I have edited and compiled some of my posts from last year into a PDF booklet. It contains thirty eight printable pages with practice ideas, words of encouragement and favourite poems. Less an instruction manual and more a friendly companion on your mat, I hope this booklet may support you in continuing or renewing a daily… Continue reading Permission to Stop – Free Booklet
A compilation of online resources created April - July 2020, during the corona virus pandemic. Video, audio and good old fashioned stick figures to support your home practice.
https://youtu.be/ecp2JKDmpJg Recorded live, July 26 2020. Self care face massage based on ayurvedic marma points.For relaxation and facial rejuvenation - grab your favourite face cream or essential oil.(8 min 46 seconds) This is an excerpt from the final Sunday Night Live class. To access the whole one hour class "Opening from Within" please register here.https://aspacetobe.thinkific.com/
My classes this month have contained opportunities to explore opening and closing and what I have been describing as 'unfurling' - a journey from flexion to extension. For me, unfurling implies an opening that somehow seems to come from inside us. This is the way I understand aparigraha. Aparigraha is the fifth of the yama, usually translated… Continue reading Opening from Within (aparigraha)
The fourth yama is brahmacarya. This Sanskrit word has various connotations in Indian culture. It means celibacy, but is also to do with the phase of our life when we are young and still learning and developing - a time perhaps we should be concentrating on our studies and avoiding distractions. I choose to interpret… Continue reading Lines in the Sand (brahmacarya)
"Walk as if you were kissing the earth with your feet"Thich Nhat Hanh The third of the yama is asteya which means not-stealing. Although I'm sure we are all honest and trustworthy people in this community, a practice of asteya might also include attention to situations in which we might inadvertently 'steal' someone's words, time,… Continue reading Treading Lightly (asteya)