Yoga and Mental Health: How I Overcame Depression and Anxiety

Yoga and Mental Health: How I Overcame Depression and Anxiety

It's not been easy for me to write this. In fact, I started writing it years ago whilst I was in Australia, ironically the thought of posting it made me very anxious, so I didn't and it's been sat in my drafts until now! I hope in sharing my story to wellness it gives hope [...]

Minimalism & Yoga: Cultivating a Minimalist Lifestyle

Minimalism & Yoga: Cultivating a Minimalist Lifestyle

How yoga can help you cultivate a more minimalist lifestyle.

Be light in your practise, question it. An existentialist stance on Yoga

Be light in your practise, question it. An existentialist stance on Yoga

Following on from my last post 'There's something I want to get of my chest' at this point in time and being more me in my practise I am taking way more of an existentialist stance on Yoga and what I teach. I feel in our current Yoga world, there seems to be a bit [...]

There’s something I want to get off my chest

There’s something I want to get off my chest

There's something I want to get off my chest about Yoga, what I teach and what I believe. I feel after teaching Yoga for just over a year, I owe it to my students to write something about what out of the Yoga philosophy I believe and why I do not teach certain things in [...]

Yoga is a Physical Tool You Can Use To Calm The Mind

Yoga is a Physical Tool You Can Use To Calm The Mind

‘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 [...]

What is Yoga? “I’d be no good at Yoga I can’t touch my toes!”

What is Yoga? “I’d be no good at Yoga I can’t touch my toes!”

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. [...]