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I live in Reading with my daughter.
I have worked in the fitness industry all my adult life, experiencing the different phases the body/mind goes through as life flows along its remarkable journey.
My personal approach towards body/mind has changed from the casual way of the past to the wisdom of the present; learning to listen to the body, going with it and not against it, avoiding all effort or strain and centring the attention on sensations arising from the body.
These words published with permission from Swami Ambikananda of The Traditional Yoga Association: In an age when all kinds of Yoga are on offer ~ from Hot Yoga to Goat Yoga; from people being given tequila shots before their ‘yoga’ to ‘Harry Potter magic spells yoga’ ~ it becomes important for us to question what […]
Breathing is the essence of yoga. During your practice breathe naturally, without forcing. No pressure, no disturbance, nothing should interfere with the simple, tide-like movement of our lungs as we breath in and out. Whether you are doing asanas, pranayama (breath control) or meditation, find your breath and take your breath deep into the different […]
Yoga can help us to purify the body and the mind bringing us back to that blessed state of receptivity from which we can start to learn. A Zen story tells of Nan-in, a Japanese master, during the Meiji era, who received a university professor. The professor came to inquire about Zen. Nan-in served tea. […]
Did you ever try to still the mind (Awakening the spine V. Scaravelli) If we can end the swing of thought collected by memories in the past, and the ones that have been shaped through fantasy and projected by imagination into the future, we will find silence. Invite silence, welcome silence, and slowly silence will become […]