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Hands-on Yoga: combining the Alexander Technique with Gentle Hatha

Put together the postural analysis of Alexander Technique and a gentle approach to Hatha Yoga and you get Hands-on Yoga. Let me explain… How many yoga practitioners regularly experience pain? Go on, admit it; even those of us who teach or practise a “gentle” style of yoga sometimes find that particular postures don’t agree with […]

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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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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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Hands-on Yoga: asana and the Alexander Technique

Put together the postural analysis of Alexander Technique and a gentle approach to Hatha Yoga and you get Hands-on Yoga. Let me explain… How many yoga practitioners regularly experience pain? Go on, admit it; even those of us who teach … Continue reading

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Best little family festival

On Saturday morning I was in the midst of dappled green light in a beautiful wood, listening to dance music through headphones, whilst watching my youngest son play in the stream with two new friends. Trill Summer Festival, 1-5 August … Continue reading

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Story of a dinner – from French garden to yoginis’ supper

This is the story of a delicious dinner – one of the yummy vegetarian feasts served at Les Aleis, the retreat centre in the south of France where I run a yoga holiday every September. It’s a great time of … Continue reading

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