Yoga comes to Disneyworld!

Category : Featured, General advice 2nd July 2018

Inside Yoga 237 (2/7/2018) Cinderella might still go to the ball and Mickey might be goofing around, but they and the staff at Disneyworld in Florida attended a yoga class in front of the princess’s castle. Just goes to show that even when having fun in a magical kingdom we all could do with yoga. See story via link […]

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Internet addiction time-bomb

Category : General advice, Philosophy 25th June 2018

Inside Yoga 236 (25/6/2018) According to news reports last week the rise in addiction to online activities has become a medical problem with medical bodies such as the NHS providing support for this, and this problem is not going away but getting worse. Computers and the internet was once seen as wonderful inventions which were going radically improve our lives, […]

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Treading lightly in this world

Category : Asanas (Postures), General advice, Philosophy 8th June 2018

Inside Yoga 235 (8/6/2018) Our impact on the world we inhabit has never been such an important subject, with last year’s realisation by the government that David Attenborough’s warning about plastics damaging our world needed heeding being just the tip of an iceberg we keep ignoring. One of my yoga teachers, Clive Sheridan, would frequently comment that we should try […]

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Seeking perfection in an imperfect world

Category : Asanas (Postures), General advice, Philosophy 14th May 2018

Inside Yoga 234 (14/5/2018) Many of us want everything to be perfect, or I dare say, all of us want things to be perfect, but life isn’t like this. We strive and we aim for perfection but just feel unable to achieve it or if it happens it does not last. As we practice it becomes clear that yoga is […]

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Some things are private

Category : Asanas (Postures), General advice 30th April 2018

Inside Yoga 233 (30/4/2018) These days sharing our every experience and mood on the internet and social media has become the norm, and the persuasive effect of the crowd means that more and more people are sharing on social media (leaving aside the Facebook fallout). By contrast our yoga practice is meant to be personal and private. For those who […]

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Why fill the space?

Category : General advice, Philosophy 23rd April 2018

Inside Yoga 232 (23/4/2018) Today I spent a while thinking, “what shall I write about for my blog?” Time passed, ideas came and went, but nothing felt appropriate, but then it struck me, why am I trying to fill the space? So today’s message is this: look at the blank space pictured and clear your mind for just a minute […]

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Sitting comfortably, then I’ll begin

Category : Asanas (Postures), General advice 16th April 2018

Inside Yoga 231 (16/4/2018) A long time ago, in a land when children’s programmes were only on for a few hours a day, there was a programme called Listen with Mother, which began with the question: “Are you sitting comfortably? Then I’ll begin…” The programme might have ended long ago, but the message is still relevant when it comes to […]

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A daily practice or tips for the day

Category : Asanas (Postures), General advice, Philosophy 9th April 2018

Inside Yoga 230 (9/4/2018) Maintaining a regular practice can be challenging because not only do we have things which get in the way, we have a mind that also gets in the way making excuses when none exist… so how do we do it? This is a brief guide to what to do, or how to approach your day. The […]

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Familiar with meditation

Category : Asanas (Postures), General advice, Philosophy 19th March 2018

Inside Yoga 229 (19/3/2018) What is meditation? This is a simple question but the answer can appear complex, or devoid of explanation, the general perception of meditation is of something mystical and distant. This blog offers a simple explanation. In Matthieu Ricard’s book “Happiness” he writes, the “Tibetan word ‘gom’, which is usually translated as ‘meditation’, more precisely denotes ‘ […]

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Keeping streets clean with yoga

Category : Asanas (Postures), General advice 12th March 2018

Inside Yoga 228 (12/3/2018) Yoga, as we know, helps us in so many ways, and now it appears that someone has decided to recommend yoga to those humans who don’t watch what their dogs do! Clearly the popularity of yoga is spreading as unfortunately is a bit of dog poo. I would like to add as a dog owner, my […]

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