back on the mat - a leave of absense
Dear wordpress…I have a confession….it’s been 75 days since my last post…. Wow, how did that happen? I haven’t sat […]
Equaminity, yoga, ashtanga. practice, equal
“You should not be practicing to have a ‘good’ practice, but instead to keep steadiness within yourself. Practice happily regardless […]
aparigraha, yamas, niyamas, eight limbs, patanjali, ashtanga, yoga
Yep, last and by no means least of the Yama’s (First Limb of Yoga) is Aparigraha, or non-attachment. The art […]
Brahmacharya, eight limbs, yamas, niyamas, ashtanga, yoga
Brahmacarya is often described as celibacy – that by being celibate the practitioner is saving their prana (energy) or ‘virya’ […]
Satya, Yamas and Niyamas, Eighfold Path, Ashtanga, Yoga
The second YAMA from the eight limbs of yoga is Satya – truthfulness When we were growing up our parents […]
Ahimsa, Yama, Niyama, Eight Limbs, yoga, Ashtanga, relax, chill, be kind
Ahimsa – or ‘non violence’ is the first of the Yamas, the moral guidelines that are part of the first […]
Yin class with Claire Yates, Yin Yoga, Yoga Teacher
Breathe In, Breathe Out, and Let it All Go All the rushing around we do in our busy lives (why […]
Pattabhi Jois said: “Ashtanga is a breathing practice, the rest is just bending” Every day my understanding of Yoga, specifically […]
Ashtanga, Yoga, Ego, Self reflection, how to quiet the mind
To truly appreciate a yoga practice it is important to quiet the ego, and this is no mean feat. You […]
Akasha Wellness Retreat, Transylvania, Romania, Yoga Retreat, Ashtanga, Mountains
So I’m here in the mountains and living and working at the  wonderful Akasha Wellness Retreat, in the heart of […]