NIYAMA: SAUCHA/SHAUCA Meaning: Cleanliness/Purity The Niyama 'Saucha' is often translated as 'cleanliness' or 'purity' and may cause alarm bells among us yogis that are missing the "tidying up" gene. I am naturally a messy person. I often use the floor as my wardrobe and haven’t seen the bottom of my handbag for months due to … Continue reading Philosophy Series: Do You Have to Be Tidy To Be a Yogi?
How often do you feel like you have no energy? You wake up lethargic or find yourself collapsed on the sofa at the end of the day wondering how on earth it is still Monday? Maybe your energy spikes and falls during the day depending on how many flat whites you have managed to get … Continue reading Philosophy Series: How to Make Best Use of Your Energy
Practising truthfulness in yoga
In yoga classes you may often hear the teacher talking about a sense of grounding or announcing that this is a very ‘grounding’ practice. What does this mean!? This term can take on many meanings and be interpreted differently by each student and their particular reasons for wanting to me more grounded. Over the last … Continue reading Blog: How to Feel More Grounded
How can we flow rather than stumble between poses? This week in some of my classes, we have been exploring the idea of how to transition between poses with a greater sense of ease and fluidity. While we may be fully focused in our yoga poses or asanas, sometimes our concentration can go out the … Continue reading Yoga Tips: How to Move Between Poses
There is a lot to be worried about in the world right now. Indeed, when has there not been a lot to be worried about! I don't think there's ever been a blissful age of peace and prosperity for all. War, disease, crime, terrorism - these are the problems of our age and many ages … Continue reading Blog: Just Be Kinder