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 Bare your Soul and Shine your Light When we practice transparency, we are open, understandable and easily read. We are free from pretense or deceit and our inner light is transmitted. Although...
Endurance is the ability or strength to continue or last, especially despite fatigue, stress, or other adverse conditions; it is a lasting quality; stamina; longevity; durability. I believe...
For inspiration this week we look at Eagles Pose, Garudasana. In the book Hatha Yoga, The Hidden Language by Swami Sivananda Radha it states, “THE EAGLE IS THE KING of the birds, a symbol of...
(Notes from Awakening the Heart / Dharm Talk 2 – 3 by Thich Nhat Hahn) According to Zen Master, Thich Nhat Hahn our spiritual practice is known in the Buddhist tradition as Dharma Body, and...
Hatha Yoga is one of the most common styles of the Western World, and a lot of other styles branch off from it such as: Astanga (Mysore), Iyengar, Bikram, Satyananda, Anasura and Vinyasa Yoga. Hatha...
Unity is the state of being one; oneness. Unity is a whole or totality as combining all its parts into one. The word yoga means 'to yoke', unite, oneness and or bliss. In the Bhagavad Gita,...
In my opinion, idealism is aiming to live our best, most positive life. It doesn’t mean we have to live in a fairy-tale existence where our life preference is sunshine, rainbows, smiles and...
Surrender is a tricky word, when some people hear this word they think they must give up something, or give in, retreat. To surrender in yoga is to release thought and anxiety, to free oneself of...
Learn to 'feel and think but not force' into each pose, use your breath to soften into a stretch instead of tensing and forcing it. Also become conscious of what emotions and thoughts bubble...
Earth to Core Connection is learning how to set up a solid foundation in your practice by pressing whatever meets the earth firmly down so that the core automatically lifts and switches on....
Choice is the act of selecting; it is an option, alternative or preference. The 3 C’s of Life: Choices, Chances, Changes. You must make a choice to take a chance or your life will never change...
Acceptance means embracing what is, rather than wishing for what is not. When we accept difficult realities, we are able to discover whatever positive feelings and experiences may be possible in...
"When you own your breath, nobody can steal your peace." ~ Unknown. In yoga and meditation the Sanskrit word pranayama is regularly expelled from the lips of our teachers and occasionally...
Freedom is the absence or release of ties, obligations, boundaries, control, interference and regulation. Freedom means different things to many people, some think of political freedom, financial...
Courage is bravery; it is strength in the face of difficulty, danger and pain, without being crippled by fear. Courage is the ability to act on one’s beliefs even if others may criticise,...
There are many different reasons that people decide to head to their first yoga class; to get more flexible, fit, focused or calm. Some of us are seeking inner peace, or happen upon it during a...
To find harmony we need to get present and aligned. In our asana we need to focus on our breath to get present and practice alignment so we move with ease and harmony. To take this practice off our...
“Notice how life changes for you when you allow yourself to ask for help from others as well as from the power of the universe…”~ Sandra Ingerman from Medicine for the Earth Some...
“The simplification of life is one of the steps to inner peace. A persistent simplification will create an inner and outer well-being that places harmony in one’s life. ~ Peace Pilgrim...
  Element: Spirit/Thought  Colour: Violet/white   Gemstones: charoite, sugilite/luvulite and emerald (to calm) celestite and blue sapphire to activate and clear quartz or...