If you’re anything like me, you want to feel that life is running smoothly. That people respect you and that your work is valued. That you’re healthy, happy and at ease. That your loved ones are healthy, happy and at ease too. These yearnings go way back. They aren’t a new revelation to humankind. This desire to […]
From the UK to Australia and everywhere in between, yoga has accompanied me for the good part of the last twenty years. And yet, in many ways, I’m only just beginning to understand how important it is to both my health and happiness, and also the health and happiness of everyone around me. This is […]
Before you can meditate, you need to concentrate, which is easier said than done. But the payoffs, say the great yoga teachers, are infinitely worth it.
The benefits of proper breathing are both physical and mental, yet many of us don’t do it. When did you last check in with your breath?
Doing inner work isn’t easy. At times it’s uncomfortable. At other times it’s confronting. But if we want to change things up and live a happier, more productive life and be of better service to the world at large, it’s always necessary. Social rules and personal rules for success In How To Be Successful and Effective, […]
The final limb of yoga, samadhi, is said to be a state of enlightenment. The ancient yet practical application of yoga Over 1,700 years ago an ancient sage going by the name Patanjali brought together his observations of life into a set of clear guidelines. These guidelines, he claimed, would not only to lead a […]
There are two schools of thought when it comes to breathing: you do it instinctively and so there’s no need to think about it; or you do it purposefully as a way to harness a state of optimal health and wellbeing. Pranayama – the fourth limb of the eight limbs of yoga – is all […]
We all want to feel that life is good. That life runs smoothly. That people respect us and that our work is valued. Right? These feelings aren’t a new revelation to humankind. This yearning for a good life and a desire to be appreciated and acknowledged has been going on for years. Centuries, even. It […]
What’s the first thought that pops into your mind when someone mentions yoga to you? For many it will be to do with lean, bendy bodies and a form of exercise. While this is not completely wrong, yoga is so much more than exercise and postures. In fact, the asanas – the postures – only […]