12/4/21 Guidance & Protocols Still With Us

So. 12/4/21. ‘GUIDANCE’ IS STILL WITH US. Risk Assessments, Mitigation Plans and Protocols are STILL WITH US and Gov’t still expects us to promote: …“PHYSICAL DISTANCING AND CLEANLINESS… AT THE …

WHAT DOES ‘FINDING YOURSELF’ MEAN?

Using western ‘logic’ ‘fact/literal meaning’ it is too easy to dismiss this little phrase as a bit of ‘new agey’ ‘nonsense’. To the person who hasn’t explored the idea these …

Daydream Believer

When I’m practicing Yogasana my mind is 100% ‘IN THE MOMENT’.  This state did not come easily; it took a while at outset of practice to develop this strong body-mind …

The Way of the Peaceful Warrior

Aah dusting: an excellent way to re-acquaint yourself with classics; THIS ONE has had its 3 readings 🙂 first early 90s and it truly DID bring big CHANGE to my …

The Doors of Perception

Just done some Yoga and feeling a bit trippy! ~ I remember reading The Doors of Perception {Huxley} thinking gad he goes on a bit about ‘that chair’! but I …

CONTAGION ‘MITIGATION’ PLAN

****scroll down to see 26/8/21 ‘Stage 7’ update**** We are so happy and excited to be able to WELCOME YOU BACK to our little Yoga school.  To help you feel …

2020/21 cv era diary

The following is YM record of events/communications to our practitioners and protocols/mitigation updates/ focuses over this era since 11/3/2020 : CONTAGION ‘MITIGATION’ PLAN is a separate document. 26/8/21 ~ ****26 August …

Love is…

Part 1 ~ LOVE is… CELEBRATION! Is there a better topic to discuss than LOVE? Darren and I 17 years married today (21 years together {2020}) and of course Valentines …

HOW NOW 2020?

WHAT.a.year.  It has been MASSIVE in terms of our Yoga community locally AND globally.  The world in its changing feels freefall and less predictable at the moment; where will we …

You are the driver…

Dear Practitioners Having received a parking ticket at Langford Friday evening for forgetting to display ‘time arrived’ (ouch!) it got me thinking on the whole parking and driving to Yoga …

getting back to that sacred space

Excitement is starting to build… We will be starting back with our FULL SCHEDULE ~ YES! Bikram Yoga EVERYDAY! Sometimes TWICE! Because Bikram practitioners deserve to be able to practice …

No Devices in Yoga School

Sometimes we have to home in on the ‘etiquettes’ what they are and why we have them so people can work on the same page as us if they wish… …

Raja Yoga ~ Part I – Ethics

THE TREE OF YOGA represents one of the 4 main Paths of Yoga ~ ‘RAJA’ or Royal Yoga.  The Tree has EIGHT LIMBS or ‘branches’ (referencing Patanjali’s Sutras and ‘Ashtanga’ or ‘Eightfold’ …

Someone messaged me some months ago about an emotion that tended to rise for them immediately after a practice. I just came across my answer again and I thought I …

Math – All the Cool Kids Are Doing It

As usual I have a number of books ‘on the go’: ‘Harry Potter’ (again! keeping my daughter company on her first reading), ‘Of Human Bondage’, ‘The Chair’, ‘The Casual Vacancy’, …

BREAKING SYMMETRY

Have you ever heard the expression ‘if your gonna be tight be tight on both sides’ ? 🙂 Think about it!  One sure way your body will be MORE vulnerable …

Lines of Energy

You can change a posture in an instant by creating a LINE OF ENERGY. You are a living being. You are a LIFE FORCE. In Yoga class we work to …

Trees for Life

It has long been on our mind that we need to do something to offset any negative imprint the running of our lovely studio may have on the environment.  It …

BELLY UP PART II ~ SEE YOUR BELLY ~

AT THE BEGINNING of a Bikram Yoga Class in ‘Pranayama’ one of the standard phrases in the Bikram dialogue is ‘stomach in…depression of the abdominal wall…ribs stick out’ ‘RIB CAGE …

feeling your Yoga

A YOGA POSE IS A LIVING THING.  Not set in stone. Your pose is ever changing. It expresses differently from personality to personality, body to body, history to history, class …

~ FEEL V. FORCE ~

After 2 posts about ‘seeing’ your Yoga I thought I better ‘Yin’ it out with a couple of ‘FEELING’ your Yoga post :). Its all about balance 🙂 : Sometimes …

~ MIRROR MIRROR ~

Do you obey what your eyes show you or do you feel your Yoga? Some might say feeling your Yoga is King but as a beginner the reality can be …

Don’t Nourish the Flourish

More experienced students taking places in front few rows please/should be aware of the newbies placed behind them and try to lead by example: remembering not to insert extra movements/quirks/flourishes …

Responsibility; the Road Less Travelled

BIKRAM YOGA IS, amongst many other things, about strength, flexibility, balance and stamina which contribute HUGEly to one’s overall health and fitness. This is a challenging beginning Yoga class and …

Bikram’s Five Qualities of Mind

The Boss says: “the greatest challenge we face as human beings is controlling and properly using our own minds… The ego driven mind… does not want to give up its …

Yoga Matters Manifesto

As you LOOK into the eyes of your reflection and KNOW these are the eyes of your teacher, you REALISE there is nowhere to hide. Your smartphone can’t help you …

WHO AM I

A self enquiry that has been pondered through the ages. It’s a mystery! In Yoga, observation of breath can be one method to assist with finding the answer. Just switch …

Change One Thing. Change Everything.

Change Nothing? Nothing Will Change. {May 2015} Yesterday I was unexpectedly presented with a person that I associate with being the cause of extreme stress for myself personally (Yes I …

Choosing the ‘Right’

The word ‘right’ is not right! The word ‘perfect’ is not perfect! Words are so powerful; what would we do without Shakespeare’s 800 ! I fancy I have invented a …

MUKTI

~ RANDOM MEANDERING YOGIC THOUGHTS TODAY ~ I was chatting with someone on Friday and they told me {this is not verbatim} that sometimes their Yoga took place after 9p.m. …

Thumbs Up!

Whist I was tightening up all my bits preparing for Part I Utkatasana today I suddenly became excessively aware of my THUMBS! I feel them, any movement, they feel strong, …

I Am Awesome Yogi

So folks, I’m psyched! After an amazing weekend in Brighton (I even got a glimpse of their naked bike ride!! Woohooo (ok more than a glimpse 😉 possibly more than …

PEACE

“Don’t let anyone walk through your mind with their dirty feet”~ Mahatma Ghandi I love this quote but actually this post is not about other people’s feet 🙂 – it …

Yoga Homework

Put some “Yoga” in your journey to YM… Om Shanti 🙂

How to approach your practice…

The sequence performed as a ‘whole’ is what maximises benefits. Practicing the sequence nourishes and invigorates the entire body and mind as well as enabling one to access their own …

Happy Hydrating

Managing your water consumption in a Bikram environment So you all know you must come to class properly hydrated; come in de-hydrated and it is downhill all the way.  You …