Why fill the space?

Category : Featured, 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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When snow stopped Britain

Category : General advice, Philosophy 5th March 2018

Inside Yoga 227 (5/3/2018) At the end of last week Britain found itself engulfed in a Siberian-Arctic snow storm which brought the country to a standstill, and this included our usually mild south west region of England. Over the last few days we have seen numerous examples of altruism, selflessness and community spirit which are always nourishing to hear about, […]

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Simply breathing

Category : Asanas (Postures), General advice 26th February 2018

Inside Yoga 226 (26/2/2018) At the heart of a yoga practice is our breathing, and this is not just because we need breathing to live, but how we breathe and pay attention is an important factor in yoga practice. Here is a recap of the breathing technique I taught over the last couple of weeks. I taught a mindfulness breathing […]

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Look at this

Category : General advice, Philosophy 12th February 2018

Inside Yoga 225 (12/2/2018) Yes, all I want you to do is stop for a few moments and look at this image of a spot, a full-stop which is asking you to clear your mind, breathe calmly (and deeply) and focus on the spot for a minute (or more). Have you done that? If you have, you might have noticed […]

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Hot yoga no better for health than other yogas

Category : Asanas (Postures), General advice 29th January 2018

Inside Yoga 224 (29/1/2018) A recent scientific study has revealed that hot yoga (with temperatures about 40C) is no better to our health than yoga practised in normal or warm temperatures. A new study by the American Council on Exercise (ACE) suggests that while some may swear by it as being tough and good for weight loss this is not […]

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Struggling with simplicity

Category : Asanas (Postures), 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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