inner wisdom

inner wisdom

  I share this with you as I rather liked it and it resonates with me. The following words are from Gladys Taber (1899–1980), who apparently was an American author of 59 books and columnist for Ladies Home Journal and Family Circle. We need time to dream, time to remember and time […]

time to dream, time to remember and time to be

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 ...

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

“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

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

“Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.” You may have come across this quotation which is attributed to Oscar Wilde. Quite wise really, if we think about it. If we look around, we often see people imitating others, wanting to be told how they should be or what they should […]

be yourself – everyone else is already taken

“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