Stealing our time

Category : Featured, General advice, Philosophy 24th September 2018

Inside Yoga 242 (24/9/2018) During a recent radio interview survival expert Ray Mears said that he thought that the makers of apps and other social media platforms were stealing our time. This comment struck me because it is a step further down the line from saying these inventions take up a lot of our time. Attitudes towards these inventions, which […]

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Why are Mondays so disliked?

Category : Asanas (Postures), General advice, Philosophy 17th September 2018

Inside Yoga 241 (17/9/2018) Bob Geldof was not the first person to say he didn’t like Mondays, though possibly the first who had a hit song with the title! Yet, why do so many of us dislike Mondays? Or, more to the point, should we be giving this unwelcome thought so much space and time to put us in either […]

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Back to the beginning

Category : General advice, Philosophy 10th September 2018

Inside Yoga 240 (10/9/2018) After the summer break I have gradually got back into the rhythm of work, or have I? I am teaching again and that has got off to a good start, but I have not written a blog for a month and the inspired moment seems to elude me – or rather those moments came when I […]

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Reducing chronic pain by meditation

Category : General advice, Philosophy 31st July 2018

Inside Yoga 239 (31/7/18) Here’s an interesting about one man’s battle with chronic pain, and how he found that meditation helped to reduce his pain levels. Henri Astier suffers from Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome, also known as Chronic non-bacterial prostatitis, and it is interesting article which shows how the mind is such a big factor in how we respond to […]

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Yoga and the ego

Category : Asanas (Postures), General advice, Philosophy 16th July 2018

Inside Yoga 238 (16/7/2018) According to research by Southampton University “neither yoga nor meditation quiet the ego; instead, they boost self-enhancement.” This research might appear to blow the lid on the credibility of yoga but like many things in life this is not as straight forward as it appears. Yoga is a practice which guides us and teaches us how […]

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Yoga comes to Disneyworld!

Category : General advice 2nd July 2018

Inside Yoga 237 (2/7/2018) Cinderella might still go to the ball and Mickey might be goofing around, but they and the staff at Disneyworld in Florida attended a yoga class in front of the princess’s castle. Just goes to show that even when having fun in a magical kingdom we all could do with yoga. See story via link https://www.660news.com/2018/07/01/disney-workers-find-peace-with-yoga-at-cinderella-castle-2/ […]

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Internet addiction time-bomb

Category : General advice, Philosophy 25th June 2018

Inside Yoga 236 (25/6/2018) According to news reports last week the rise in addiction to online activities has become a medical problem with medical bodies such as the NHS providing support for this, and this problem is not going away but getting worse. Computers and the internet was once seen as wonderful inventions which were going radically improve our lives, […]

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Treading lightly in this world

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

Inside Yoga 235 (8/6/2018) Our impact on the world we inhabit has never been such an important subject, with last year’s realisation by the government that David Attenborough’s warning about plastics damaging our world needed heeding being just the tip of an iceberg we keep ignoring. One of my yoga teachers, Clive Sheridan, would frequently comment that we should try […]

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Seeking perfection in an imperfect world

Category : Asanas (Postures), General advice, Philosophy 14th May 2018

Inside Yoga 234 (14/5/2018) Many of us want everything to be perfect, or I dare say, all of us want things to be perfect, but life isn’t like this. We strive and we aim for perfection but just feel unable to achieve it or if it happens it does not last. As we practice it becomes clear that yoga is […]

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Some things are private

Category : Asanas (Postures), General advice 30th April 2018

Inside Yoga 233 (30/4/2018) These days sharing our every experience and mood on the internet and social media has become the norm, and the persuasive effect of the crowd means that more and more people are sharing on social media (leaving aside the Facebook fallout). By contrast our yoga practice is meant to be personal and private. For those who […]

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