Why you need to ask: how can I make this easier for myself?

Why you need to ask: how can I make this easier for myself?

Some people (including me) are people pleasers, perfectionists and grafters. We are inclined to put the needs of our work, and others, above our own and to consider ‘taking it easy’ to be synonymous with ‘lazy’ (which, in its turn is taken as a huge insult). We are not naturally inclined to ask the question […]

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 […]