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A Poem Inspired by Gilbert and Sullivan I am the very model of a modern Yoga therapist, A Yoga Sutra Mantra chanting Urban Liberationist, An Osho shaking meditating integrated activist, I wander through the forests smoking Shiva pipes with cannabis.. I love to self deny I’ve done the Raw Juice and the Master Cleanse, Kriya […]

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Yoga in the Gym

I have been teaching Yoga for 7 years now. And I mainly teach Yoga in gyms. This is by no means a popular choice with Yoga teachers- not at all. There is a feeling that gyms somehow desanctify the tradition of Yoga. That Yoga is a sacred and precious phenomenon which must be penned within […]

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Ashtanga Yoga in Crete

Yoga holidays. To be honest they are not something I usually do. As if I go away to do Yoga its generally fairly intense and not really a holiday. Like a good month of practice at least, and last time I was in Mysore I was lucky enough to be able to stay for four […]

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The Yoga Artist

“We went down into the silent garden. Dawn is the time when nothing breathes, the hour of silence. Everything is transfixed, only the light moves.”    Leonora Carrington I have been so very lucky in my life to be able to visit some of the most amazing art galleries on the planet. Paris, Barcelona, Florence, […]

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Fifty Shades of Happiness…

Everyone seems to be reading Fifty Shades of Grey. And I have to say that I haven’t bought a copy. Its been compared to the Twilight Saga and I’m not even going to go there. The success its enjoyed so far says more about the world we live in than any inspiration on the part […]

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Pattabhi and Sharath

What is so different about Ashtanga Yoga?

Ashtanga Yoga can be a controversial subject. Controversial because if you are a student of this practice and mention to another practitioner of another type of Yoga more often than not you then have to listen to them telling you about why they don’t do Ashtanga. “Oh its so competitive”. “To me that’s not Yoga”. […]

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The Yoga Paradox

I like to go running some days, in the woods near where I live. Just being outside, hearing the wind kiss the trees and feeling the soft rain in the air can bring clarity when all the books in the world won’t help. Saying that, (!)I was reflecting on a text I have read recently […]

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Yoga and the Rage

I wonder if when Dylan Thomas penned ‘Rage against the Dying of the Light’ he was talking about ego? That in us which supports our passion, that which gives us vision and inspires us, that which can destroy us too… If our souls are to soar we nourish that through our actions, our practice, our […]

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