Tag Archives: pranayama

London Study Circle with Sama Fabian

I’m delighted to be offering dedicated yoga practitioners the opportunity to study with inspirational yoga elder Sama Fabian over the next year. Sama is a wonderful teacher, at the same time rigorous and compassionate, whose teaching is inspired and sustained … Continue reading

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My feelings of loss – and how they’re lifting

Over the autumn and winter my sister and I have been moving our elderly mother into sheltered housing and selling the family home that had been a solid and reliable part of our lives almost since we were toddlers. Yesterday … Continue reading

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Holiday yoga tips to keep your practice going

The sun’s out; everyone’s in shorts; and the kids have finished school; holiday time is here. But with the change in routine from the term-time schedule of school runs and yoga classes, comes the risk for me of letting the … Continue reading

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Ten-minute yoga sessions

Here are seven 10-minute yoga sessions to download and practise at home. You can choose just one or string a few together to create a longer practice, depending on how much time you have. The final, seventh session, called “sitting … Continue reading

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Feeling stressed? Science says yoga can help

Earlier this month I saw findings of a scientific study of 25 Australian veterans of the Vietnam War who had suffered decades of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) – the mental illness with symptoms such as anxiety, depression, insomnia, flashbacks and … Continue reading

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Five best yoga books

Here’s my top five yoga books if you fancy something other than a blockbluster for your summer reading this year: 1. Yoga and the quest for the true self – Stephen Cope This is the book that got me thinking … Continue reading

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