These lockdowns have made me lazy! But for the first time in two years, I've joined the lockdown online yoga teaching party, thanks largely to a close friend who called me up and said "Hey man, I'm starting an online wellness and fitness platform and I'd love for you to get involved!"...
As I sat there watching the incredible and fantastically awesome new Star Wars movie, 'The Last Jedi'. The old brain cogs started whirring and parallels were drawn between The Force and Prana (Life Force in yoga). I thought, yoga is Star Wars, Star Wars is yoga! Far out! Now I have thought this before in [...]
As with many things in life, opinions change, tastes change and expression changes. After teaching for just over a year and a half, I'm now a little more mature, skeptical and rebellious of the industry. Not with regard to Yoga itself but the way in which contemporary Yoga culture is. Yoga has never been, and [...]
‘Yogas’ citta vrtti nirodhah’ : – ‘The restraint of the modifications of the mind-stuff is Yoga’. - Patanjali - 'The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali', 1:2 Hatha Yoga (physical Yoga) is a physical tool you can use to calm the mind. I'm sure if you practise Yoga already this won't be news to you. If you've never [...]
One of the most common responses I get from people when I tell them I'm a Yoga Teacher is: "I'd be no good at Yoga I can't touch my toes!", this is often followed by an embarrassed chuckle. My usual reply is: "Yoga isn't really about that.", which is greeted with a look of confusion or a "Yeah right!" kind of look. [...]
Yoga isn't and has never been just Asana (Physical Postures). In fact all that is said in Patanjali' Yoga Sutras about Asana is: 'Asana is a steady and comfortable posture' (2:46 Patanjali, The Yoga Sutras). This is very different from how we view Asana these days. Anyway I wanted to post about something different, from [...]
I specialize in Yoga for Cyclists. As an avid cyclist myself and member of Bristol Road Club I know the mental and physical challenges Cyclists face. Now as a Yoga Teacher, I understand, now more than ever, how Yoga can help Cyclists with injury prevention, injury recovery and better well being on and off the [...]