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Tough? Oh! yes. Handstands are tough. And they should be. The ubiquitous handstand picture out in the country. This is far from a well aligned handstand. But it was fun 🙂 Handstands. It is love-hate. Adho mukha vrksasana. I have a love-hate relationship to handstands. When it works, I love it. When I […]
Reaching the end of 2016 and I am glad. What a bloody turmoil this year has been. I have watched in despair as the hate and death in the world has grown. I have been really affected by the lack of empathy for others. I think that in times of struggle and difficulty it is […]
I was very, very surprised but happy to receive the season’s group-instructor award at SATS Sandviken for my yoga classes. A big thanks to everyone at SATS for this.
The yoga mat is there. Waiting We need to get on our yoga mats every day. Sometimes I am busy. Sometimes I just have no time at all. Even then, five minutes is enough. It is not about how long for. It is about making a commitment to your practise. If you want a challenge, […]
Good morning Cobras. For May’s classes I thought we could focus on different elements of strength. As growth is a key element of the spring season I also will be taking that in as an element of the months classes. I am covering a few extra classes on Tuesdays at Bikram Yoga Fana so it […]
This week at my classes I spoke about the idea of the breath as transition between cause and effect or action and reaction. Often it occurs to me that I react immediately to something which happens in life without taking any time to think. A knee-jerk reaction. When I take a moment, take a breath, […]
Focus is not the same as relaxation. Focus is an action – you have to work at it. Relaxation is a lack of action – you have to stop working. Positive thinking is a fragile way to create contentment. It seems that true contentment comes from being able to step back from emotions like anxiety, […]
Grandad’s meditation My grandfather used to get up early every morning and go downstairs and sit quietly. After he died my mother gave me a series of small cards that he used to read to himself. It turns out he would repeat these every morning. Here is one example. “This is the beginning of a […]
I just started a new class for the autumn season. I wanted to do something a bit different to my Sunday class and, as is usual with me, began over-thinking the whole thing. The class is at 5:30 pm on a Fridays. It is a difficult time as the majority of people arriving at the […]