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The Yoga of Relationships – join me at the British Yoga Festival

11
Nov

There’s more to yoga than doing postures, chanting ‘om’ and breathing deeply. Its a whole way of life. I love my formal yoga practice but I’ve always been more intrigued by yoga off the mat.

‘Yoga’ means union. I think the most important yoga is between your mind, heart and body. When all your bits are unified with each other you’re on track. I know that whenever I try to do something that’s a struggle for any part of me it fails. Life just works better when you are in ‘yoga’ with yourself.

Romantic relationships is the biggest and best opportunity to bring your mind, heart and body into harmonious union with each other. In fact, its the most important relationship skill because when you are in synch with yourself you can truly share yourself with your partner. You make decisions that are right for you, you communicate better, you don’t become needy. You even become more attractive – because being in synch with yourself gives you poise and confidence.

I’ll be teaching about all this in ‘Head, Heart and Hips: The Yoga of Relationships’
at the British Yoga Festival, Friday 5th December in London. Find out more here http://www.yogamagazine.com/the-yoga-of-relationships/

Sensual Self-Realisation

18
Mar

Its often said that the aim of spiritual practice is self-realisation – to be conscious of your true Self in every moment.

But this isn’t enough. The question then becomes, “What do I do in a Self-realised state?”

Embodied, sensual, sensory, thinking, desiring, loving, wanting, laughing….

I don’t want to just sit on a yoga mat and meditate! That doesn’t appeal in the slightest.

I want to eat and laugh and tweet and dance and work and play and wear pretty clothes.

I look forward to a Sensual Self-Realisation.