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Posted on 31 October, 2015 at 14:50 Comments comments (0)

I loved International Yoga Day this summer at Alexandra Palace. With a whole day of yoga led by greats like David Sye, Robert Milletti and Leah Bracknell what’s not to like. But, if I’m honest – and in the spirit of Satya (one of the Yamas as defined by Patanjali) I have to be honest – I missed the shopping that comes with the main event in October.

I have no trouble resisting designer shoes or handbags but one whiff of yoga goodies and I turn into Carrie Brads...

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Laughter Yoga

Posted on 10 October, 2015 at 14:20 Comments comments (0)

I love yoga in almost all its forms – even those I can’t do – but Laughter Yoga is one aspect I’ve never been much interested in. I’ve experienced it a few times, but usually only as a small part of the class and it’s always struck me as forced and gimmicky. I put it in much the same box as Dog Yoga and Surfboard Yoga as “yogas” I’m unlikely to be taking part in myself. It takes a lot to make me laugh out loud. I would be pretty useles...

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Why charge?

Posted on 14 August, 2015 at 18:30 Comments comments (0)

When I graduated with a Dru Teaching Diploma in January my next step was to start teaching. The problem was who to teach and where. During term time it proved to be impossible – my plan to teach other teachers at the college where I work (my “real” job is teaching ESOL to adults in Ilford) never happened because no-one, myself included, had enough time. There was plenty of enthusiasm and good intentions but quite honestly, with OFSTED breathing down our necks, we were al...

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Yoga Equipment

Posted on 24 July, 2015 at 13:15 Comments comments (2)

This article is written mindful of the Yamas which form the first limb of the eight limbs of yoga (Astanga yoga) as found in Chapter 2 of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. The guidelines are subdivided into five different sections but the ones that concern this article are: Asteya – not desiring what we may not have (a Sweaty Betty vest top maybe); Brahmacharya – moderation, non-indulgence of the senses (do I really need a £100 Bodyform yoga mat or will the Primark one do?) and ...

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