Put your hand on my heart and tell me the truth…

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Chocolate Easter eggs have taken over the shops as they do every Easter season. And when I was a child, I saw delicious, tasty chocolate that I couldn’t wait to stomach. But as I breastfeed my 4 month old this Easter morning, I am reminded of the truth of chocolate eggs. My baby receives her life-giving nourishment from my very body, my breast. The milk that is made especially for her. It’s 3:30am. She’s gulping down her milk and her little hand is sitting on my chest. Kylie Minogue’s “put your hand on my heart and tell me….” started playing … Read More

Say What you Mean and Mean What you Say

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As we reflect on the year that has been, whether you’re an experienced yogi or a beginner, it is interesting to ask the question “How do we know we are progressing in our yoga practice?” I asked this question at the start of one of our classes before the break and there were some great responses: “when the body and mind is more steady and calm” or “when I am able to do a more advanced pose”. All valid and correct responses. Sharon Gannon of Jivamukti yoga says that you know you are progressing in your yoga practice when “you … Read More

We All Share the Same Nature

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Last month I talked about the essence of the nature of who we are.  Who are we? We are: Sat Chit Ananda (‘Absolute Bliss Consciousness’).  This is the Self.  We share this nature with all living beings: whether we are human, a cow, a dog or a fish. We all share this common nature of the Self.  As we start to recognise our shared nature with all sentient beings, we start to realise the importance of Ahimsa (non harming).  As living beings we have two main goals in life: to be happy and to avoid suffering.  We share this goal … Read More