I'm really pleased to say that I have been able to restart in-person yoga classes once again in Dumfries. After a six month pause (because of Covid-19), I restarted my intermediate yoga class last week, and had an enthusiastic group of appropriately-distanced participants. Although I have been teaching online during the last six months, there … Continue reading In-person yoga classes return to Dumfries
Interesting blog post about women's bodies and their responses to stress, and healing possibilities.
This is a really well written, clear and useful summary about the simple, but very challenging, technique of watching your breath as a meditation. Do read.
Once we have found a suitable position in which to meditate, we have to get on and do it. There are very many different types of meditation, developed in different religions over the centuries, but the standard Buddhist practice involves calming the mind by focusing it gently and repeatedly on a single point of focus. This could be anything at all – a word or phrase, the flame of a candle, a spot on the carpet – but traditionally the approach is to watch the breath.
Why the breath? There is a great deal to be said on this topic, but perhaps as good a reason as any is that it connects us with our bodies, linking us in to a rhythm that is both automatic (we don’t have to remember to do it) and under our conscious control. It tends to have a calming effect, and it’s something we…
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The WordPress.com stats people prepare an annual report for each blog - here's the one for my yoga blog. This blog was viewed about 8,000 times in 2013 and I made 38 blog posts. Visitors to the blog came from 97 countries - thanks everyone! Click here to see the complete report. I hope to … Continue reading The year in blogging – review
There's an interesting article on Yoga Journal's website outlining how the physical yoga practice can be adapted throughout your life, from your 20s into your 60s and beyond. It discusses the kinds of adapting and changing you might want to make as you age, and also has some key postures with suggestions for modifications for … Continue reading Yoga what ever your age
Some time ago I blogged about the UK research project that found that a specific tailored yoga course was as beneficial, if not more so, in helping people with back pain and problems than conventional treatment. Since then, the teachers who designed and carried out the research have gone on to write a handbook and … Continue reading Aberystwyth yoga classes for backs
After a two week break I hope everyone is ready to get going again! Both my classes start again on Tuesday 17th April. If you didn't do much/any stretching or yoga during the last three weeks don't worry, neither did I! So we'll be starting gently to re-introduce our bodies to movement and to re-establish … Continue reading Classes starting up again
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