The Importance of the Exhale

Never underestimate the power of the breath. Seemingly such a simple, understated medium, yet the breath is everything - it is our life and it composes and expresses the quality of our…

Attention, Presence, Liveness

Have you ever noticed when you give your attention to your plants how well they grow? Or when you gaze with appreciation upon your cat how her eyes shine, and she begins…

Releasing Ourselves from Our Identity as Human: Moving Beyond Head-centricism

In hatha (physical) yoga sometimes it is useful to let go of the idea of being human. To move without your head dominating, to understand yourself as a unified organism, is to…

Have you ever taken a walk…

Have you ever taken a walk in the same area where you have lived many years and everything looks different? Somehow you see things afresh with the magic potential they have to…

Come Home to Yourself

Come home to yourself no more grasping or seeking Come home to yourself turn from the noise Come home to yourself to the silence and stillness Come home to yourself tend your…

That Which Cannot be Put into Words

Good     Bad Want     Don't want Like       Don't Like Me       You Us        Them Self     Other Light      Dark Pleasure    Pain There…

Trust the Unfolding

What needs to come will come What needs to go will go Good turns to bad Bad turns to good And sometimes things are just so Trust the Unfolding   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4L5sw-Y_0A

Distraction, Fixation and Focus

When the mind is focussed we experience well-being. Whatever we are doing - cleaning, drawing, writing, yoga, driving, cooking - focus harnesses the mind and gives it a purpose and this has…

On Concepts and Life

Concepts can become boxes that we try to push our lives into. We have an idea of how things should be: who we should be, what we should be doing, where we…