Category: breathing

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Day 6 & 7 – one-month introduction to meditation

Hi. I did it on purpose. Did you even notice the absence of a post yesterday? If you did, did you meditate anyway? I did that because the path of meditation is the path of personal freedom. If you are interested in learning to meditate, and following this blog, then you are surely interested in […]

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Day 3 – one-month introduction to meditation

Good evening. Today’s post comes a little late as I have been working flat-out at the amazing SHA Wellness. Yep, I actually earn my living as a yoga and meditation teacher. Not bad, eh? Yesterday, I asked you to co-ordinate breath and steps. We will stay with this same technique today, but start lengthening the […]

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One-month introduction to meditation

January is the month of resolutions and there is no better resolution you can make – and keep – than fitting meditation practice into your life. I have seen some meditation guides that seem to propose a “new” activity every day. This, to me, does not compute. Meditation is about choosing your path, sticking to […]

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Even yogis have down days

Today was just one of those days. Feeling narky, out of sorts, with too many troubling thoughts running around my head. I wasn’t in dire straits, just a little off-colour. It happens to all of us, even yogis. Difference is, we yogis have tools to work with when things seems askew. Mindfulness, deep breathing and […]

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How We Breathe: Moving things around

Introduction We usually just think of the breath as being Oxygen in and CO2 out…if we think about the breath at all.  Yoga practitioners may think about prâna.  But few of us take the time to contemplate all the other things that move around because of the breath. Most of us know a little about […]

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Teaching yoga from the heart

Every day I wake up thinking about yoga.  It has been like this for as long as I can remember.  It is my deepest passion, my guiding light, the shining star in my sky.   Yoga teachers are bound to one fundamental rule:  you can only teach what you know.  And knowing yoga is about doing […]

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Get on your mat! Yoga to ease the symptoms of menopause

I came across this article about the benefits of yoga for peri-menopausal and post-menopausal women.  I just had to share! The study was done by researchers in Germany,  and examined groups of women in the USA, India, Brazil, China, South Korea and Germany.  What is really interesting about the breadth of the study groups is […]