Feeling overwhelmed with the sheer amount of choice you have as a consumer? Not quite sure how this fits in with something as esoteric sounding as a yama? Join me as I share exactly why our third yama – asteya – is more relevant than ever for modern day yoga practitioners.
Ancient Babylonians were thought to be the first people to make New Year’s resolutions, roughly 4,000 years ago. They weren’t in quite the same format as the ones we make today (reduce my screen time), and their New Year was in March (marking the planting of the new crops). But if we want someone to blame, we can start with them.
Every year we start the new year filled with good intentions. This year we’re going mould ourselves into a shinier, thinner, richer version of ourselves and not fall at the first hurdle and…oh, we just fell…
The same applies to New Year’s ‘yoga resolutions’. So here are some ideas about how to make New Year’s yoga resolutions and actually stick to them, so that by the end of this year, you can look back with a glow of pride, not a large helping of self-contempt. (more…)
You’ve now said goodbye to 2015 and have welcomed 2016 with its new hopes and goals. This is a good time to think and visualize how you would like to be and what you would like to do in this New Year. Health-wise speaking it’s good to think about how you did this past year, and what you would like to change or achieve. (more…)
Ever stopped and looked around and wondered why? Why are you doing this job you hate? Why are you considering signing up to yet another course to somehow improve yourself? Why are you saying yes to a party invite you really want to say no to?
As much as I love yoga, I’m not just a ‘yogi’. I love so many forms of fitness and in a general week I like to do at least three different types. As an ex-gymnast and dancer, yoga lends itself well to my love of being upside-down and bendy, so on top of doing calm, slow flow yoga sessions, I really enjoy a power yoga class or just a session working on my inversions and stretching. (more…)