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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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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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Brixton Yogathon – we did it!

It took over three hours, but we did it: 108 sun salutations on a bright Sunday morning raising money for the Prison Phoenix Trust, which supports yoga and meditation in prisons. Thirteen of us – a mixture of yoga students … Continue reading

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Sun salutation – a gentle version

Six weeks of training starts on Monday for the Brixton Yogathon – 108 sun salutations in aid of the Prison Phoenix Trust, supporting yoga and meditation in prisons. I first learnt sun salutations 30 years ago when I did yoga … Continue reading

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