Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras

Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras or Eight Limbs of Yoga, also known as ashtanga yoga


If you have read my cat yoga: Mrs S – a light in my heart  post, you will understand there has been a big change in the feline world in my home.  Mrs T has been grieving the loss of her sister, Mrs S, in the early part of the summer and […]

cat yoga: Mrs T returns to her yoga practice


  How do you make your decisions?   You may consider yourself a decisive person making quick, snap decisions.  Or perhaps you like to take your time and weigh up the options available to you,  Or you may want to “sleep” on it, so you feel really comfortable with the decision you’re in the process of making.   Perhaps you worry about things and […]

how do you decide? yoga can help you


  We have met Roger before!  He’s a keen yoga cat and, last time, we saw him working on his relaxation techniques.  (If you didn’t catch the last post, you might like to take a look at the link.)  In his spare time, his interests include cookery and horticulture.  He’s an intelligent and independent feline, who knows his […]

cat yoga – meditation with the “black pear”!



It’s now exactly a month since Christmas!  How time passes!   I’m sure many of us are now stuck back into work and our everyday lives, with lots to do (possibly too much?) and just focusing on what we think we need to do.   So, I’d like to offer you a […]

turning down the volume and hearing more


                                                 My lovely yoga cats, Mrs T and Mrs S, have been continuing their practice and Mrs T has allowed me to photograph her Sphinx posture especially for your delight. Mrs T starts her contemplation of her inner secrets in the age old pose of Sphinx (Bhujangasana 2)) with her head to the […]

cat yoga – Mrs T and the secret sphinx


I don’t know about you, but life is all so fast paced today and everyone seems to be in such a rush all the time. Not sure where we’re all going so quickly . The roads that we literally travel on every day are often jammed and this can make our […]

the journey



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In Hatha yoga, we practise postures (asanas) and breathing exercises (pranayama). If you practise regularly, you may be familiar with the balance, Tree (Vrksasana), so I’d like to offer some advice from a tree… stand tall and proud go out on a limb remember your roots drink plenty of water […]

advice from a tree


“I am the one and only” In the summer of 2015, I was in the car and dear old Sir Terry Wogan, whose light still shines bright in our hearts,was talking to Chesney Hawkes   This inspired me to write about Chesney and yoga. If you’re old enough to remember back to 1991 […]

I am the one and only – Chesney Hawkes and ...


Controlling that little voice in your head. Thousands of years ago in a book called the Yoga Sutras, Patanjali, an ancient teacher, recorded the early yoga teachings.  He wrote that yoga is about “stilling the thought waves in the mind”. In other words, it’s about helping to control that little […]

controlling the little voice to quieten the mind



One of the other traditional things associated with this time of year is spring cleaning. You know the sort of thing: when we go for the “big” clean at home, move all the furniture, turn out cupboards, throw things away that we no longer need, etc, etc.  We clean up […]

yoga as spring cleaning