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That busy bloody mind

During the 12 months I studied to become a yoga teacher, there was always the fear of the “injured person” that might come to your class and how the f*ck do I manage that in a class of 30 other people. Have you ever been that injured person?! I have. A common injury in aContinue reading “That busy bloody mind”

How to cultivate peace in a western world

As someone who teaches Meditation and Yoga I’m always going to encourage you to adopt a regular practice. Yes, Meditation and Yoga has all the science behind it: lowering your heart rate/blood pressure, better organ function and reducing stress (etc etc) but I believe that one cannot cultivate Peace with a Meditation practice alone. I’mContinue reading “How to cultivate peace in a western world”

What is “real” Yoga anyway…

When I graduated from my Yoga Teacher Training, I thought that I needed to be more “Yogic” before I can teach. Many of my fellow friends and teachers agreed with this feeling of doubt or unworthiness. How can I teach if I can’t do this pose, or how can I talk about the scriptures whenContinue reading “What is “real” Yoga anyway…”

I pledge to never tell you what to do

I needed help. I craved guidance. I needed someone to tell me what to do. Because for the first time in my life I felt what it was like to have a body. For so long I lived in my head, being in my body was so unfamiliar. I often experienced jealousy, neediness and controlContinue reading “I pledge to never tell you what to do”

It’s simple really (and a little crazy)

Are you ready to let go of the way you currently think? Society encourages you to stay ‘normal’ to be apart of a confined way of living. To push, to want more, to be stressed, there’s no way out, there’s no way you can change, fear your neighbour, reject your friends, be jealous of yourContinue reading “It’s simple really (and a little crazy)”

Compass: What direction are you moving in?

I’m a feeler. Some people use their instincts and some their logic. I feel. Over time I’ve navigated what it felt like to trust myself. I’ve always wanted to work it out myself, which means lots of ‘mistakes’ ‘failings’ ‘yuk feelings’. It only taught me what way not to head, it didn’t mean I hadContinue reading “Compass: What direction are you moving in?”

The joy in rising early

Last month I recognised I needed to improve my diet and I began to chat to my friends about “How to deepen my devotion in Meditation?”. The Universe got behind me 100%. As I listened and went with the flow I picked up “The Perfect Day Plan” by Jost Sauer. He talks about how toContinue reading “The joy in rising early”

Stars can’t shine without darkness

The dark times: where you spiral downward and you can’t seem to pick yourself up, even though you know you can be a better person. Yeah, that happens. In my recent case of ‘The spiral into darkness’ it has actually been my best gift. For the last few weeks (or maybe it’s been months!) I’ve been quite flat.Continue reading “Stars can’t shine without darkness”