5 benefits of Pranayama

As a stand-alone practice of yoga, pranayama allows you to either energise or soothe internal energies found within the Nadis. Yoga texts as far back as the 6th century BC describe the Nadis (little rivers) as energy channels found in the body. Similar to the concept...

Setting intentions

Feeling directionless at times in some areas of your life is not unusual.  We don’t always have it all together. We all have our own unique way of viewing the world, but often our views are muddied by habitual behaviour, thoughts, emotions.  Some of which are very...

Is how you breathe important?

The short answer is YES. And those yogis knew it (even 2000 + years ago). They created and practiced a range of breath techniques called Pranayama. Pranayama is a blend of two Sanskrit words, namely, prana which means breath, and ayama, meaning, extension/expansion....

Body sensing

Back in 2018 I wrote about interoception and why every yogi should be practicing it. Since then I have been on an exploration, further deepening my own interoceptive practice, marrying up mindfulness techniques to help in the body sensing and then introducing all of...

The ins (and ins) of yogic chakras

The ins (and ins) of yogic chakras Crystals that heal chakra imbalances by simply hanging around your neck. Colour therapy that claims to ‘open’ your chakras in a few sessions. These days, much of what you hear about chakras revolves around external forces. Although...

Teacher, not preacher: why it’s OK not to know

Are you worried that you’re not a true yogi unless you have all the answers? This is why I believe it’s more than OK to say, “I don’t know”. You don’t have to be ‘more advanced’ I used to think that to be the best teacher, I needed to be ‘more advanced’ than my...