Yoga philosophy, mythology, pranayama and meditation to empower your yoga practice BEYOND the mat

 

5 Steps to letting go of Fear

5 Steps to letting go of Fear Fear can be debilitating. Keeping us stuck in stories of the past, holding us back from living our dream lives. Take these 5 steps to help you let go of fear and learn to find more courage in your life 1. Embrace the fear Acknowledge that...

Finding Courage

Finding Courage In order to build courage we first have to understand what it is So what is courage? “Courage; taking a leap of faith; overcoming fear and accepting risk” I love this quote by Brene Brown "I want to be in the arena: I want to be brave with my life. And...

Dharma

Bagger Vance: Yep... Inside each and every one of us is one true authentic swing... Somethin' we was born with... Somethin' that's ours and ours alone... Somethin' that can't be taught to ya or learned... Somethin' that got to be remembered... Over time the world can,...

The story of Astavakrasana

"It's not what's you have on the outside that glitters in the light, its what you have on the inside that shines in the dark." Anthony Liccione   The past weekend I had a lunch date with one of my favourite people. While we were talking about the book I'm writing...

It may not be easy, but it will be worth it

7 years ago I stood in a hotel room looking in the mirror thinking you’re fat, you’re disgusting, you’re worthless. I wondered what’s the point? Who would actually care if I were dead? I don’t think I was was seriously considering suicide but I did think about how I...

Feeling beautiful

"People often say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing you are the beholder." ~Salma Hayek   Seeing this picture and the others from the photoshoot for the first...

Santosha

I wanted to clarify I posted my blog yesterday not because there was anything 'wrong', there wasn't, or because I wasn't 'ok', I am, but because I wanted to show that I still have ups and downs, I still have doubts. The difference now is how I deal with them. I read...

This is Me

The Paintbrush I keep my paintbrush with me, wherever I may go In case I need to cover up so the real me doesn't show I'm so afraid to show you me, afraid of what you'll do Afraid you'll laugh or say mean things, afraid I might lose you But if you'll be patient my...

Know your worth and Love Yourself

Its funny how when there’s something we need to pay attention to the universe will find a way to keep bringing it to our attention. The past few weeks I’ve had lots of conversations with friends and students about love and self worth. On a recent retreat to Byron with...

What is Advanced Yoga?

In the world of social media we are being bombarded with pictures of amazing yogi’s in ever-impressive postures. Its hard not to judge yourself against these practitioners and find yourself lacking. I see students in classes pushing and straining their bodies in the...