In June of this year, our dear teacher departed this life. What a loss for the world. What a loss for the yoga community. What a loss for me. Within the broader yoga community, a person who studies, practices and
Whether you go to an ashram for the atmosphere, the practice or just for a holiday, great self-awareness and growth can occur. I want to share with you my experience of my stint in a Satyananda ashram in India in
A few months ago, we had a state election. I spent the whole day in the sun handing out “How to Vote” cards for the Animal Justice Party. [For those who think that that is incompatible with teaching yoga, please
There was some sadness for me at Christmas – even apart from my usual sadness of so many animals being slaughtered to go onto celebratory plates. Dr. Rishi Vivekananda died a few days before Christmas. Vivek, as he was affectionately
To lose weight? To become fitter? To start those foreign language classes you’ve been promising yourself? To take that trip you’ve always wanted? To learn to relax? Whatever your New Year’s resolution – have you started yet? What positive steps
We all know that we can go without food for several weeks; we can go without water for several days, but most of us can’t even go a minute without breathing. So, in a very real sense, breath is life.
Meditation is central to yoga, as it improves the well-being of your body, mind and life. My favourite Swami told of the time that a neighbour asked her, “You teach exercises, don’t you?” Swami was most indignant and replied, “No,