Prana is The Force

Prana is The Force

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 [...]

Breaking The Mould

Breaking The Mould

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 [...]

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 [...]

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. [...]

Pranayama – Breath Control. Nadi Shodhana – Alternate Nostril Breathing

Pranayama – Breath Control. Nadi Shodhana – Alternate Nostril Breathing

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 [...]