Be the spark of light within the darkness…

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There is darkness all around us. War. Pain. Suffering. Things we have no direct control over. People die in an unjust way. People die with terrible suffering. People suffer daily with grief for the loss of a loved one – a child, a partner, a parent. People hurt others. Physically. Sexually. Emotionally. People start conflict for financial gain. People start war for political power and status. So what do we do in these circumstances? Do we fuel the hate? Do we contribute to the pain? Do we let pain and misery fill our own cup? Or, instead do we try … Read More

Put your hands on me, yogi!

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I was updating my First Aid Training yesterday and when it was time to put people in the recovery position, you could see everyone feeling awkward about touching other people and moving their body in the correct position. I personally didn’t think twice about it as I’m so familiar with being adjusted in different yoga postures as well as touching my students and adjusting them. So the sense of touch is something I do with ease. As an Ashtangi, touch is part and parcel of the practice. If you want to progress, be prepared to have your teacher shift and … Read More