The Yamas: Yoga and Social Justice

The world feels pretty upside down at the moment. The COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, George Floyd’s death in the USA and subsequent uprising against systemic racism. Wondering what all this has to do with yoga? Answer: a lot. Here’s an introduction to the Yamas – the ethical codes guiding our interactions with others.

Yoga tips for better sleep

Difficulty falling asleep? Frequent night waking? Racing thoughts at night? Waking too early? Ruminating on problems and worries in the middle of the night? Chances are you’ve experienced one or more of these at some point in your life, and it’s safe to say you’re not alone.
You can find lots of articles listing soothing yoga poses to try before bed, and I’ll mention a few here too. But one thing that’s often missing is strategies for knowing what sort of yoga you need on any particular night, and based on the particular type of sleep problem you’re experiencing. So here are seven tips from me to help you get a better night’s sleep.

Find the balance: acceptance and discipline in your yoga practice

A balance of acceptance and discipline is vital in our yoga practice. Too much acceptance and you might never get on your mat. Too much discipline and you start pushing yourself to the point of burn out.