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Showing posts from May, 2012

Shalabasana, Second Series Backbending in Ashtanga Yoga with Kino

I am having to look at 2nd series back bends more than usual at the moment-so always useful to have some tips from Kino.

Anger and emotion...Dali Lama

According to my experience, it is clear that if each individual makes an effort then he or she can change.
Of course, is not immediate and it takes a lot of time. In order to change and deal with emotions it is crucial to analyse which thoughts are useful, constructive and of benefit to us.
 I mean mainly those thoughts which make us calmer, more relaxed and which give us peace of mind, versus those thoughts which create uneasiness, fear and frustration.

Dali Lama
Book of wisdom

Safely Getting Into Full Lotus Position, Padmasana for Beginners with Kino MacGregor

Keeping the knees closed and allowing the hips to open over time is key I feel-Great tip from Kino.

Today's foot wear & life off the mat.

So for the past 10 days I have been unable to practise yoga ( asana that is)-I have had to find a way to sit with myself and accept I will not be practising Ashtanga yoga in my usual way, for quite some time. I would like to say I injured myself sky diving, or in a shark attack, or something equally dramatic and exciting-but no, a very heavy table fell on my foot causing a crush fracture. So crutches and the very attractive boot below are part of my life for up to six weeks. Do not scroll down if like me you are squeamish. Minging toe -)  

Sharath Jois demo

Wonderful clip of Sharath doing a rare public demo at conference-KPJAYI. This would have been after teaching one ( if not two) led classes in the morning. Amazing.

Thank you to brendamedinayoga for whipping out her phone to record this ( braver woman than me :-) )

Nancy Gilgoffs London workshops last few spaces...

There are a couple of spaces still available at Nancy's only London Ashtanga yoga workshops.

A rare opportunity to practise with one of ashtanga yoga's senior female teachers. Nancy has been my teacher for 7/8 years, and I'm very happy she is coming to share her wisdom at my little Putney studio.
 I have ventured to many places to practise with Nancy -including a few trips to India, and feel grateful that she still continues to travel the world to share her love of Ashtanga yoga

Tuesday 26th June 8,30am -11.30am Led class followed by Q&A and examining the breath in the practise.

Wednesday 27th June 8.30am-11.30 Mysore style practise followed by Q&A and loving kindness mediation
Thursday 28th June 8.30am- Mysore style practise only

Nancy has requested you attend all three sessions where ever possible.
Venue The Putney clinic of physical therapy. 2nd floor  266 upper Richmond road, Putney London SW15 6TQ.
Costs               £40 1st day                        £40 2nd day  …

Sweaty Betty- Vogue going for gold.

Sweaty Betty are in this month Vogue-Style in motion-Sporting times is the name of the item, which talks about the new sports clothing range, having been inspired by the sporting deities of ancient Greece.
With the UK hosting the Olympic games this year-and the Queens diamond Jubilee celebrations-great to see to our leading independent sporting range, embracing the cool Britannia look.

To see the full range or purchase the June edition of Vogue-which has excelled itself with some of the most beautiful images and items.

Gwyneth Paltrow talks about ashtanga yoga

The PinkPower Walk 2012

We had our ninth PinkPower walk event yesterday-and the sun shone down on us.
Friends and families gathered and supported walkers along the 16 mile route. The events committee are hoping to reach the Million pound target this year, supporting two two Breast cancer charities : Breakthrough breast cancer and the Caron Keating foundation.
 I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who took part, volunteered or sponsored an individual/or the event.
Gloria Hunniford gave a wonderful speech about the loss of beautiful daughter to Breast cancer, and why we are all committed to trying to eradicate this disease.
One of  my team members in this photo was diagnosed with Breast cancer in September of last year-She has since had treatment and a mastectomy-she walked 16 miles yesterday and her bravery and courage keeps us all motivated.

I would also like to say a big thank you to all the osteopaths and physiotherapists from The Putney clinic  who massaged more than 200…