Monthly Archives: May 2015

The Recent History of the Living Yoga Tradition

Whilst in India, I was struck with how the cultural heritage and history of yoga and the lineage of yoga teaching is placed in high esteem amongst those teaching and practising yoga there. ¬†This inspired me to write the following … Continue reading

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Talking Point – Why¬†ahimsa has to start with yourself

“Self-love, my liege, is not so vile a sin as self-neglecting.” William Shakespeare (Henry V) In Patanjali’s eight-limbed explanation of yoga, which he sets out in his key yoga text, The Yoga Sutras, the first limb is the ‘yamas’, which … Continue reading

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Posture Focus – Keeping the shoulders safe in chaturanga dandasana

I realise I haven’t been on the blog since I returned from India. So much to talk about, I don’t know where to begin! So, whilst I gather my thoughts, I’m just updating the blog by adding some of my … Continue reading

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