Monthly Mantra | June: “I shine my light of attention towards what matters. I make peace with what I cannot change”

Each month I write a post on creating intentions for YogaMatters. As some extra inspiration, check here each month for a mantra and intention. June is all about choosing what we focus on and deciding what does and doesn’t deserve our attention. Your attention is your energy, use it wisely! ♥ “I shine my light ofContinue reading “Monthly Mantra | June: “I shine my light of attention towards what matters. I make peace with what I cannot change””

Blog Roundup: January, February + March

Catch up on the blog posts I’ve written for YogaMatters over the past couple of months, and send on to someone who might benefit from reading!   Ekagrata & Essentialism: 5 Steps To Focussing The Mind  ∇ Using Kapha Season To Build Strength In Mind, Body & Immunity  ∇ A Day In The Life OfContinue reading “Blog Roundup: January, February + March”

End-Of-Year Rituals For Forgiveness, Clarity + Intention Setting

So another whole year is about to have passed. Done. Completed. Been and gone. It probably comes as no surprise that a year can easily slip by – with full calendars and busy schedules, ‘not enough time’, and epidemic proportions of stress and poor lifestyle – related disease, it’s no secret we’re all living lifeContinue reading “End-Of-Year Rituals For Forgiveness, Clarity + Intention Setting”

Dharma & Adharma: Aiming True

  Throughout the month of January so far, we’ve explored some of the practices and deities traditionally invoked in times of ‘beginning’, such as at the outset of a journey, the beginning of a celebration, project, or indeed – a new year. While the deity Shiva teaches us that in order for transformation to occurContinue reading “Dharma & Adharma: Aiming True”

You Are Enough: Invoking Lakshmi, Goddess of Abundance

Throughout January, we’re focussing upon Deities traditionally revered during times of new beginnings and important events. Figures such as Ganesh and Lakshmi are two of the most popular deities to chant to in order to encourage the time ahead to be full of positivity. After Ganesh, Lakshmi is the most widely revered deity when itContinue reading “You Are Enough: Invoking Lakshmi, Goddess of Abundance”

Don’t Wait. Be Great.

Towards the end of the year, we can get into the habit of letting Christmas drinks, heavy foods and low amounts of sunshine take it’s toll on both the body and mind. Of course this is definitely the moment to make the most of time with loved ones, enjoying treats and relaxing into Winter comforts,Continue reading “Don’t Wait. Be Great.”

Spring in Your Step

So as we say goodbye to what seems to have been an eternity of Winter, Spring brings with it the promise of Sunshine, warmth, and a sense of optimism. It’s time to shed the Winter coat of sluggishness and hibernation, and embrace openness and being able to take off that extra layer of clothing!! SpringContinue reading “Spring in Your Step”

Good Morning! The benefits of an every-day practice

So why oh why do lots of us get up in the early hours of the morning, maybe only a few hours after some people have even gone to bed, to practice yoga? It takes commitment, and when the mornings are dark you’ll need a dose of willpower too – but it’s all worth it….Continue reading “Good Morning! The benefits of an every-day practice”