Yoga and Yoga Therapy for Well Being

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“taking time to smell the roses” – Aparigraha

 “taking the time to smell the roses” is such a lovely phrase … and how often do we do this .. stop, listen, be with what we have?  Aparigraha is usually defined as “non-greediness”; “non-possessiveness” and “non-grasping” “non-attachment”.  Only having in life what we really need …it encourages us to separate our true needs from Continue reading »

BRAMACHARYA – doing everything in moderation …….

Bramacharya means practising everything in moderation so that we can conserve energy for what is really important for our personal growth and in the eyes of Patanjali moving towards unification with the Divine energy.  In literal terms Bramacharya means celibacy, however, in modern day life, unless we are living in a monastery or convent this Continue reading »

ASTEYA – being contented with our lot!!

Literally interpreted, Asteya means that we should not take things that are not ours to take. However, as with all the Yamas, much self-analysis will be needed to explore our natural tendencies of thought to discover the true subtleties of our minds.  Asteya also includes the concept that we should be content with what comes Continue reading »

SATYA – AUTHENTICITY IN OUR DAILY LIVES

Yoga is about transforming and benefitting every aspect of our lives and not just the hour or so on the mat once a week!  If we can grow to be kind and honest and learn to use our energy in a way that is worthwhile to ourselves and others, we will not only help ourselves Continue reading »

YOGA TO OPEN THE HEART ….

Namaste at the end of a glorious autumnal Sunday….. As I was practicing on my mat this morning I was wondering what would be the theme of our session on Tuesday …. and just as I was moving into a beautiful Side Angle stretch there it was!! …. heart opening!!  If you are ever feel Continue reading »

FREE YOGA SESSIONS!!

FREE YOGA SESSIONS …. Please share my posts ….. anyone who shares will be entered into a draw for a block of 5 FREE yoga sessions. The draw will be made on January 1st 2017 for the next block of sessions!! GOOD LUCK!!

STRONG CORE = STRONG MIND

It has been shown that a strong core gives us a stronger mind … it can make us more resolute, determined and focussed in our daily life.   In addition core muscles which are strong can Protect our pelvic area and lower spine Provide strength and support when we cough, sneeze, vomit Provide strength, stability Continue reading »

WHERE THERE IS LOVE, THERE IS LIFE – Mahatma Gandhi

“Where there is love, there is life” Mahatma Gandhi Namaste yogis … I was at a beautiful wedding this weekend and the above quote was in the Order of Service. It is so simple, beautiful and true. Giving and receiving love fills us with a zest for life. It gives us energy and a reason Continue reading »