ahimsa (non-harming)

Not harming yourself or others is a central principle in yoga.


  Tuesday, 21 June, is International Day of Yoga celebrated since its designation by the UN General Assembly in 2015.  Its purpose is to spread awareness about the importance of yoga and its beneficial effects for health. Patañjali, the ancient Indian teacher, set out the classical path of yoga in […]

international yoga day 2022


If you suffer from back pain, please read this! (In case you’re wondering, I snapped this dog in India doing this lovely back stretch and have been waiting for an opportunity to use it.  As I’m talking about backs, I thought it might be appropriate.) Did you see the various articles […]

if you suffer from back pain, please read this…


  If you follow what I write, you’ll have seen this picture before and then I linked St Valentine’s day and yoga.  A red heart in that context can been seen a symbol of romantic love.   In reality, this red heart actually hangs on a wall in our home and I’ve decided to use the picture again […]

the head or the heart?



“Dark yoga” I was intrigued to read an article in The Daily Telegraph at the end of January headline entitled, “Hot yoga, naked yoga, dog yoga – now switch on to dark yoga” which is apparently increasing in popularity in London as part of a wider trend for exercising in […]

“dark yoga” – yoga by candlelight