Yoga-meditation without goals

Category : Asanas (Postures), Featured, General advice, Philosophy 28th June 2024

Inside Yoga 330 28/6/2024 Disclaimer before I kick off: this is not about Euros currently taking place on football pitches in Germany! This article is about how we achieve what we aim for with our yoga/meditation but without having goals during our practice. The root of this message is the advice that a grasping mind does not get what it […]

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Happy New Year

Category : General advice, Philosophy 7th January 2024

Inside Yoga 328 (7/1/2024) Welcome to 2024. A new year, a fresh start, time for a new year’s resolution, and many more ideas surround the new year, because for us, this day represents something new, a chance to make changes, but why do we place such importance on just another day? One view could well say, well, why not? It […]

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Happy New Year

Category : Asanas (Postures), General advice, Philosophy 1st January 2023

Inside Yoga 325 (1/1/2023) Happy new year to you all; may your dreams and aspirations come true; it is a new beginning, a fresh start, or, for some people, this is not a beginning, nor is an end, but just another day. But for the majority of us, the New Year means resolutions are made and expectations are heightened, but […]

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How yoga can help us with loss and grief

Category : Asanas (Postures), General advice, Philosophy 18th September 2022

In Memoriam HM Queen Elizabeth II 1926 – 2022 Inside Yoga 324 (18/9/2022) When we lose someone we care about, our feelings of loss and grief can be felt in numerous ways, and when it comes to the death of HM Queen Elizabeth II we as a nation, and for many across the world, have felt this loss as if […]

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Jigsaw of life

Category : Asanas (Postures), 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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Deepen your yoga practice at my yoga workshop

Category : Asanas (Postures), Philosophy 17th March 2022

Yoga Workshop March 26th, Saturday 10.30am to 1.30pm BOOK your place at this popular event – well, that’s what others said about past workshops, For example, one participant said this: “Thank you for the workshop on Saturday. It is super demanding for you I think to keep a three-hour session moving along seamlessly in the expert way that you did. […]

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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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