General musings

Useful Attitudes for Challenging Times

The Yoga Sutras of the great sage Patanjali are a treasure chest of helpful wisdom whenever life throws up its inevitable challenges. Meeting and resolving problems is what we, as humans, do – and we never actually get rid of all our problems (how dull would that be after about a day?), we just exchange

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Yoga

Yoga Marathon – surviving and thriving through the 108

Last Sunday I took part in a yoga fundraiser for wild animals affected in the Australian bushfires. Around 50 yoga teachers from the Sunshine Coast region came together for a donation practice of 108 sun salutations with all proceeds going to WIRES, who rescue, care for and rehome native animals who have been injured and

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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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