The mind… The mind can make us believe in things that are not really there, worry about situations that aren’t real, relive events that have been and gone, or live through hypothetical situations that don’t exist. Add to that the day-to-day responsibilities and constant stream of inner chatter that surrounds them, and we move into […]
Writing this in March 2021, I’m aware that the next few months are going to be marked by many milestones for us all, as we look back on an unexpected year – what it has taken from us, what it has given us, and how we truly feel about our experiences.
If you are getting to know chakras for the first time, it may seem a bit overwhelming. Don’t worry. You can begin to bring the chakras into your awareness with some basic information and gentle exploration. Developing an awareness of the chakras can help deepen your yoga practice – eventually, you may even notice this […]
Part of my yearly treat is packing myself off to experience one or two weeks of me-time. Since yoga has become integral to my daily life, finding a retreat that incorporates yoga is always my aim. The retreats I choose are typically tailored towards inner work with meditation, energy in the form of asana practice […]
The Continuous Stress Cycle – At times, even yoga teachers, or especially yoga teachers (!) can find it hard to stop running around or take enough time to pause and reset. And I have felt this a lot over the last couple of months. We don’t allow ourselves the time to pause, reset, or indulge […]
Mindfulness… Mindfulness has become the latest hot topic since it made it to the top of NHS recommendations for dealing with stress and anxiety. But what is mindfulness? The frenzied rush of day-to-day life, which involves countless to-do lists, multitasking, taking care of ‘real world’ responsibilities such as children, bills, and going to work, as well as newer […]
The following article, written for Ekhart Yoga by one of my wonderful teachers Tracey Uber Cook, discusses moving beyond the physical practice of yoga into the more “subtle layers” of our existence. Tracey explores these layers, as described in the ancient yogic texts – the Rāja Yoga Sūtras of Patañjali, and the Upaniṣads – and also brings […]