Directing Attention & Developing A Powerful Mind

When we’re young, we tend to require or demand attention from our parents in order to learn and develop. When we’re at school, we require attention from teachers and peers, within the workplace we need attention from whomever might be within a specific team, or perhaps an employer, and of course any healthy relationship (beContinue reading “Directing Attention & Developing A Powerful Mind”

Yoga Luxe Blog Post: Un-doing Fear & Stress Through Backbends

I have recently joined the wonderful Kirsty Norton at Yoga Luxe to contribute to the monthly blog. Yoga Luxe offers beautiful Yoga gifts, and works with charities in India to ensure each gift gives back to those who helped create it.  For this month’s blog post on how we can literally un-do stress and fearContinue reading “Yoga Luxe Blog Post: Un-doing Fear & Stress Through Backbends”

Power: Fear & Freedom

Power is something the modern Western world is seemingly obsessed with; power over each other, power over money, power over health, status, stability, but when there’s so much focus on what’s happening outside of ourselves, we may notice that the power we once felt within ourselves begins to feel… well.. not so powerful. Reflect forContinue reading “Power: Fear & Freedom”

Love Starts With YOU: Self Respect Practices

  Ask the internet what the definition of LOVE is and you’ll get a few similar answers: A strong feeling of affection. A great interest and pleasure in something. To Like or enjoy very much. Caring strongly for another   We often freely feel and give these things to other people, but rarely do weContinue reading “Love Starts With YOU: Self Respect Practices”

Facing Fear to Find Freedom & The Deity Kali

Since Halloween is fast approaching, it seems fitting to write about the fascinating subject of FEAR. Yoga classes all over the Western world will more than likely be concentrating on this particular focus this week, with handstands, arm balances, headstands, and those classic ‘fear-based’ postures, but before all of that – let’s first consider whatContinue reading “Facing Fear to Find Freedom & The Deity Kali”

Practice: Chapasana (Sugarcane Pose)

This asana is simultaneously an asymmetrical backbend and a balancing posture, which means that to practice it while maintaining space in the spine, safety in the knees, and stability in the standing leg is a big challenge… let alone while remembering to breathe at the same time! The name ‘chapasana’ refers to ‘sugarcane’ but aContinue reading “Practice: Chapasana (Sugarcane Pose)”