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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Don’t know and that is OK

Category : Asanas (Postures), General advice, Philosophy 8th January 2021

Inside Yoga 313 (8/1/2021) Adopting a posh voice: “This pandemic is going on an awfully long time and it is simply not very satisfactory,” is perhaps what most of us are saying, albeit in a different way! After all, we just want to know: “when will the pandemic end?”. But how do we cope with not knowing the answer? It […]

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Nothing to do, nowhere to go

Category : General advice, Philosophy 1st November 2020

Inside Yoga 311 (2/11/2020) Our lives are filled with pressures: a continuous procession of things to do, sometimes we thrive on it, and other times, we feel overwhelmed, but what can we do to manage all this, and still keep going? How can the idea of doing nothing help us? One of the hardest actions many people feel is the […]

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Clearing the canvas

Category : Asanas (Postures), General advice, Philosophy 12th October 2020

Inside Yoga 310 (9/10/2020) Times are tough at present, there is no doubt about it, this pandemic is testing our resolve and ability to cope, many will feel worn down by all the bad news, and others just want to hide until it blows over. We are like jugglers struggling to keep too many balls in the air, with added […]

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Be prepared to be surprised

Category : General advice, Philosophy 2nd October 2020

Inside Yoga 309 (2/10/20) We have heard the expression repeatedly over the past six months: uncertain times. Our reliable life is no longer reliable, because we want to know what is going on, and at present, we don’t know what will happen next. We want order, we want certainty and we want to go back to normal, if we can […]

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Staying positive

Category : General advice, Philosophy 20th September 2020

Inside Yoga 308 (20/9/2020) Perhaps I can speak for most of us, but doesn’t all the Covid news get us down, or at worst encourage a worrying mind? After six months it is not surprising that many will find it hard to see the bright side? I posit this thought: after seeing one interview where the person passionately argued (or […]

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Worrying about the future

Category : Asanas (Postures), General advice, Philosophy 24th August 2020

Inside Yoga 307 (24/8/20) It’s normal to think a lot, and if we look carefully at our thoughts, we will see that most of our thoughts are about plans and rehearsing the future, or if it is not this, we are thinking about the past, whether it is regrets or reminiscing. And often we get stuck on particular thought patterns, […]

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When normal became wonderful!

Category : General advice, Philosophy 13th July 2020

Inside Yoga 305 (13/7/2020) Last a week on of my yoga students said: “I hadn’t realised how wonderful normality was until I didn’t have it.” Spot on I thought. For so many of us, living with lockdown due to the current pandemic, this comment sums up our situation so well, because with our life’s patterns having changed so much we […]

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