Lockdown Yoga

This last few weeks has certainly been interesting.. SO much stuff has come up.. For humanity as a whole and individually too.. If I was one of those Yogis who liked to use Karma as an explanation I would say that we may now be reaping it.. Facing our choices and their consequences.. Facing our …

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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 weeks …

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When Yoga made me want to drink.

Drinking doesn’t get in the way of Yoga. Well it doesn’t. I drank for years and years. My relationship with alcohol has been every bit as tumultuous as any other relationship. It started with the odd fling. Until it became this habitual comfortable routine of just semi oblivion. There were some very dark times when …

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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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