I’ll never forget the day my friend signed me up to Facebook. It was 2007. She assured me this would be fun and a way for us to stay connected when she left. Little did I know or did any of us what would happen. I think you know exactly what I mean. Fun isn’t … More Flirting with Instagram
I’m not quite sure what’s happened to yoga right now but its freaking me out! I just finished reading an article on how TY KU Sake is introducing its new brand of wonderful to the yoga world. That’s right folks apparently yogis need sake! It’s better for you than wine and lord knows we need … More Drink me, I’ll make you happy!
When I met my partner John Weddepohl, I felt I was at the peak of my understanding of yoga and yoga practice. I had read every book out there on the philosophy of tantra, studied the science of mantra and yantra and had a deeply entrenched physical practice, which included an understanding of Ayurveda and … More Why take that next step?
Symbols, for as long as mankind has been around symbols have fascinated us, their architecture invoking inner archetypes. It’s no surprise that ancient India has authored the deepest symbology of all, a mapping of the human body through a sacred geometry called Yantra. The word Yantra comes from the root word Yam, meaning to sustain. … More Making the everyday sacred through the beauty of Yantra practice
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I always thought that yoga was a cure-all. In fact I was absolutely convinced it was. That’s why it was so hard to believe that someone like me, a yoga teacher for over 23 years, could end up being a late onset adult type 1 diabetic. But now, almost seven years since my diagnosis, I’m … More Is Yoga a Cure-All for Diabetes?
Not everyone is as disciplined as they’d like to be. These days with our hectic pressure both on and offline we need a daily practice more than ever. So what keeps us stepping on the Mat day after day? Here’s 3 quick tips. 1. Set aside a specific “ practice time” and practice in a … More 3 Secrets to Fire up your Home Practice
Being able to share and teach yoga with my partner John Weddepohl has absolutely transformed my life. After 4 years of practicing, travelling and teaching together we feel we have come up with a bullet proof formula which energises and balances the body and totally transforms your relationship with yourself and the world around you. In our new film we share how we both found Yoga and why we now share इष्टम् ISHTAM. The total culmination of Yoga. … More On a personal note
I’m not one to talk I’ve never experienced shattering violence, rape or abuse so I could never stand in the shoes of a victim. But I am deeply horrified and affected by what the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has revealed about the true nature of one of our most respected and revered Yoga institutions. Terms like cult leader, sexual deviant, pedophile, rapist and more are words I would have never expected to hear about a Guru whose practices have spawned a generation of devout and learned yogis. Like many; photos of Satyananda adorned my altar, Bihar school books lined my shelves and my own practices of mantra and yantra and my beliefs about the nature of the yogic experience were influenced by what I had read and practiced. Now it seems everything is up for grabs and long time devotees are shunning their names and questioning the very nature of their own experiences as yoga practitioners. Satyananda yoga is on trial and the verdict doesn’t look good. … More Has Yoga been stretching the Truth?
Yesterday one of my students reposted a video from DoYouYoga.com about morning rituals. It depicted a scantily clad yogini littered with tattoos making a simple cup of herbal chai which progressed to a not so simple morning yoga sequence in a dimly lit apartment. The music was engaging and the yogini’s execution flawless. It’s hard not to aspire to that when you start your practice. But I am here to tell you that no matter how beautiful the lens and how dedicated the student the way we look in our everyday practice is far from perfect. … More A Morning Yoga practice