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The Cheeky Yogi contemplates ‘Back to School’

The Cheeky Yogi contemplates 'Back to School'

Remember being a kid, the night before the start of the new school year? Fear grips your churning stomach – a new class, a new teacher, a new label as a ‘big girl’.

At the same time, excitement radiating from every pore at the idea of seeing friends, sharing (and embellishing) your summer holiday adventures and the ultimate joy of getting away from your older/younger brother/sister. (more…)

The Cheeky Yogi Listens to the Nonsense she Spouts

The Cheeky Yogi Listens to the Nonsense she Spouts

Everything is subjective. Yoga is highly subjective. Words are subjective. Even left and right is subjective. I know that ‘traditionally’ left is, well, on the left and right is on the other side.

But if you stand in front of a mirror, then magic happens. What was left is now right. So it’s wrong, because it is right. See? Subjective.

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Asteya: How The Art Of Not Stealing Makes You Wealthier

Asteya: How The Art Of Not Stealing Makes You Wealthier

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.

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Brahmacarya – Is Everything In Moderation Really The Yogic Way?

Brahmacarya – Is Everything In Moderation Really The Yogic Way?

Sex, food, yoga – are these things we should only have in moderation? In a world of sensory overload, it’s easy to get confused between what we need, and what we want, but how would you react if we told you that sex, food and even yoga should all be taken in moderation?

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Explore the Purusharthas — Can We Really Have it All?

Explore the Purusharthas — Can We Really Have it All?

A good career, enough money, great health, a good time and spiritual fulfilment – too much to ask? Surely you can’t have it all?

Well, actually, yes you can. Desire is what makes us human, and by understanding what the heart truly wants, we can uncover our soul’s deepest desires to live a well balanced and happy life. We hear so often in yoga circles that attachment to desire is bad, that wanting things is not very “yogic”, and that we’re supposed to be living a life of unattached bliss. What if I was to tell you that all your desires — a good job, wealth and health, pleasure and spiritual fulfilment — were part of your spiritual journey? (more…)