Contentment & Discontentment Through Yoga + Should Everyone Chant OM?

As Yoga becomes ever more popular, the ancient and traditional aspects of it can sometimes become diluted or confused, and the messages send out to students new and seasoned can often leave us feeling even more confused than we were before even stepping on the Yoga mat. Practicing the postures is one thing, but gettingContinue reading “Contentment & Discontentment Through Yoga + Should Everyone Chant OM?”

One Breath At A Time: The Journey Back To Reality

  In an age where anything is accessible at the touch of a button, where we’re expected to respond to emails in the middle of the night, and where the quality of ‘stuff’ we get done far outweighs the quantity, it seems we are losing touch with the small yet incredibly important parts of lifeContinue reading “One Breath At A Time: The Journey Back To Reality”

‘Vinyasa’: Life’s Moving Meditation

Technically, a ‘vinyasa’ can be any sequence performed with the breath; it isn’t restricted to the series of ‘chatturanga – upward facing dog – downward facing dog’, but this is indeed how we’ve lazily referred to these movements in the West for the past few decades. This is especially common ever since the whole PowerContinue reading “‘Vinyasa’: Life’s Moving Meditation”

Practice: Asana – Find Your Seat

When we think of the word ‘Asana’ these days, images of warrior poses, handstands, downward facing dogs and impressive backbends may spring to mind – after all, we know that the physical practice of Yoga, ‘asana’, is often the primary focus in 21st century classes. What is less well known however, is that the wordContinue reading “Practice: Asana – Find Your Seat”

Aparigraha: Inspiration From Max Strom On Emptying Out To Live More Fully

Before we begin; practicing Aparigraha is difficult. It requires the ability to realise that you are already enough, you are perfect, you are whole, and you have everything you need. But we are a society that wants more, better, bigger, etc…. The idea of actually liking yourself as you are and not needing to addContinue reading “Aparigraha: Inspiration From Max Strom On Emptying Out To Live More Fully”

E-Book Release: Ancient Yoga Wisdom For Modern Yogis

Although it may be the physical aspect that first draws us towards Yoga, sooner or later we find out that there’s a lot more to this practice than touching your toes or holding a headstand…. The origins of Yoga don’t look much like our modern-day practice, in fact most of the postures we practice todayContinue reading “E-Book Release: Ancient Yoga Wisdom For Modern Yogis”

Part & Parcel. A Yoga Documentary Satsang

Having been one of the organisers of this year’s Brighton Yoga Festival, which raised money for two local charities, I got the chance to meet many incredibly kind and passionate people, all of whom care about spreading the word of yoga in order to help others. The festival was a huge success and I’m so grateful toContinue reading “Part & Parcel. A Yoga Documentary Satsang”

Satya

A little while ago, I wrote an article on ‘Ahimsa’ or ‘Non Violence’ for Ekhart Yoga.com (read it here). Ahimsa is the first Yama which makes up part of the ‘Eight Limbs of Yoga’. The other limbs include the ‘Niyamas’ (observances), Asana (Physical postures), Pranayama (Breathing techniques), Pratyahara (Sense withdrawal / inner focus), Dharana (Concentration),Continue reading “Satya”