In 2018, Jaideep, the owner of Zen Maitri in Chiswick, contacted me for a meeting. I was intrigued because his business is not a yoga studio but a natural health apothecary, a western herbalist.[Read more…] about An interview with Zen Maitri – My yoga journey and its role in the modern world
The teacher gives cues and information, and the student absorbs and learns. This is the idea behind improvement and growth. A yoga teacher has an important and vital role in the shaping of the student’s growth. This is of course true. However, the role of the teacher is not to inflexibly insist on one specific path for every student. Yoga is far from one-size-fits-all.[Read more…] about A free and thriving yoga practice
The rhythms of the seasons influence our bodies and all being. We come from nature, and nature has ways to show us how to live and move through the seasons.
Autumn is about integration and assimilation, Winter is rest and meditating, Spring is about growth and discoveries, Summer is about expressions and actions.[Read more…] about Balancing Energies and finding Equilibrium meditation – Emerge in the new season.
Breathing is natural for all of us, although most of us only ever breathe subconsciously, failing to realise the benefits of breathing well. So many of us do not connect with our breath on a more conscious level.
If we had the knowledge and ability to raise our awareness and connect with our breathing patterns, we would feel more connected with our physical body and mind. For example, a shallow breath may suggest that we are not entirely comfortable in our body or have peace of mind.[Read more…] about Why is it essential to connect with your breath?