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How Can We Apply Yoga Philosophy In Everyday Situations?

If we identify with yogic philosophy, then in some way we believe that our actions, thoughts and behaviours affect more than just our immediate, micro environment. Every action has the ability to send karmic ripples that may be felt and experienced beyond our country borders and beyond our...

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How to Get Unstuck With (or Without) Yoga

Last week, I got stuck.I must’ve slept funny or something because I couldn’t sit still for meditation and I’m usually quite good at sitting. And then this should have been an opportunity to practice letting go, but Monkey Mind over here teamed up with Backache and before I knew it, rather than in...

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Upaya & Action as Compassion

The Buddhist teaching of Upaya, a Sanskrit word meaning, skillful means, is the concept of using skills and talents for the well-being of others, to ultimately help them reach enlightenment. It comes from the Mahayana Buddhist lineage where Upaya is seen as a skill that all Bodhisattvas...

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5 Tips For Grounding Your Body & Mind In Autumn

As I sit to write this, the rain is pouring outside, I have thick socks on, warm tea and all of a sudden it feels like we are on the cusp of change. We are on the move towards the beautiful season of Autumn and with it comes the need for personal change to maintain internal balance.Vata dosha is...

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Meet Anni Reid | 2020 Alumnus

This interview was held with with Alumnus, Anni Reid of Victoria, Canada, in October 2020. She recently completed her 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training, and is currently enrolled in the 300 Hour program. Angela Inglis, faculty member, is the interviewer. What is your yoga background? I have done...

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Discipline On & Off My Mat

Research has been shedding a lot of light on the power of mindfulness and I don’t know about you but for me the practice of mindfulness isn’t easy, it takes force and discipline. The practice of mindfulness is integral in helping reduce stress, improve sleep and increase focus. In the unbridled...

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Lessons from “the Upside Down”

One of the things that I love most about yoga is that it allows me to process and play with life challenges on the mat. One recent experience I have had of this has been my adventure with inversions: at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown (which has been quite severe here in Scotland...

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Ahimsa: A Commitment to Non-Violence

Ahimsa is the first commitment we are asked to make on the yogic path as described in Patanjali’s Ashtanga Yoga system. It is the first Yama and the Yamas are the first of the 8 limbs on the yogic journey. The Yamas are commitments we make regarding our conduct – in relationship to others and...

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Are You Abiding In Your Soul Home?

Do you have a soul home? That special place where your body sings and your heart soars? I’d never really considered the idea of a soul home before but I recall the times I just knew I was not living in my soul home. I was born and raised in the suburbs and my earliest conscious memories of living...

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The Magic of Boredom

A couple of years ago, I was so incredibly lucky to go on a fantastic yoga retreat with my mum. We jetted off to Thailand for a week’s stay at an all-inclusive Ayurvedic Resort. Each day, we were nourished with morning yoga classes, delicious seasonal meals and dreamy spa treatments. You could...

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