Yearly Archives: 2015


Grandfather’s meditation

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 […]


Sarvangasana

Sarvangasana. I’ve talked about shoulder stands and the pros and cons. Of course, when done with perfect form, it’s a very beneficial. This article I happened upon discusses it in detail. Really worth the read: http://yoganga.com/articles/sarvangasana/


Back to basics

I have decided to concentrate on the basics for a week or two in my own practise. I found this excellent practise by Jim Bennitt that I really enjoyed. For those of you who come to my classes, you’ll be seeing the revolved triangle quite soon. (Parivrtta Trikonasana). A great idea to practise it. https://yogainternational.com/article/view/back-to-the-basics


Hip-opener sequence this morning

Morning guys. I hope you all had a great nights sleep and are up and going. This morning I felt like I needed to work on my endless hip-opening practise before work. Yes, it is endless. As a teeneager I had to have both my hips pinned with huge medical nails for a year and […]


Dune quote

“I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will […]


The changing of Yoga

I am going to post this article on the changing face of yoga here and now, then come back and edit this post with some of my views on it later. Go and give it a read as it is both interesting and raises some questions I have been considering lately. Here: “the end of […]


To head-stand or not to head-stand

This is worth five minutes of your attention: https://yogainternational.com/article/view/king-and-queen-no-more I am still in two minds about headstands in a group setting. In a very large group, like the Sunday class, it’s a no-no. It’s so important that the teacher has control.