Back to earth

"I'd like to hold your heart; is that OK with you?" My new life-in-yoga constantly suprises me and this was certainly a question I'd not been asked before. It kind of freaked me out and I said so. "It's OK, take your time; you can tell me when you're ready". So no escaping the heart-holding... Continue Reading →

Elephants and feet

I'm increasingly realising what it means to ground oneself, in āsana practice, in life. How standing tall is a deliberate and powerful act of engagement with the world, even if its power is subtle enough to have eluded me until maybe now-ish. I find myself instructing my students to stand 'as though they really mean... Continue Reading →

Finding my feet

The two colleague-friends I've been teaching a little recently have insisted on paying me now and we've firmed up the arrangement to every week, rather than as and when. Their various summer holidays and business trips are over and now they're ready to settle in. So all of a sudden I have a weekly commitment with... Continue Reading →

Graduation day!

I didn't know whether I should go for a traditional foot-kissing routine with my teacher... It would have best shown how I felt. But he's so not the guru type (fortunately 🙂 ). So instead I followed the protocol of a quick cheek press as I received my TT certificate yesterday. I always thought TT would... Continue Reading →

Barefoot shoes and yoga feet

I'm getting more and more obsessed with my feet. It's that time of year here in UK where I've just about transitioned from my trusty Uggs to wearing something less warm and cosy for getting to and from yoga class. I've rediscovered my very light and cool (they are more mesh than anything else) barefoot running shoes.... Continue Reading →

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