Chinese proverbs to help with modern life

It is the Chinese New Year this coming Friday and will be the year of the Ox so perhaps we should be practicing Cow Face Pose! Here are some Chinese proverbs to ponder on. Different locks must be opened with different keys: Every problem we face in life will require a different set of skills Continue reading »

Another Groundhog Day

In North America they celebrate Groundhog Day on 2 February when the groundhog comes out of hibernation. It is said that if it is sunny and the animal sees its shadow then it goes back into its den and this warns of another six weeks of wintry weather. The term ‘groundhog day’ has been included Continue reading »

Be true to yourself and connected to your heart

This week’s mantra: “I am true to myself and connected to my heart”. As we move through 2021, the uncertainty of last year seems to be continuing. We can’t change that but we can adjust our focus to being true to ourselves, speak ‘from the heart’ and be guided by what our heart needs not Continue reading »

Blue Monday?

Every year, the third Monday of January is dubbed “Blue Monday” and that falls today on Monday 18 January. The theory goes that this is the time of year when we’re all cold, broke and riddled with guilt that our new year’s resolutions to get fit, drink less alcohol and be a better human being Continue reading »

Let go of what is weighing you down

Do you find yourself stuck with a heavy weight of stress and worry? Yoga can bring a change in your life but to get the full benefit you need to release into your practice. If you can release, then your mind will calm, your worries are subdued and stress can be managed. The first step Continue reading »

Five ways to stay positive through the winter

Christmas is over and the long dark winter months are here. This time can be tough for many people even in normal times but we are starting this year with uncertainty and worry following the events of 2020. There are some things though that we can do to give ourselves a lift and help us Continue reading »

The end of another year and start of a new one

Well, I think we can all agree that for better or for worse, there’s no denying that 2020 was a year to remember. We might remember periods of isolation, restriction, lack and despair. We might also remember slowing down, making do with less and rethinking our values. Surviving this year is an achievement. It has Continue reading »

Winter Solstice

We are approaching the end of the year (thank goodness I hear you say!!). Winter Solstice is on 21 December and this is the shortest day so the good news is the days start to get longer from here on! As we start this new season, we return to our Seasonal Yoga practice. Seasonal Yoga Continue reading »

How can my home practice help me today?

As we continue to practice our yoga at home, let’s take a moment to think about that. An important part of home practice is learning to listen to what you need each time you practice and having no expectations of yourself. Each time you turn up to your mat is a new experience and is Continue reading »

Gratitude Challenge – Week 4

We are into our final week of our Gratitude Challenge with a bonus extra one as the last day of November is next week. That’s your day to look over your gratitude list or perhaps think about any of the challenges that you want to keep going with. I’d welcome your feedback on how this Continue reading »