Sharp Words

“The attitude of gratitude is the highest yoga”
Yogi Bhajan

 

Sharp Words

“The attitude of gratitude is the highest yoga”
Yogi Bhajan

 

How to cultivate gratitude and boost happiness

How to cultivate gratitude and boost happiness

"'Enough' is a feast." ~ Buddhist proverb This has been a particularly stressful year (to say the least), so as we verge towards the end of 2020 it is important to reflect on all the difficulties we have overcome and the blessings we have. Feeling grateful makes...

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7 tips to avoid lower back pain in yoga practice

7 tips to avoid lower back pain in yoga practice

If you have ever experienced lower back pain, then you are in good company. According to research, about 80 percent of adults experiencing it at some point in their lives.[1] Lower back pain can have a myriad of causes such as accidents, repetitive stress injuries,...

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A warming yoga routine for winter days

A warming yoga routine for winter days

As the days are getting shorter and colder, cranking up the thermostat and cuddling under a blanket with a cup of hot tea isn’t the only way to warm up. As winter creeps in, try this yoga routine to heat yourself up and stimulate the fire within. Keeping warm is vital...

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Dharma Yoga – 5 main things to know about it

Dharma Yoga – 5 main things to know about it

When you are quiet, you see everything with love. ~ Sri Dharma Mittra   As you may know, in 2018 I had the honour and pleasure to study 500hrs Advanced Dharma Yoga in New York with Sri Dharma Mittra himself. Sri Dharma Mittra is a classical Hatha-Raja Yoga...

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Yoga and lockdown. How our practice has changed

Yoga and lockdown. How our practice has changed

With the lockdown taking over the world, many turned to the practice of yoga to overcome the anxiety that the pandemic brought or simply to boost their wellbeing while fighting boredom. While we are kept out of studios and most teachers running classes via Zoom or...

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Yoga for the Trapezius… the neck and shoulders

Yoga for the Trapezius… the neck and shoulders

Golly, I’ve had a problem with my upper left trap for as long as I can remember. I look in the mirror and see one shoulder slightly higher than the other (groan). Aesthetically it bothered me, from approx 14yrs old, but not so much now. Physically, it is something...

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Top tips for a safe and fun solo yoga practice

Top tips for a safe and fun solo yoga practice

One of the most beautiful and liberating aspects of yoga is that you don’t need any fancy equipment or a designated building or field to practice. Yoga is accessible to everyone, everywhere. The practice meets you where you are – as long as you are willing to approach...

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How to find your inner calm in times of turmoil

How to find your inner calm in times of turmoil

“Love and peace of mind do protect us. They allow us to overcome the problems that life hands us. They teach us to survive… to live now… to have the courage to confront each day.” — Bernie Siegel We are living in some weird times… Who would have thought only a few...

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