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The Cheeky Yogi – You can’t be 100% Authentic 

The Cheeky Yogi - You can’t be 100% Authentic 

Barely two months after graduating from my 200-hour teacher training course, I landed a regular teaching slot at one of the most exclusive clubs in the UK. This isn’t me bragging, but contemplating ‘how on earth did that happen?!’ How do you land a yoga job when you’re a fresh graduate (or newbie)? What is the magic formula for landing a yoga job? Sometimes it’s an audition and the employer just knows you’ll fit in. Sometimes it’s timing and the gods decide to smile on you that day (and you remember your cues!). Or maybe it’s who you know (and/or how many Instagram followers you have!!), but that discussion is for another article.

Let’s be honest, in the beginning, no matter how good your 200-hour teacher training is, you are still wading your way through mud trying to find your own voice. ‘Just be yourself’ gets bandied about as a solution, but isn’t that similar to being told to ‘act natural’ whilst bending over in a wide-legged forward fold with the entire class fixed intently on your rotund posterior. What does ‘just be yourself’ even mean? (more…)

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What’s the Story with Kirtan?

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Yoga is a vast subject, and just when you think you know all about it, a whole new yogic practice hoves into view that you know nothing about – step forward, kirtan. So what’s the story of kirtan? Put simply, it is yogic chanting, meditation through song, or communal meditation. It is an ancient practice that is being brought bang up-to-date and steadily rising in popularity here in the UK. So here’s a handy guide to kirtan, from its ancient origins to its modern-day form. (more…)

Poppy Pickles

Ayurveda: Controlling the Chaos

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There can be so much chaos in our outer and inner worlds. It can be overwhelming, confusing, depressing, and frustrating. And while we cannot fully control what happens outside of us, we can control what happens inside of us.

It is through Ayurveda we are taught how to maintain a healthy mind, body, and spirit. It patiently guides us and opens a gateway to our true nature by honoring our connection to the cosmos and recognizing the different forms and energies which we are comprised. (more…)

Jaclyn Andrews

What Is It About OM That Makes Yogis Tick?

What Is It About OM That Makes Yogis Tick?

Some may call it ‘udgita’ – the uplifting chant – Omkara or Shabda Brahman – supreme consciousness – but whatever you call it and whether you practice Iyengar, Vinyasa, Hatha or any other variation of yoga, it is likely that your teacher will begin or end your class by chanting OM.

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A Brief Introduction to the Chakra System

A Brief Introduction to the Chakra System

Welcome to your e-guide to the chakra system! Here, we will be exploring what the chakras are, how they relate to you and how you can improve your health and wellbeing by giving yourself a chakra check-up. We’ll also look at the many many ways to balance and restore them. But first… (more…)