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  • Mental Health,  Mindfulness,  Musings,  Wellness

    Energetic awareness – what are you creating?

    We often talk about energy in class, but what does this really mean? When I talk about energy, sure, there is an element of reference to Physical energy – this is the energy we are all familiar and comfortable talking about. Usually, we are able to acknowledge when our physical energy feels low, grab a cuppa and put our feet up, take some time for a favourite past time, and slow down. But what about the rest of our being? We are more than the physical – the yogic teachings share the idea of multiple sheaths of energy, our Koshas…

  • Motherhood

    Alignment and flow

    This year has been a whirlwind. A true exploration into Self, birthing not only my beautiful son, but myself. I think, like most new mothers, I underestimated the changes this would cause in my world. Yes, I knew that there…

  • Astrology

    Full Moon Blessings

    The full moon is nearly here and isn’t she magnificent? This Full Moon is Piscean, reminding us to go gently with our feelings. It’s easy to get swept up in emotions, but by being present and staying aware, we can…

  • Wellness,  Wheel of the year

    Summer shakeup

    We’ve been dreaming about hot summer days, the warmth of the sun on our skin, delicious summer berries, long relaxing days and starry nights… and it looks like summer is finally here! Summer is a time of warmth, of connection…

  • 8 Limbs,  Meditation

    Samadhi

    The ultimate goal of Yoga is Samadhi, union with the divine. At the moment of Samadhi, we are truly connected with the universe and our true Self, with no separation between the object being observed, the observer or the process…

  • Wheel of the year

    Midsummer celebrations

    June 21st marks the Summer Solstice – the longest day of the year and the official start of the summer in the Northern Hemisphere. This is the peak of the solar year, with the sun at the height of it’s…

  • 8 Limbs,  Meditation

    Dhyana

    Dhyana is the 7th limb of Patanjalis Yoga Sutras, and is the process of meditating on the divine. The word dhyana comes from the Sanskrit word dhyai, which means “to think of”, however, Dhyana is achieved when the dualistic nature of the mind…

  • 8 Limbs

    Dharana

    Dharana is the process of holding the attention of the mind onto one object or place. The sanscript work Dharana comes from the word dhri which means ‘to hold firm’. The focusing of the mind on one point, internal or…