As those of us in England settle in to our second national 'lockdown', here is a new yoga nidra practice called 'Gathering Our Resources'. It is an invitation to reflect on what it is we need to be nourished at all levels and to set an intention to gather those things in.
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.
A rose does not compare itself with the other roses, it just blooms! This month I am writing and teaching about the Niyama - five ideas from the Yoga Sutras that are about our personal habits. I think of them as a simple yogic model of self care and am almost a little amused to… Continue reading Blooming in Your Own Way (sauca samtosa)
Today I would like to share with you these words from Bob Sharples (an Australian psychologist and meditation teacher). He writes about 'meditation' but you could substitute this for 'yoga', 'relaxation' or even just 'practice'. Don’t meditate to fix yourself,to heal yourself,to improve yourself,to redeem yourself.Rather, do it as an act of love,of deep warm friendship… Continue reading Self Care Vs Self Improvement
Sundays 8.00-9.00pm, via Zoom, register here. Weekly online yoga class with Lucy Maresh. Practices are chosen to be accessible for beginners and experienced practitioners alike. The focus is on yoga techniques for relaxation and efficient breathing. Sunday evening classes will continue throughout June on the theme of Niyama and are supported by a weekly newsletter containing video… Continue reading Online – Sunday Night Live – Self Care (Niyama)
The political is personal. I first became aware of Jacinda Ardern when she announced last year that the New Zealand budget would "prioritise wellbeing over economic growth". What might it look like in my own personal life, to prioritise my wellbeing over my productivity?