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
Decision time: yes or no? This is the exciting time of year when you might be considering learning something new. Cuban dancing, contract bridge, an on-line undergraduate course.... Or, you may have been thinking about deepening your understanding of a subject about...read more
The French word for sunflower is tournesol, meaning turning toward the sun. ~ Rosina Mihajlovic, Rudolf Steiner School teacher More than a year ago, I did a weeklong workshop that turned ‘my story’ upside down. My story had been running me for over four decades. It...read more
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