The winter solstice is a time, in the northern hemisphere, when nature sends us signs to rest and metaphorically hibernate. Yet we often do the opposite in December: rushing around buying lots of things, stocking up on food because the shops are closed for one or two days, travelling here and there despite the bad … Continue reading Light and trataka at the winter solstice
As stress awareness month comes to a close in the UK, this blog post looks at one type of thing which can cause us stress: irritation. We all have things which irritate us. And different people will be irritated by different things. I don't mean things like a skin allergy, but things like: littermissing socksbus … Continue reading What to do if you’re irritated, including when meditating
Recently I've been spending 5-10 minutes a day re-reading my old yoga and meditation diaries and notebooks. These are filled with my scribbles from workshops and retreats from the last 20+ years. Some things made sense at the time but are now a bit of a riddle! One note which was easy to understand was … Continue reading G.I.N for meditation and yoga focus
With the winter solstice (northern hemisphere) only just gone, our bodies and brain seek out ways to recharge, restore, relax, and generally hibernate. Even though doing a bit less at this time of year is good, our bodies need some movement. So my new free fireside videos will enable you to do some short yoga … Continue reading Gentle fireside yoga videos
Do you have 12 minutes? Then click here for a short yoga video promoting wellbeing for international day of yoga.
Listen to a 10 minute guided visualisation meditation on the theme of connecting with nature
Recently I recorded a new 11 minutes guided meditation audio track which you can access here for free. The clear water meditation track seems to resonate with some people as a useful way of approaching mindfulness, clarity, meditation, and accepting that sometimes the mind is cloudy, sometimes it's clear, sometimes it's both. This is a … Continue reading Clear water meditation track
Occasionally when I'm talking to people the topic of meditation will crop up. Meditation and mindfulness are large topics and so I thought I'd try to break them down into manageable bits. If you want to explore more there are lots of resources I can point you to. What is meditation? I've started off with … Continue reading What is meditation?
I don't know about anyone else but sometimes you just get to the point when it all gets a bit too much. I was at that point at 4am this morning! My mind was whirring around, I was mentally drafting blog posts, wondering what do to about planned classes and events, worrying about friends and … Continue reading Feel the fear and find a better way to be
Going on a retreat can be a powerful way to recharge and reprioritise your health and wellbeing. I've been on a lot of retreats myself in the last 10-15 years and so I'm very excited to be co-running a yoga and meditation retreat in south west Scotland in May 2020. How can going somewhere else … Continue reading Prioritise your wellbeing by going on a retreat