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Advent thoughts

The year draws to a close; yoga classes wind down; our hearts draw back to home and family.Earlier this week Facebook reminded me of posts from the same day in previous years; it seems that its not unusual for me to be running behind on wrapping presents and generally...

Yoga and IBS

A couple of times recently, I’ve come across people mentioning IBS during Yoga classes.  Its something I’ve struggled with, and I know in my case a good part of it stems from stress.Here are some thoughts I put down on paper for someone:I have much empathy...

Is Yoga Exercise? I’m not clear?

This is a big question, as a simple answer, it depends partly how you define exercise, and secondly on the class style.If your definition of exercise involves raised heart rate, exertion and sweat then by and large yoga won’t meet that definition, and certainly...

Yoga and Christianity

I’ll start by laying my cards on the table, and say that I am no theologian or Indologist; however in the distant past my first career choice was to be a Minister of Religion, and although it’s not often I grace the doors of a church these days, my Christianity burns...

Guru Purnima

Today is Guru Purnima, the festival when Yogis traditionally pay respect to their teachers and gurus.I’m grateful daily for the teachers who have had a regular practical influence on my yoga journey:Carol Macartney – the warm figure leading the first yoga...