Yoga and Yoga Therapy for Well Being

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MY MIND BODY TRIP TO SRI LANKA

  I have just returned from a long journey – both physically and mentally, travelling overseas to the most beautiful spiritual country of Sri Lanka. It is a place of vibrant colours and contrasts, attacking and awakening all the senses, and, above all, a place of tremendous depth and calm. The Buddhist religion shines through Continue reading »

Gratitude – it changes everything!

I have spent a glorious autumnal day today in the garden basking in the sunshine… mostly barefoot, walking on the soft grass, touching the earth, flowers, weeds, pruning the roses, listening to the birds singing and smelling the sweet air.   I was so so grateful to be alive … We find it all too easy Continue reading »

NEW YOGA POSTURE FLOW FOR OUR CLASSES

I have always felt and was myself taught the idea that practicing the same yoga asanas each day allows our mind to be free to “observe” rather than get caught up in the postures.   However, having said this, after many years of following pretty much the same flow of postures in our sessions I have Continue reading »

ARE YOU STEALING FROM YOURSELF?? THE THIRD YAMA, ASTEYA

The Yoga Sutras were delineated by Patanjali in the Eight Limbs of Yoga. These precepts were and are intended as guidelines to leading a life with meaning and purpose, a kind of map for seekers of greater happiness and spiritual fulfilment. The Yamas are the first limb and they are seen as universal  ethical observances, Continue reading »

THE EIGHT PATHS OF YOGA – AHIMSA

After a break from the Eight Paths of Yoga I thought I would return to its teachings this week.  Each time we visit these paths we will see, hear and learn from them differently and find something new to help us grow as individuals. Traditionally when yoga was taught there were several steps of learning Continue reading »

Between stimulus and response there is a space

Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.                                     Viktor E. Frankl I spent last weekend on retreat in the outstandingly beautiful area of Dartmoor.  It is the most inspirational and natural place to be with Continue reading »