Creating a Happy Brand Spanking New Year

Creating a Happy Brand Spanking New Year

A very long time ago, 44 years to be exact, I started a personal yoga practice, and pretty much since then, I’ve kept it up. I admit that my enthusiasm for doing regular practice has ebbed and flowed along the way. Hey, I’m only human. But I can say...
The Power of Yoga Visualisation

The Power of Yoga Visualisation

via Pinterest  When I was rather new to yoga, having just completed a 10 week YMCA beginners course, I moved to southern California. I was keen to find a yoga teacher and, in the seventies – way before Google searches – how to do that was to check out the...
Families of Yoga Poses: Abdominals

Families of Yoga Poses: Abdominals

We’ve come to understand ‘core training’ from the worlds of the gym and Pilates. In the gym world, people have learned to practice ‘crunches’ and sit ups, the more the better, until six or even eight packs firmly form. Unfortunately...
Guts

Guts

Am I a bad yoga teacher? Sometimes I think it’s just stupid to be teaching triangle pose to a student who has a physical complaint that’s causing them mental distress. Sometimes I just want to say, Whoa, let’s just sit down for a minute and see...
Inspired Teaching

Inspired Teaching

It’s a worthwhile exercise to stop and ponder what it is that makes a good teacher. I often pose this question to myself as a teacher of yoga but it obviously is an important exercise for any teacher. On this trip to the USA, I’ve stopped in to a few yoga...