Archive | meditation

Cultivating happiness

My practice and teaching are currently inspired by a wonderful article on five ways to nurture happiness by Thich Nhat Hanh from inspirational Buddhist website read the full piece here Here are the five ways with some of my favourite quotes… 1. Letting go ” The first method of creating joy and happiness is to cast […]

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Jnana mudra

This hand position can provide a focus for the mind in asana practice, relaxation and meditation. Keeping the centre of the palms soft, touch the pads of the thumb and index (first) finger together, keeping the other fingers long but gently curving.  With the palms facing up this is jnana mudra (gesture of consciousness), when […]

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Skin – skeleton – breath

A meditation in lying, sitting and standing Lying Settling Start lying on your back, either with your knees bent and feet standing on the floor hip-width apart (good if you have any lower back tension) or with your legs long Skin Bring your awareness to your skin by slapping your hands on your thigh muscles […]

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Two inspirational teachers

Chloe Fremantle and Paramananda Chloe is one of the yoga teachers I’ve worked most closely with over the last ten or more years. Today I had the pleasure of attending a whole day of yoga and breathing with her at her home in London. A highly perceptive, creative and dedicated yoga teacher, Chloe trained with […]

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Autumn Inspiration

  Please wait for the light of the moon- the mountain path Is covered with fallen chestnuts Ryokan   Autumn stimulates a new and familiar rhythm.  The weather, and changes in nature, the return to the patterns of daily life all encourage us to reflect and slow down…Detachment, loss, withdrawal are the characteristics which define […]

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