The Moon and Yoga
In the Astanga tradition it is said that 'moon days' (full and new) are for resting. This is largely ignored in the West perhaps because not all yogis practise daily and therefore the rest is not necessary.
This month there is a partial lunar eclipse and a solar eclipse to be seen if we are blessed with clear... read more on Yoga and the moon
Well what a few weeks it has been: storm Doris, solar flares, solar eclipse and powerful full moon - it has all been going on.
Looking ahead, the vernal equinox and first day of spring is on 20th March, on Saturday 25th we move to British Summer Time, Sunday 26th Mothers' Day takes centre stage, and Easter follows shortly after 14 - 17 April.
So, if you are... read more on Why yoga works
Easy Jet have a sale on that ends on Tuesday you can now go to Malaga for only £120 why not come and get some sun at my Spanish mountain retreat before the start of the long winter days?
I think that sometimes we loose the essence of what the Ashtanga Yoga is about. So just to remind you. It is primarily a mindfulness meditation. It does not matter how... read more on What Ashtanga Yoga is about
I hope you are enjoying the great weather and find this months blog good for your heart and soul. Remember sunshine is one of the best sources of Vitamin D, in the UK our skin isn’t able to make vitamin D from October to March, as the sunlight hasn’t got enough UVB radiation so why not come and do yoga with me this October at my Spanish Yoga Retreat? Dates... read more on Meditation Om & Aloha
A number of people coming to my classes have been wearing pulse monitors and I have asked what their pulse rate is at both the beginning and end of the class the results are between 10-15 beats a minute at the end of the class - see yoga "does what it says on the tin"
It is unfortunate that at the end of our lives we have many regrets which is a shame as life is... read more on Five things you will wish you had done
The Sanskrit word for a yoga pose is Asana. Sanskrit scholars variously translate this word to mean "a comfortable or effortless position." How many of you have often found a posture both uncomfortable and requiring much effort. This month I will give you a few ideas to make your practice both more comfortable requiring less effort so you enjoy your practice... read more on Enjoyable Yoga Practice