Change is difficult for humans. We place ourselves in the past or the future instead of that tricky present moment of in-betweenness. Yoga has a lot to teach us here.
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2021: A year of healing
My theme for 2021 was “Healing”.
What will you take with you from 2021? And what will you let go of to make space as we welcome 2022?
Radical rest: Are you resting or collapsing?
When was the last time you truly rested? I don’t mean sitting on the sofa watching TV, or even reading a book, but truly deep restorative rest.
2020: A year of showing up
As we began 2020 I took a deep breath to steel myself for the year ahead. My theme for 2020 was Show Up, and here’s how it panned out in the year of the pandemic.
If you’re angry and you know it stamp your feet (and 9 other top tips)
If you don’t know what to do when you feel angry – here are a few of the ideas I have picked up over the years.
Yoga myths and yoga magic
“You’re not adding poses to your shopping trolley”. Here are a few myths about yoga you might be carrying around with you…and some yoga magic to help you on your way.
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.
How to go easy on yourself in times of stress
If you’re feeling tired and foggy-headed, here are some ideas to help you go easy on yourself in these difficult days of lockdown.
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.
2019: Trust in action
Have you ever tried choosing a theme for your year instead of resolutions? Here’s how my year shaped up with the theme of “Trust”…