean and start again. In such situations all we want to do is restart or reboot, like we do when our computer has stopped working for from overuse and overload. Our yoga practice offers us a way to wipe […]

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Can we live forever?

Category : Asanas (Postures), General advice, Philosophy 28th August 2017

Inside Yoga 208 (28/8/2017) For several decades our average life span has steadily increased but in the spring of this year, a report said that this increase had stalled and might begin to fall, sparking questions about the way we now live, and the health of the nation. These figures came from the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries, and showed […]

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Back pain – separating fact from fiction

Category : Asanas (Postures), General advice 30th July 2017

Inside Yoga 207 (30/7/2017) Prof Peter O’Sullivan, Professor of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy at Curtin University, Perth, Australia, talks about back pain in this interesting video – in which he separates fact from fiction when it comes to chronic back pain. Watch the whole film and see for yourself. Click on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlSQLUE4brQ&feature=share Or go to my facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/gary.osbornclarke Any questions or […]

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Overdosing on the internet

Category : General advice, Philosophy 10th July 2017

Inside Yoga 206 (10/7/2017) While planning a weekend break in an European city I did what most of us do, I got on the net and looked up what was there to do, and after hours (well, days or weeks) less browsing more buried under, all the information, I did think that my wife had a point when she said […]

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Living with chaos

Category : Asanas (Postures), General advice, Philosophy 30th June 2017

Inside Yoga 205 (30/6/2017) Most of us want everything in our life to predictable, stable, steady, safe and other such descriptions of life which doesn’t scare us, worry us, or make us nervous… yet life continues to surprise us, shock us and change the way we see our life, so why do we want something that never happens? Perhaps it […]

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Why we must concentrate

Category : Asanas (Postures), General advice, Philosophy 12th June 2017

Inside Yoga 204 (23/5/2017) Yoga can be seen to be many things, and to a certain extent it is, yet at its core there is one factor that holds it together – this is the requirement to concentrate. So are you paying attention, because I will explain why! Whether we are doing physical exercises (asanas) or we are practising breathing […]

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