Breathing & Self Awareness

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Beach Bikram Yoga

The retreat this year was really special. The thing that made it so amazing was the people who came because they went all in and got involved in everything. Every morning on the retreat we did half an hour meditation before class and I was pretty impressed that everybody turned up almost every day. It’s probably one of the hardest … Read More

Intention

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The blackboard in the juice bar shows people’s intentions for 2016. I’m really struck by how many people’s intentions aren’t about achieving specific goals but actually changing certain things within themselves and in their state of living/wellbeing. When you practice yoga, the intention you bring to your practice and the energy behind it, has a much bigger role to play … Read More

Retreat

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This is the time of year when most of us take a break and go away, usually on a quest to escape our routines and catch some sun. Taking some time out is both healthy and important. It helps us slow down, recharge, gain perspective and spend time as a human being rather than a human doing. I have been … Read More

The Exhilaration of Discovery

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“Stay in beginner’s mind. Never leave beginner’s mind,” because in beginner’s mind, the possibilities are infinite. They’re open. Anything can happen. You’re open to learn anything you need to learn. If your view of something needs to change, you’re open for it to change. No matter how deeply you have seen something, no matter how much you think you know … Read More

Stabilising Your Mind

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“One of the most important things in life is to be able to find a sense of inner stability because its this foundation that allows us to look into the nature of our experience in a clear and objective way” Adyashanti Yoga, and especially meditation, create stability in the mind. Unless we can find this inner stability in our lives, … Read More

Finding Your Edge

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Within your practice you have to find your edge and that is DIFFERENT for EVERYBODY. Too often I see people pushing themselves beyond what they can do for the sake of their ego and how the posture looks. They then can’t cope and really to start struggle in the practice ….this is not yoga! I say in class all the … Read More

What is Yin Yoga?

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Yin Yoga gets deep into the body, stretching and opening the fascia, tendons and ligaments, releasing blockages both physical and emotional and creating space not only in the body but also in the mind. In Yin, the area of the body mainly targeted is between the navel and the knees and each pose requires the use of supports such as … Read More

New Times

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The New Year is always a time of reflection and looking back over 2015, while there are some things I am happy to let go of, there is so much I am grateful for. The tough times have made us grow and the good times have been inspiring. In assessing last year and the changes we made with introducing new … Read More