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Rishikesh 2018. Sober Reflections

  Oh the anticlimax that is Post Christmas Post New Year Britain. Especially when most of the population are morbidly hungover, financially challenged and the lack of sunlight and energy only adds to those free floating waves of anxiety and hopelessness, and the guilt of prematurely broken resolves. Which is why I always book two …

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Asteya- non stealing

As I have written before, the nature of the Yamas and Niyamas is circular. That is, you can’t do them step by step, one at a time. It doesn’t work like that. There’s no linear progression. When you meditate on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali the Yamas and Niyamas bleed into one another as they …

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Satya. The Whole Story

To look at the whole story. The WHOLE story. Unedited. No editing’. Louise Ellis. Last time I was in India the statement above really got me thinking. And meditating for a couple of days. We are so very skilled at editing the copy of our lives. We don’t even know we’re doing it most of …

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Ahimsa- Non Harming…

Ah, the Vegetarian one…. Generally one of the first and most common responses to taking on this practice, to abstain from doing harm, is to become vegetarian. And sadly, all too often that is where the practice of Ahimsa begins and ends. Well if only it were as simple as striking meat off the shopping …

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Yoga and the Sacred Dance

I was squandering time on Facebook the other day and I came across an article which was basically begging dancers to STOP posting youtube videos of themselves doing choreographed ‘Yoga’ as it’s narcissistic.. Well… Yes… I absolutely get that. And there is a culture of Lululemon clad carb avoiding Stepford Yoginis out there for sure.. …

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