Overcoming Obstacles

My next workshop is called ‘Overcoming Obstacles‘ – It is a two-hour session where we will be looking both at the obstacles we might be facing in our yoga practice (and life!) and strategies for overcoming them. Our learning will be further expanded through a meditative Yin Yoga practice and guided visualization with the aim Continue reading »

Introduction to Mindful Meditation

Mindfulness

Mindful Meditation is both simple and difficult. Not surprisingly, the devil lies in the detail as I found out as soon as I started trying meditating. The general principles, however, are straightforward. From buddhism to present day Mindfulness Meditation is found in Buddhism as the seventh element of the Noble Eightfold Path to finding release from the cycle of rebirth. Wind Continue reading »

Sources of Stress: The Five Kleshas

Five Kleshas Yogavita

When dealing with stress, it is helpful to identify the sources of our stress. The five kleshas are yoga’s perspective on these sources, focussing on the role of our mind. This is my very personal view on the five kleshas as outlined in Patanjali’s yoga sutra 2.3, and how they contribute to everyday stress. Klesha Continue reading »