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The Cheeky Yogi and the Daemon

The Cheeky Yogi and the Daemon

I have 2 things I need to do. 1. Hand in some assignments for a course 2. Write this Cheeky Yogi. My first option is so brain numbingly boring that every time my finger hovers over the link to open the ‘tab of tedium’, my finger falls off. In fact, I currently only have 4 fingers. But being a yogi with special siddhis they will grow back by this evening, so I am not too bothered. The second option is just as difficult, I stare at my blank computer screen with my 4 fingers poised over the keyboard, but zilch, zip, nothing comes to mind.

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Halle Berry’s Topless Headstand; The Do’s and Don’t’s

Halle Berry's Topless Headstand; The Do's and Don't's

Halle Berry is the evergreen Oscar winner, who just so happens to be 51 years old. But despite hitting her half-century, she couldn’t look further from being middle-aged. (more…)

Poppy Pickles

How a Beginner’s Mind Can Transform Your Practice

How a Beginner’s Mind Can Transform Your Practice

“In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities. In the expert’s mind there are few.”
~Shunryu Suzuki, Zen Monk

Image Credit: westpark via Flickr.
Image Credit: westpark via Flickr.

Mindfulness, meditation, chanting; there is a myriad of ways to bring calm and serenity to our lives.  However, a very simple and useful concept when it comes to our yoga practice is ‘Shoshin’, a Zen Buddhist concept that translates as ‘The Beginner’s Mind’. In practice it means accepting things the way they are, without layering on our own preconceptions. (more…)

Poppy Pickles