Blog Roundup: Catch Up With Last Month’s Articles For Your Yoga Inspiration

Each month I write for a a few different websites and magazines, including Breathe Magazine, Ekhart Yoga, and Yogamatters UK. If you missed any of them, have a look at the list below and take your time reading through. There’s a mixture of philosophy, mindfulness, yoga postures, yoga tips, and lots more to choose from.Continue reading “Blog Roundup: Catch Up With Last Month’s Articles For Your Yoga Inspiration”

Karma Yoga #fortheloveofyoga

  Every action can be turned into Karma Yoga.  Everything we ‘do’ – a thought, a word, a deed, leaves an impression, a mark or a samskara. These samskaras are essentially what define us; we are who we are and we are where we are because of what has happened before this moment. The lawContinue reading “Karma Yoga #fortheloveofyoga”

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”

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”

New Year Deities: Clearing The Path With Ganesh

There are certain deities which are looked to at the beginning of a new year in order to bring about a positive beginning to the time that lies ahead. It’s a common misconception that the Hindu gods and goddesses are there just to be worshipped – they’re actually figures which exist in order to teachContinue reading “New Year Deities: Clearing The Path With Ganesh”

Winter Solstice: A Return To Light

This time of year holds many important festivals – with two of them happening to fall this week: The Winter Solstice and Christmas! While they’re not technically part of the same belief system or path, they both represent a time when people gather together to celebrate and remember the important things in life as weContinue reading “Winter Solstice: A Return To Light”

‘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”

Autumn Equinox: Understanding The Dark, The Light and Everything In Between

Late September brings us the Autumn Equinox; the day in which hours of light and darkness are almost equal (it’s nature; they’re never going to be exactly equal no matter how much we want to squeeze natural phenomenons into neat little descriptions….). The earth’s Southern hemisphere approaches Spring and Summer, while the Northern hemisphere isContinue reading “Autumn Equinox: Understanding The Dark, The Light and Everything In Between”

Pranayama: The Choice Between Control & Freedom

  Most of our actions bring with them samskaras – Indian philosophy refers to samskaras as mental impressions or imprints that arise from our actions and stay with us, shaping our experience and our life. It’s a little like ‘karma’ (although this word is spurious and has a lot of different meanings and applications….), basically everythingContinue reading “Pranayama: The Choice Between Control & Freedom”

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”