Extreme Weather: Can We Do Yoga?

Extreme Weather: Can We Do Yoga?

  Yoga is for all seasons As I sit down to write, as is often the case, I don’t know what I will write. I did know, though, that today I had to say something about the extreme weather conditions we’ve been experiencing in Australia. How long have we had...

It’s Always Time for Mindfulness

Source: corporatefineart.com via Carolina on Pinterest   What do you think of when you think of the expression ‘defining moment’? A peak experience, or perhaps a monumental decision that might change the course of history? A less common but equally...
Between Two Breaths

Between Two Breaths

I’m a late bloomer when it comes to doing yoga breathing exercises (pranayama) and meditation. If you are a person who likes to be active, both mentally and physically, if might take you awhile – perhaps lifetimes – to settle down enough to savour...
Biorhythms

Biorhythms

On a list of things that are good for recovery from jet lag, I reckon digging in your garden rates pretty high. What doesn’t work well, I believe, is looking at a screen for hours on end, be it iPhone, iPad or Mac. Also leave out any inordinate amount of...
Vital Energy

Vital Energy

After the busiest day yesterday that I’ve experienced in a while: yoga practice (good girl), gardening, house cleaning, baked a cake, attended book club, and then a four drive to Sydney – today’s yoga class with John Norris was a dream. Basically, we...
Inside Job (2)

Inside Job (2)

Incense and oriental bells are time-honoured instruments to nudge us back into the present if our minds have gone elsewhere. Meditators know that if they don’t have a strong focus they will drift, probably often. An even more powerful device for making us aware...