The yogic concept of Brahmacharya in winter

The yogic concept of Brahmacharya in winter

There’s a concept in yoga called Brahmacharya (it’s okay, I’m sure I don’t pronounce it right either). This word can be translated to mean ‘right use of energy’ and, when it comes to Brahmacharya in the winter, I think hibernating animals have got it spot on. I’m not suggesting we wrap up and go to […]

On goal setting. Make sure they’re truly your own.

On goal setting. Make sure they’re truly your own.

I remember a teacher once saying, during a yoga class, “something in you shifts once you can balance your weight in your hands”. And a fellow student on my yoga teacher training course confirmed learning to do a handstand feels amazing, like you can do anything. I’m sure this is true. I also know that […]

Creating a playful yoga practice

Creating a playful yoga practice

This month I’ve been thinking mostly about play (for my Happiness Project) and yoga (because it’s less than two weeks until my teacher-training exam!). So it seemed natural to put the two together. I try to incorporate play a lot in my yoga practice anyway, so I thought I’d tell you a little about that […]