dealing with emotions


“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 ...


Laughter is stronger than the lungs with which we create it, which perhaps teaches us that we can become something greater than our hands, our voice, our smile, no matter how wonderful they all are. We can become something much more, bigger than the sum of our parts. If we […]

we are bigger than the entire sum of our parts


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The present moment is the only moment. I’d like to offer you some words from the globally respected spiritual teacher, Thich Nhat Hanh: “The present moment is the only moment available to us, and it is the door to all moments.” This sentiment is so simple and obvious, yet so […]

the present is the door to all moments



“There is a Light that shines beyond all things on earth, beyond us all, beyond the heavens, beyond the highest, the very highest heavens. This is the Light that shines in our heart.” I love this quotation and have used it in my classes. It comes from the Chandogya Upanishad, […]

the light in our hearts


In modern life, we often talk about the ability to multi-task, but I’m sure many of us have got this skill honed to a fine art. We juggle a whole range of different tasks, but then can end up feeling stressed and frazzled inside! When we practise yoga, we focus on […]

being present in the only moment we really have


Life’s challenges I have been contemplating how life’s challenges mean that we experience a vast array of differing emotions. We may be happy and joyful, sad, tearful , angry or in pain, hurt or  fearful; the list is endless. From my own experience, I know we can allow these emotions […]

let yoga help with life’s challenges