Through the windows to the soul

‘If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.’ – William Blake Yoga plays with the relationship between the mind and the body, bringing the activity of the body and our ability to control that activity to the fore and using this as a way of stilling the […]

Sailing Through Life

“A ship is safe in the harbour, but that is not what ships are built for.” My friend who is moving from a major metropolitan area to the remote town of Katherine in the Northern Territory, Australia was sent this quote to help deal with this big life change. This conjured for me a recent sailing trip […]

The Three Actions of Yoga

Tapas, Svadhaya and Isvara Pranidhana are considered the 3 basic actions of yoga. These words have no single translation but you could say that the actions are self-discipline, self-study and self-surrender. This at least gives a better understanding but it also loses the richness of what is trying to be said which is why it […]

Letting Sound Be Itself

Having done yoga for 15 years without music I was surprised to learn that there were people with the opposite experience. For some teachers the fusion of yoga and music is a given. One teacher wrote: “if you don’t use music in your class, then you are just being lazy” Gosh was I being lazy? […]

A Brand New Dance -Fascia

There’s a brand new dance but I don’t know its name …………Fascia!* A theme that keeps coming up for me lately is the connections that exist right through the body and the importance of working the body as a whole unit, rather than isolating parts of the body when doing yoga poses. We develop from […]