Jigsaw of life

Category : Asanas (Postures), Featured, General advice, Philosophy 29th May 2022

Inside Yoga 322 (30/5/2022) Our busy lives are made up of multiple parts, which when it is going well are all positioned in the right place, like a completed jigsaw puzzle, but when something happens to throw a piece out of place then it can feel like the whole puzzle is ruined, or rather our life is now in chaos […]

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Dealing with our whiteboard

Category : General advice, Philosophy 15th May 2022

Inside Yoga 322 (15/5/2022) Many of us feel we have too much on our plate, and it feels continuous, like a whiteboard of never-ending chores, and we often or continuously feel uneasy about our day or week ahead. Sometimes we know what it is, and others we’re not really sure from the list of possible causes; so how do we […]

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Harder you work the more you need yoga

Category : Asanas (Postures), General advice 14th March 2022

Since 2020 the pandemic has changed how many of us work, we might be in the office, we might be at home working, or we might be doing what is now called hybrid working, combining work at home and in the office. Wherever you work, I offer you the opportunity to practice yoga. Remember: the harder you work the more […]

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Yoga is an antidote for hectic

Category : Asanas (Postures), General advice 14th November 2021

Inside Yoga 321 (14/11/21) Quite simply put, yoga is an antidote for hectic: it is a solution when our life feels under pressure, too busy, stressed, and all those other words used to describe a life filled and close to overflowing; and a life in need of some quiet calm and space. Is that all I need to say? Yes, […]

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Yoga: What is at the end?

Category : General advice, Philosophy 24th October 2021

Inside yoga 320 (23/10/2021) In my last article, posted October 7th, called Yoga: A means to an end, there was a reference to an end. So, it is only right that I now address the question of what is the end, and what happens if we get there, if there is a there? It is not unusual to focus on […]

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Yoga: a means to an end

Category : Asanas (Postures), General advice, Philosophy 7th October 2021

Inside Yoga 319 (7/10/2021) I haven’t written an article for my blog page since June. I could quite easily blame this inactivity on the pandemic and its ability to drain me of ideas. Or was it laziness? Perhaps blaming the pandemic is a credible excuse because after more than 19 months of living under restrictions of some form and the […]

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Why doing nothing is doing something

Category : General advice, Philosophy 5th July 2021

Inside Yoga 318 (5/6/21) This is for those of us who find it hard to stop, and so difficult that we feel guilty wasting time: with an internal mantra of “must keep doing something”. But stopping is not necessarily doing nothing and it might well be what we need right now. Fundamentally, I am playing with semantics here, but consider […]

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Keep your eyes on the point

Category : Asanas (Postures), General advice 16th April 2021

Inside Yoga 317 (16/4/2021) Have you ever wondered what to look at when practising yoga asanas (exercises)? Have you noticed when practising even if our body is in position and keeping still, our eyes are not, wandering aimlessly around the room? The solution to this is called “drishti”. Drishti is the Sanskrit word which is translated as a point of […]

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Stop… listen

Category : General advice 21st March 2021

Inside Yoga 316 (21/3/2021) I have spent years reminding myself to stop, as I have reminded those I teach to stop… and listen, but if you will not take it from me, why not Sir David Attenborough, because surely you will listen to him! He said recently, “One of the simplest things that you should do if you get the […]

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Anatomy of a posture

Category : Asanas (Postures), General advice 19th February 2021

Inside Yoga 315 (19/2/2021) When practising yoga asanas (exercises) it might not feel like a meditation, because for many people it is done to get more flexibility and physical stretch, and on the surface, watching someone practice, it can look like a bunch of exercises, but yoga is essentially a meditation, when practised correctly. So, why all the exercise one […]

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