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The power of ‘yes, and’.

One of my less appealing qualities is my desire to control situations and fix things. And people. Ok mostly people. Probably the most valuable lesson I learnt whilst training as a yoga therapist was the value of holding space – of simply accompanying somebody as they share their story and not leaping in to fix

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I Hate Fear

Fear restricts, handicaps and even ruins so many lives. Fear is a bully and a terrorist. And fear has to be handled the way we handle bullies and terrorists: we don’t give in to them. It’s as simple as a decision. If you don’t want to be held to ransom by your fears, you have

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Touring

A letter to my 20 year old self….

Dear baby-roadie, Tomorrow you are going to start work in the music business, in a PA company, for real money. (Not much money; but in fairness, you don’t actually know anything yet.) A good and forward-thinking man has persuaded his colleagues to take a chance on you, even though you look like nobody else in the industry,

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Yoga

This is the Magic Bullet for Anxiety

I consider myself so lucky to have stumbled upon yoga. It has improved and enhanced every area of my life, from managing anxiety, improving sleep and enhancing relationships, to maintaining a body that is comfortable, strong and agile and inspiring me towards a generally healthier lifestyle. I’m better at my job because I work more

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6 ways to maintain that retreat feeling back in everyday life

So you’ve had a great week on yoga retreat, and you’ve returned home feeling refreshed and inspired! But after a while that retreat feeling can start to fade – so how can you sustain that sense of relaxed vitality back in your everyday life? Here are some ideas to help you bring the magic back

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Yoga Scandal: when gurus fall from grace

It’s an unfortunate fact that yoga has recently suffered the fall from grace of some of those who popularised it in the Western world. From Bikram Choudary (Bikram) to John Friend (Anusara) to the late Pattabhi Jois (Astanga) and Swami Vivekananda of Agama Yoga school; all had their unsavoury and in some cases abusive actions

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Sleep Guide for Anxiety

Anxiety and insomnia are two of the most common stress-related complaints of our modern age. The two disorders are also interrelated: when we feel anxious we tend to lose sleep, and when we’re not sleeping well we often become more anxious – it can turn into a vicious circle. Happily the treasure box of yoga

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