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Slow & Steady Wins

The short story written by Aesop called "The Tortoise and the Hare", and the practice of meditation have a lot in common. Do you you remember the part of the story where the tortoise miraculously wins the race because the egotistical hare absentmindedly fell asleep? This story, like meditation...

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Yoga ~ More Than Poses

Recently, one of my students confessed how different his experience was, going to a yoga class in a nearby city. He told me he was surprised how most of the teachers didn't offer an intention or touch on any yoga philosophy; the overall tone felt like a fitness class with stretching....

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The Nourishment of Silence

Nearly 12 years ago when I did my yoga teacher training in India, we had a guest teacher: a sprightly and lively yogi in his 90s. My teacher, also a yogi from India, said that each of us could ask this wise man one question. I wanted to make my question count: If he could give us 3 pieces of...

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Yoga Industry Reflections

What an experience and an honour to represent Yogacara and Your Yoga Flow in London, UK last October for the annual Om Yoga Show: a three-day event for vendors and teachers to share, learn and create connections.I was blessed to be able to teach a class called Essential Yin (my first on UK soil)...

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Clarity is Purity

Clarity is the quality of purity. There are different grades and levels of clarity when it comes to diamonds, but what about the clarity of your visions and goals? Mantras can be effective tools guiding us towards clarity, especially in moments of doubt or judgement.Mantras are positive...

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Prescribing Self-Care Time

As yoga teachers, we all know how healing time, is. Time to rest, restore and re-fuel – it's the body’s natural healing mechanism. So why then, with this knowledge, do so many of us struggle to allocate ourselves enough time? Even as a child, I struggled with anxiety. Years later, as my practice...

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Practicing Metta Meditation

Recently, when I was leading a weekend yoga retreat, we practiced Metta Meditation. Metta means benevolence or loving-kindness. This Buddhist meditation practice helps us to understand four qualities of love: 1. Friendliness (metta)2. Compassion (karuna)3. Appreciative Joy (mudita) 4. Equanimity...

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Manifesting 101

When I first heard that your thoughts create your reality my initial reaction was “cool, ok, so think positive.” My second response was “oh s%&t what about all the other times!?” This was a hard pill to swallow, especially on the days when things weren’t going my way. It seemed like no matter...

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