Tail bone aka coccyx

Tucked off – my tail bone is done with cues

My tail bone is done being tucked, it wants out. My spine is over trying to be straight and wants it’s curves back. My sit bones have had enough of their flesh being pulled out from under them and want their long lost glutes comfortably back underneath them. This one’s for the cues that are…

hatha-pranayama

On breathing – the art of undoing

I have been lucky enough to have 18 wonderful new students to Yoga sign up for a 6 week beginners course with me this month. This feels like a huge honour and privilege – but where to start? Breath, the breath seems like the most obvious place to start yes?  Ok so do we start…

hands and candles

Tapas – the fire of transformation

If you practice Yoga and think Tapas are just delicious small Spanish snacks then read on. Tapas is one of the Niyamas (observances) as stated by Patanjali in the Yoga Sutras. It is just one of 10 things we should adhere to alongside our asana practice when traveling the path towards Yoga. The Yamas (restraints)…

Wobbly

The Wobbles

When we experience a wobble in our feelings, thoughts or in our physical Yoga practice are we failing to do something correctly and are these wobbles a sign of us not doing well? Or are the wobbly bits us trying to figure out where our centre is. Is being a bit wobbly actually a really…

There is always...

On Empathy, Altruism and Selfish selflessness

I was wondering the other day how a homeless person would get on if they set themselves up outside a Yoga studio. Would they receive an endless stream of smiles, food, conversation and support. Would they be in on some of that ‘open hearted expansive love for all living beings’ that the teacher is telling…

Dissolve into Peace

“Delight in this entire universe As permeated with divine awareness, And every area of your body – Your feet, your face, your shoulders – Made out of divine awareness. The Earth you are standing on, Out beyond the farthest horizons, The stars and the reaches of space – All are arising from God – consciousness.…