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  • Who am I?  How redefining yourself by your values can serve you both on + off the mat
    Anyone that knows me will know that I am a huge fan of Dr Rangan Chatterjee’s work and his holistic approach to well-being.  Since devouring his latest book, Happy Mind, Happy Life, from cover to cover, I am now digesting it more thoroughly, by working my way through the practices […]
  • What we water with our attention grows: cultivating friendliness, compassion and happiness through meditation
    Have you ever sat quietly long enough to observe your thoughts, perhaps to meditate, and noticed that many of them are negative?  Or maybe when you’ve come to be still for long enough you’ve noticed an inner monologue which might be distinctly unfriendly towards you, perhaps judgemental or critical?  Knowing […]
  • Learning to stay out of the water: why I practice mindfulness meditation (+ how you can too)
    In his book ‘Man’s Search for Meaning’, Viktor Frankl says ‘between stimulus and response is a space.  In that space is our power to choose our response.’  Take a moment to read that again and consider it fully: ‘between stimulus and response is a space.  In that space is our […]
  • Head in heaven, feet on earth: Anjaneyasana
    ‘Have your head in heaven and your feet on earth’, a riding teacher once said to me, I think having once had it said to her by one of her teachers, much like the lineage of passing down knowledge that has, and continues to, disseminate the practice of Yoga. I […]
  • The simple power of standing quietly on one leg: Vrksasana (tree pose)
    I remember my first Vrksasana fondly.  Somewhat careworn and stressed, but having proclaimed myself ‘too busy’ to go to Yoga class, my wise and wonderful friend bought me two private sessions with her Yoga teacher as a birthday present.  Balancing in my Vrksasana in the first of those sessions, I […]
  • Self-care snacks: 7 powerful 5 minute practices to boost your well-being
    We all know how great we feel after that long Yoga class – refreshed, relaxed, restored – but how can we get more of that feeling into our everyday lives?  Since the arrival of my son at the end of October, there has been little opportunity for long periods of […]
  • Same walk, different view
    At the end of December, I committed to completing 100 miles for Suffolk Mind, challenging myself to walking the distance in the 37 days before my 37th birthday. I’ve been accompanied on each of my walks by tiny human, (3 month old son in his sling), and tiny dog, (our […]
  • What does a Yoga teacher need to know and what do you know about your Yoga teacher?
    When you decide to take a Yoga class, whether online or face-to-face, to some degree you are putting yourself in your teacher’s hands.  And as Yoga is a holistic practice, it is your whole self – mind, body and soul – that you bring to the class, it makes sense […]