December 27, 2016

“No good ending can be expected in the absence of the right beginning” – I Ching

In the Vedic tradition there is the concept of Sankalpa, which means determination, conviction and resolve. Whilst western notions of New Year’s resolutions often stem from the premise of s...

December 18, 2016

“Learn how to see. Realise that everything connects to everything else”.

Leonardo Da Vinci

Certain things are contagious. The common cold, yawns, laughter…even the energetic quality of our presence.

Often, when we see a loved one in distress, we may feel drawn to saying o...

June 26, 2016

‘False Bodies, True Selves: Moving Beyond Appearance-Focused Identity Struggles and Returning the the True Self’ is a book embedded in Donald Winnicott’s idea of the false self and true Self. Winnicott, an English paediatrician and psychoanalyst writing in the 1950s an...

 

 

“A moment of self-compassion can change your entire day. A string of such moments can change the course of your life.”

Christopher K. Germer

 

Would you speak to a friend the way you speak to yourself in the secrecy of your own mind? Would you berate, be as hard upon, o...

March 4, 2016

 

“Yoga taught me to relate to my body as an ally rather than an enemy, as a gateway to intimacy and connection with others and, perhaps most importantly, it helped me cultivate the skills I needed to be with emotions I’d nearly killed myself trying to stave off.”

 

– Che...

February 29, 2016

Begin on an inhale,

stand tall, mountain pose,

feel the tingle of prana from your head

to your toes.

Sweep arms wide, folding smoothly,

relinquish the mental fog,

step back with conviction,

plank,

downward facing dog.

Drop knees, focus attention,

the only moment is now,

vacate pa...

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