Mala-asana

We were given mālā beads at our TT graduation. I'd been feeling weirdly guilty that I hadn't actually used them yet. If I don't use them, ought I give them back?! So after my usual sitting practice I used them this morning -- my first attempt at a formal 108 repetitions of a mantra! I chose something... Continue Reading →

Krishna love

"Where-ere-ere-ere is love? Does it fall from skies above? Is it underneath the willow tree That I've been dreaming of?" Today I feel as though I'm going to break out (most uncharacteristically, I must say! 🙂 ) into a Walt Disney tune! We've been exploring love and compassion in class a bit recently, using Krishna... Continue Reading →

Behind the words

I've been writing some thank yous this past week. Offering a few words to my TT teachers. Better late than never maybe, since TT was some weeks ago. But honestly I can't begin to capture what they offered and the new avenues they variously opened up for me. I certainly can't express the gratitude I have for their efforts... Continue Reading →

Ground control

Sometimes I get totally overwhelmed with backbends. I'm slowly learning not to, but rather to play the edge without tipping over the precipice completely -- but still... Recently in a crisis moment I've noticed what my body wants to do -- to sit up crossed legged with hands palm down on the mat in front... Continue Reading →

One month on

It's nearly a month since teacher training ended. Coincidentally (we aren't so needy that we scheduled a one-month anniversary party!) I ended up socialising recently with most of the other graduates. It was interesting hearing snippets of what everyone is up to with their yoga. Of course the emphasis was on where they were with teaching.... Continue Reading →

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