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Yoga & Pregnancy – Okay or Not?

Yoga and pregnancy make for an interesting combo. Firstly, there are those who believe pregnancy and yoga go together like strawberries and cream and it’s a great time to start. On the other hand, there are lots of regular yogis who suddenly disappear the moment, they find out, worried that they won’t be able to […]

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Do You Often Feel Self-Conscious?

We all feel self-conscious and overly sensitive¬†sometimes. In fact, it’s becoming so much more of an issue in this modern, competitive and fragile-ego, attachment-to-perfectionism based world, that it recently led comedian and author Ben Elton to suggest that many of the cult classic comedies he co-wrote back in the 80s (such as Black Adder and […]

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Vinyasa- Krama = Intelligent Sequencing

Do your hamstrings feel tight and tense sometimes? For a reasonably flexible person, my hamstrings have always felt stiff, but how can this be resolved bearing in mind that “stretching” tight, short muscles is generally ineffective? Just the other day I read an article detailing the results of a recent experiment that demonstrated stretching made […]

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What Does “Waking Up” Mean?

What does “waking up” mean? What does being “deluded” mean? I think that for some spiritual seekers in the West there is some kind of idea that “waking up” or “self-realisation” is like a kind of volcanic eruption – one minute we are this and the next minute, here we are, wise and sage and […]

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Have you ever been guilty of this?

A few insights emerged this week and I found my mind heading back about 17¬†years or so when I had a very interesting friend in my life whom I had met at work. This was all before Facey and social media, but she¬†was a very social girl, if a little unconventional,¬†and loved bringing people together […]

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How Yogasana Works!

I always tend to offer poses and exercises that are more accessible to the majority in class, so we don’t usually practise this asana – bhujapidasana (swing) pose as part of a sequence, although we may do subtle variations of it in a more doable way that simply recreates the subtle yet powerful activations. Either […]

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Once Upon a Time I Met a Monk…

Unsurprisingly (or even surprisingly perhaps in the Insta world we live in), even though I look pretty peaceful in this image, believe it or not, I am¬†not meditating, Truly. I am just posing for a photo (and it is a nice photo, thanks Nev). It’s¬†one of the most pleasing things to be able to do;¬†sit […]

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