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I’m a Yoga Teacher Who’s Never Been to India, and That’s Okay

I'm a Yoga Teacher Who's Never Been to India, and That's Okay

Okay, I admit: I’ve never been to India.

Image Credit: Aatur Harsh on Unsplash.
Image Credit: Aatur Harsh on Unsplash.

Why is it that these five words used to make me feel almost ashamed, as though it’s not possible to be interested in yoga — and definitely not be a yoga teacher — if you’ve never visited the vast continent that is India? I practice yoga every day. I study my books, I go to classes, I work hard at improving my teaching. (more…)

Challenge Yourself And Change Your Life!

Challenge Yourself And Change Your Life!

Ok, the title of this piece may be a little optimistic, but I really do think that we can challenge our way to a different life. A case in point is our Beginning Yoga-thon hero Rob, who this week is coming to the end of his challenge: attending a class a day for the whole month of July.

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5 Lessons From My Failed Yoga Challenge

5 Lessons From My Failed Yoga Challenge

New Year, New Me

At the end of last year a very inspiring article encouraged me to set myself a challenge: an hour of yoga a day for a year. On the 31st December I began my journey. There were a couple of reasons behind wanting to do it: (more…)

Santosha – Is Contentment The New Happiness?

Santosha – Is Contentment The New Happiness?

What does it mean to be truly content? Is it even possible in this day and age when we are programmed to always desire more? And what’s the difference between being happy and being content? Discover why you need to step up your search for the second niyama, santosha, or contentment, to find true happiness.

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