Struggling with simplicity

Category : Asanas (Postures), Featured, General advice, Philosophy 15th January 2018

Inside Yoga 223 (15/1/2018) It is only when everything is getting busy or we are close to the precipice and things are spinning out of control that we might get the thought “I need a simpler life”. The desire for a simpler way of living has been with us as long as we have been thinking about our existence. Why […]

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Look after yourself – look after the planet

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

Inside Yoga 222 (8/1/2017) Well-being is very popular today, but how good are we at looking after ourselves and importantly how good are we at looking after everything and everyone around us? Our yoga practice starts with our self and extends to everything in our life, including the planet we inhabit… read on. At the heart of yoga, according to […]

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Happy New Year

Category : Asanas (Postures), General advice, Philosophy 2nd January 2018

Inside Yoga 221 (2/1/2018) We are back to the beginning again. The start of another year is usually filled with resolutions to “start as we mean to go on”, to make changes, and to improve XYZ; or, in other words we use the New Year as a chance to improve our quality of life. But is the start of the […]

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Why Santa needs to do yoga!

Category : Asanas (Postures), General advice, Philosophy 18th December 2017

Inside Yoga 220 (18/12/2017) With Christmas approaching I decided to post a festive blog and had a browse of cyberspace to see if there is anything out there. Top of the list was a blog posted in Huffington Post suggesting that Santa needs to practice yoga! The reasoning is straightforward and makes sense: Santa has a tough job carrying heavy […]

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Keep calm and carry on

Category : Asanas (Postures), General advice, Philosophy 11th December 2017

Inside Yoga 219 (11/12/2017) This famous slogan, “Keep calm and carry on” helped the population of Britain keep going during the Second World War, and it continues to be used as a reminder or a sales gimmick, and it also has relevance when it comes to yoga practice. One of the key points about practice is how we respond to […]

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Thoughts for the day

Category : General advice, Philosophy 4th December 2017

Inside Yoga 218 (4/12/2017) I was tidying up my office clutter and I came across a note book in which I had written down some extracts from books I had read several years ago which at the time struck a chord with me; so I thought I would share them with you. “Why do we hear so little about patience […]

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Practicing yoga and sleepiness

Category : Asanas (Postures), General advice 20th November 2017

Inside Yoga 217 (20/11/2017) We are told to concentrate and focus when practising, keeping a meditative awareness yet as many of us will have noticed sleepiness gets in the way, preventing us and troubling us when all we want to do is practice yoga. But is sleepiness the problem? The simple answer is no, being sleepy is not a problem […]

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What’s it all about?

Category : Asanas (Postures), General advice, Philosophy 13th November 2017

Inside Yoga 216 (13/11/2017) Yoga can be many things to many people, it can offer a good stretch, it can be one time we relax, and it can make us feel so much better, yet none of these will be found or achieved without the task being set to become absorbed in yoga. Being absorbed in something is an activity […]

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The thread which holds yoga together

Category : Asanas (Postures), General advice 6th November 2017

Inside Yoga 215 (6/11/17) We might feel life is very complicated some of the time, or perhaps most of the time, and there are times when it’s us who make it complicated when it need not be. While looking for answers we make our route to the solution complex, strained and difficult. The truth is often simpler and easier. When […]

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Quality time

Category : Asanas (Postures), General advice, Philosophy 31st October 2017

Inside Yoga 214 (30/10/17) Sometimes we forget how precious time is: we have become creatures of habit, who would rather be somewhere else rather than where we happen to be, even if that place is a really enjoyable experience and location. Why do we keep leaving when we don’t need to? This morning I was starting a walk in the […]

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