Insomnia: The Night Prowler There was a time when I slept the sleep of the innocent. That was in the dim distant past. Menopause first threw a spanner in the machine, with its 3-4am wake-ups. Once I was wide awake, too bad, that was it for the night. Man-o-pause...read more
You can start Yoga at any stage in your life. More importantly though, for your quality of life to improve and discipline become more natural, you can increase your commitment to this most beautiful practice anytime – especially today!read more
Why bother with principles and foundations? This week, I'm teaching a module on principles and foundations of yoga to trainee teachers. It sounds like a big topic, so where to start? Of course, The Internet! I googled the above terms to see what was out there. Not...read more
Days of extreme weather might be the way of the future. Who knows? Most scientists say this is the way we are heading.
If so, we need to include reflective practices as part of our yoga routine. We need the tools that create mental and emotional space to deal with difficult situations. It’s not enough to keep up with a strong physical practice. Meditation, savasana, yoga nidra, and pranayama are necessary to weather all conditions. Not only extreme climactic fluctuations.read more
Are you good at vision planning? I think that I'm pretty good at planning for the future. Perhaps planning is an inherited trait. Either you are or you aren't. There are those of us who plan from when we open our eyes in the morning to when we close them at night....read more
One of the things I love about playing tennis is the way I so frequently catch myself in the act of negative talking or thinking. Each ‘I’m so stupid’, or ‘How could I have missed that shot?’, or ‘Another double fault, #$@&%*!’ is an opportunity for rebooting the network. An opportunity to wake-up to the present moment. Without static, without the interference of derogatory dialogue.read more
Regarding yoga practice, when the temperature is hot in the extreme, do you go to ground? I've learned that you don't necessarily need to skip your yoga practice. Just do cool yoga. In Australia now, we are experiencing a summer where the atmosphere is heavy with...read more
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