Some amazing old footage from Mysore with Sri K Pattabhi Jois.
31 October 2011
29 October 2011
Our experiences and feelings are mainly related to our bodies and minds. We know from our daily experiences that mental happiness is beneficial.For instance, through two people may face the same kind of tragedy, one person may face it more easily than the other due to his or her mental attitude.
27 October 2011
Rachel is running a yoga weekend at the beautiful Morley Old Hall in Norfolk in May 2012; all details listed below.
Made me smile to see cake is also available. All about the balance ;-)
Yoga Holiday in Norfolk, May 2012
Come and join us at Morley Old Hall, Wymondham (nr Norwich), Norfolk for 3 days (2 nights) of yoga, relaxation and delicious food!
The weekend will include:
- 5 yoga sessions + 2-3 meditation sessions
- One-to-one work during breaks (optional)
- bed, breakfast, lunch, dinner, all refreshments (dietary requirements catered for) and housekeeping (oh and cake of course!)
- Pick-ups from and to local station
- Plenty of chill-out time to read, write, go for walks or anything else you fancy doing
- For those of us who can't live without it, we'll even have free wi-fi!!
- All of the yoga sessions are multi-level and the holiday is suitable for beginners as well.
Price: £399 per person based on sharing an en-suite room with one other (single supplements available)
Early Bird price of £349 if paid in full before 31 December 2011.
Deposit: £100 to secure your place.
Contact for booking and further details:
T: 01223 479070/07985 779892
26 October 2011
I personally have never practised the coming to stand at the end of each vinyasa, but most of the breath counts are very familiar to me. Although I think it would be interesting to see how (and why) some of this has changed over the years.
Perhaps the new directer of the Ashtanga yoga institute (KPJAYI) in Mysore, Sharath Jois, who is continuing the lineage of ashtanga yoga (handed down from his grandfather Patthabi Jois), will revise this count sometime in the future?!
It is a great guide for anyone practising ashtanga yoga and a fantastic reference book for accurate breath in this wonderful system.
25 October 2011
24 October 2011
"Truth resides in the heart of every man.And it is there that he must seek it, in order to be guided by it so that, at the least, it will appear to him.But we do not have the right to force others to see the truth in our way."Mahatma Gandhi
22 October 2011
21 October 2011
20 October 2011
18 October 2011
So my son has gone off to university, leaving a bit of a gap in our household.
Gone are the football boots strewn around the floor, the smoke alarm blaring when he cooks any food, late night worrying “is he home?”, the random chanting that he sometimes does, drum and base music blaring from the top of the house... This has been replaced with discussions on the telephone about his course, student life and the never changing topic “can I have some money?”
He did a marvellous job on Skype recently showing me his ribs and telling me all about his lack of nutritious food. So a quick online payment into his bank account settled this and - judging by his facebook status - this nutrition came via a Manchester night club. Little darling!
Looking forward to having his smiley home for a few days soon. (Oops, maybe we look a bit too happy in the photograph?!)
16 October 2011
Not only does Melvita have the most gorgeous range of organic products- they are fully active in community life in Putney-Pop along for a treat and to meet other mums and babies.
Melvita Putney – Unit 22 The Exchange Shopping Centre Putney High Street London SW15 1TW – Tel: 020 8704 1670