31 July 2010

Quote of the day ...

Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.
Khalil Gibran

30 July 2010

Video: Lino Miele - Navasana



Lino Miele practising Navasana. Amazing to watch the grace and flow of this Ashtanga yoga practice.

Quote of the day ...

I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much.
Mother Teresa

29 July 2010

Video: Sharath Rangaswamy Practising back bends



Back bends are one of my greatest challenges, so to observe Sharath Rangaswamy, a great teacher practising them is incredible. You are really able to listen to the flow of his breath throughout the asana practice too, reminding ourselves that this is about the breath as well as the pose.

Quote of the day ...

An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

28 July 2010

Quote of the day ...

Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend - or a meaningful day.
Dalai Lama

27 July 2010

Bound to my binds?

I have had a pretty unsettled few weeks with my yoga practice. I have been so busy with other things and teaching yoga classes that I have not been able to practice yoga the way I would like to.

Today I was able to get on my mat and do a full primary series. This was fantastic, and what a gift Guruji has given us all, by handing down this Ashtanga yoga. Yes, I was a bit of a cart horse today and, no, I couldn't get all the binds that often come with ease.

I do however, completely accept, that this is how it is today. That every yoga practice is just that, "practice". That binds and poses will come and go, but the yoga - like a really good friend - is always there for me.

Quote of the day ...

Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.
Buddha

26 July 2010

Quote of the day ...

Death most resembles a prophet who is without honour in his own land or a poet who is a stranger among his people.
Khalil Gibran

25 July 2010

Child, in childs pose Balasana.


Freddie childs pose, originally uploaded by yogamama.co.uk.

This is my friends gorgeous 3 year old son sleeping in childs pose...So sweet, and obviously feels really comfortable for him to sleep like this.

Child, dog and cat pose.

This made me smile. Yoga poses for all.

Quote of the day ...

I have found the paradox, that if you love until it hurts, there can be no more hurt, only more love.
Mother Teresa

24 July 2010

Quote of the day ...

Almost always, the creative dedicated minority has made the world better.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

23 July 2010

Quote of the day ...

My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
Dalai Lama

22 July 2010

Quote of the day ...

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
Buddha

21 July 2010

Quote of the day ...

Coming generations will learn equality from poverty, and love from woes.
Khalil Gibran

20 July 2010

Quote of the day ...

I do not pray for success, I ask for faithfulness.
Mother Teresa

19 July 2010

Quote of the day ...

All progress is precarious, and the solution of one problem brings us face to face with another problem.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

18 July 2010

Quote of the day ...

Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.
Dalai Lama

17 July 2010

Quote of the day ...

Chaos is inherent in all compounded things. Strive on with diligence.
Buddha

16 July 2010

Quote of the day ...

But let there be spaces in your togetherness and let the winds of the heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love: let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls.
Khalil Gibran

15 July 2010

Quote of the day ...

I am a little pencil in the hand of a writing God who is sending a love letter to the world.
Mother Teresa

14 July 2010

Quote of the day ...

All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

13 July 2010

Quote of the day ...

It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come.
Dalai Lama

12 July 2010

Quote of the day ...

Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.
Buddha

11 July 2010

Quote of the day ...

Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror.
Khalil Gibran

10 July 2010

Quote of the day ...

Good works are links that form a chain of love.
Mother Teresa

09 July 2010

Quote of the day ...

A riot is the language of the unheard.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

08 July 2010

Quote of the day ...

It is necessary to help others, not only in our prayers, but in our daily lives. If we find we cannot help others, the least we can do is to desist from harming them.
Dalai Lama

07 July 2010

Quote of the day ...

Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.
Buddha

06 July 2010

Quote of the day ...

Art is a step from what is obvious and well-known toward what is arcane and concealed.
Khalil Gibran

05 July 2010

Quote of the day ...

God doesn't require us to succeed; he only requires that you try.
Mother Teresa

04 July 2010

Quote of the day ...

A riot is at bottom the language of the unheard.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

03 July 2010

Quote of the day ...

In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
Dalai Lama

02 July 2010

Quote of the day ...

An insincere and evil friend is more to be feared than a wild beast; a wild beast may wound your body, but an evil friend will wound your mind.
Buddha

01 July 2010

Quote of the day ...

And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
Khalil Gibran