Posts in Wisdom

Fit Ashtanga into Your Day

The Primary Series of Ashtanga Yoga Again and again the beautiful practice of Ashtanga Yoga amazes me. Without fail the ingeniously structured sequence of postures leaves me feeling elated, balanced, strong, and clear-headed. Today I have reflected on some of the concepts and intuitions behind the way this practice is put together, and I have… Read more »

Practice Easy

For most of us, ‘easy’ isn’t necessarily a way we would describe our Yoga practice. Everything involved in our Yoga sometimes might feel like a huge effort, from getting out of bed, to the procrastination of taking that step onto the mat to begin, to the postures themselves; at times it can all feel like… Read more »

Attending Yoga Classes Safely

SOCIAL DISTANCING 🤸🏼‍♀️🌸🤸🏼‍♀️🌸🤸🏼‍♀️🌸🤸🏼‍♀️🌸🤸🏼‍♀️🌸🤸🏼‍♀️ Of course we will guide you through our space responsibly to ensure the safety of everyone. This is how it will work: ARRIVAL Please take your shoes off, walk upstairs and put all of your belongings onto the shelves provided, inclusive your yoga mat bag. Please wash your hands immediately – upstairs not downstairs… Read more »

Fun and Laughter

When did you last have a deep belly laugh until you had tears in your eyes? Sometimes we feel that there is nothing to laugh about, especially with what is currently happening and the state the world is in. We easily get caught up in our or another’s ‘story’, where we identify with someone within… Read more »

ONLINE CLASSES

Dear students, we have worked hard to move our classes online as promptly as possible. And we have so far met twice for our first Mysore Online classes! I found it beautiful to witness the students during their peaceful practice in the comfort of their own home, and I was surprised as to the great… Read more »

Extra Precautions Covid-19

We are taking extra precautions to help the current health situation. Our Yoga school is known for its high standards in cleanliness. The yoga mats have always been cleaned regularly with biodegradable disinfectant. Of course we will continue to do so. The spray bottles, with which you are wiping down your mats after practice, also… Read more »

The Joys of Teaching Yoga

I like to set myself small challenges. I wanted to improve my fluidity in counting in Sanskrit. So every time I practice kapalabhati – a pranayama technique in which you force the exhale with the strength of your abdominal muscles in quick succession – I silently count the strikes in Sanskrit as quickly as I… Read more »

How to access that elusive wisdom

Remember a situation when something which you read, or was said by someone, evoked an immediate response within you; an idea or concept about which you knew for certain was true and correct? You felt a deep knowing that you were hearing a truth? At this moment you may have just accessed your ‘pratyaya’, a… Read more »

Little Pearls of Wisdom

I don’t know about you, but I consistently have at least one A4 sheet in my bag, written on it a big list of things to do. One day I was complaining to my sister about it, and she dropped a very simple, but very effective – even yogic – line, “you can only do… Read more »

Student Profile – Gareth

An extraordinary story of recovery from a nearly fatal accident Gareth joined one of my beginner courses some years ago, made good progress, and soon became a regular in our Mysore morning program. He then stopped attending, which I put down to him maybe having moved or similar, as our students’ life circumstances often change…. Read more »