All tagged Practice

Teacher Training at Yoga Beach House

I've just emerged from running the first TTC at Yoga Beach House as the lead trainer, an experience that has plunged me deeper into my yogic lifestyle and transformed the lives of 8 other yogis. For a few years I asked myself the question, should I run a TTC as I started to have a number of students ask me about becoming teachers.

Back To Basics

I have to admit I get tempted to join the debate or the argument and spend time labouring my point, my ideas and my ideals. I feel the anger building in my chest at controversial news articles, I want to stand up for what I believe yoga to be and to quash dumbfounded statements. And then, I meditate. 

The Full Moon and You

Have you ever felt a little over emotional, stressed or depleted of energy around the time of the full moon?  This is the experience of many people, emotions seem heightened, tensions come to the surface, it is a time to be aware of, to take care of ourselves and our relationships.  Many yogis chose not to practice the asana side of their yoga practice during this time as there is a greater risk of injury when the moon is full. 

The Purple Cloak

Until recently I have been extremely affected by other people’s emotions.  The purple cloak is the answer. If someone came to class and they were unhappy or elated I would feel it. Often I would finish teaching and either go off into a corner and cry or I’d feel too elated and wired.  I then learnt about how to protect myself from other people’s energies.  

What is "true" yoga?

There's always a lot of discussion about what constitutes "true" yoga - is it yoga if you are chanting mantras daily? Is it yoga if you get sweaty and hot during asanas and workout? Is it yoga if you smile, have fun and enjoy yourself? Is it yoga if you relax, meditate, let go and heal yourself? 

Your body after a baby

I started practising yoga around 4 weeks after giving birth, I felt ready and I needed to do it for my own wellbeing. I began gently but quickly felt strong enough to progress to a more demanding practice. And now 2 years later

How to deal with breakdowns?

I hate it when things go wrong, when I feel like I lose control of a situation. Recently I was driving to my yoga class in Mimizan Plage, an hour from my home. I was motoring along making good time, I checked the petrol gage as I passed a station, still a quarter full so no need to stop. And then 10 minutes