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 law […]

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 occur […]

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 it […]

Happiness On A Plate

A good mood is determined by many aspects, but what’s going on within us physiologically and chemically determines whether or not we’re even able to feel positive. The ability for our brain to function properly, our cells to communicate productively, our oxygen levels to remain balanced, and our hormones to stay in check basically decides […]

Mindful Monday

The Power of Thoughts “If you have good thoughts, they will shine out of your face like sunbeams & you will always look lovely.” ~ Roald Dahl We’ve all heard about the power of ‘positive thinking’; people have written whole books on the subject, and we’re constantly being reminded to be optimistic, in the hope […]

Mindful Monday *New Year Special*

While New Year’s Eve often ensures that most of us wake up feeling a little less than 100%, the new year is usually a time of new beginnings and fresh starts. It just so happens too, that January 1st 2014 is a new moon; a time for rebirth, growth and manifestation throughout the waxing lunar […]