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New Year Resolution workshop, January 8, London

Want to make yoga or meditation a more central part of your life? Give mind, body and soul a boost with a workshop to help you develop and sustain your own regular yoga or meditation practice. What they said last … Continue reading

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A gift of yoga – to people in prison

For the last couple of months I’ve been teaching a weekly yoga class to men coming towards the end of long prison sentences. Some were introduced to yoga in prison – for others this lunchtime session in probation service hostel … Continue reading

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Midsummer Reflection: turning points

This reflection – or meditation – was conceived on 20 June, Midsummer’s Eve 2015, with 19 of my yoga friends forming a sunny circle in a grassy Dorset meadow.

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10 ways to beat the December frazzled feeling

At this time of year we can sometimes find ourselves overwhelmed by demands on our time and energy. Even if you’re not trying to live up to self-imposed expectations of making perfect home-made Christmas cards (no way) and home-cooked Christmas … Continue reading

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How to make yoga a habit for life

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” – Aristotle We’re nearing that time of year when we think about kicking our bad habits – and adopting some good ones. If yoga is … Continue reading

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What silence did to my mind

Earlier this month I spent a weekend in complete silence. From Friday evening through to Sunday afternoon I spoke to no one. No catch-ups with friends or family; no shouting at the TV, or the kids; no embarrassed small-talk with … Continue reading

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Why meditation is easy, hard – and worth it

I once asked my inspirational yoga teacher Judith Lasater what would be her best advice for surviving the challenges of parenthood. Without missing a beat, she answered: “meditate”. Now, after nearly three years of trying – and mainly failing – to … Continue reading

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