Yoga Ethics ~ Part III ~ Niyamas (Observances)

Remember from Part I & Part II we are focusing in on how you can apply Yoga ethics when you are at Yoga school and on your mat. The Niyamas are disciplines aimed at fostering positive qualities. Saucha ~ Purity, cleanliness of body and mind If you believe the expression ‘how you do anything is how you do everything’ you …

Yoga Ethics ~ Part II ~ Yamas (Restraints)

Remember from Part I that we are focussing in on how you can apply Yoga ethics when you are at Yoga school and on your mat. The ‘Yamas’ are universal principles aimed at destroying our lower nature; there are five of them: Ahimsa ~ Non-violence, Non-harming (think Ghandi!) Not just in relation to your fellow humans but also towards YOURSELF.  Not …

Raja Yoga ~ Part I – Ethics

A conversation with someone Friday in which they said they had always believed ‘pilates’ was Yoga has prompted me to do some new writing.  Remember Yogis! YOU and your needs and questions are always my main inspiration for being a teacher AND for writing these blogs.  For every person that makes such statement or question I am well aware there …

Mad Mat Matters II

Meandering through a dept store in London this was sticking out (see pic) from a pile of mats and it drew my attention.  It made me laugh ~ Yes! there are worse mats (no grip/bad quality) and there are thinner/thicker mats (grounding /light /bouncy /cushioning) but I always think the idea of a ‘Beginners’ Yoga ‘mat’ (which I see more …

Love is Like Breathing! You can’t ‘Live’ without it

Although hopeful, I know I am unlikely to persuade the pre-wedding party into the hot room on the wedding day for the ultimate de-stress.  So, in the moment just before the aisle walk or wedding speech, if nerves overcome, then a quick Yoga fix may be in order!  Asana would not be practical in the bridal gown and the groom …