When I'm visiting my Mum she likes us to do some yoga together at home as she doesn't get to any classes. So I asked her what she fancied and she said "something challenging". Knowing that she has tight hamstrings (a former runner and current Munro-bagger and recreational cyclist) I planned a quick 30 mins … Continue reading Hamstrings in half an hour
I've been reading about relaxation, stress and meditation at bit recently, as well as thinking about different approaches to meditation. I felt one book had a particularly helpful approach and definition of meditation explaining that it is essentially when you are 'just being'. When you are 'being', you're living in that moment, you're free from … Continue reading Meditation and just being
On Sunday I completed my first (and probably last) aquathlon. It consisted of 400m swimming in the pool (16 lengths of the local leisure centre pool) and then a 5km run*. As this is a yoga blog I'll try to find the yogic connections for this event. One is the pre-race nerves and tension; there … Continue reading Aberystwyth aquathlon achieved!
A good friend gave me a copy of Haruki Murakami's book What I talk about when I talk about running. I have read and enjoyed a few of his novels and short stories and didn't realise he does a lot of running and is a triathlete - he tries to do at least one marathon … Continue reading Meditation through running
Normally you find 'yoga for runners' or 'yoga for cyclists' articles (see these cross-training ones on Yoga Journal) but what about the other way round? Is there information out there that is useful for yogis who wish to take up and/or improve their running, cycling or swimming? What's the reason for me asking? Well, I … Continue reading Running for yogis?