In the yogic tradition, Self (as opposed to little 's' self) refers to the state of a vast consciousness.
You may have felt this inter-connected, seemingly boundless feeling of peace or contentment as glimpses in your day - when you are most rested, most joyful, most at ease.
What if you’re able to inhabit this space more frequently, and more purposefully?
This practice involves few simple gestures, a few intentional breaths. It won’t ‘fix’ everything, but it will offer you an invaluable wider lens, past habits, fears and habits, on what is truly integral right here.
We are all too frequently taught to seek what is comfortable, averting from discomfort or challenge. We get caught in this loop of avoiding the things which will eventually need to be dealt with. It's a bit like leaving dishes in the sink, hoping that when you come back they will be a little easier to clean...
A short reflection on the power of pausing at the crossroads of each moment. A way to create purpose in how you direct the course of your day - and thus your life.
Malasana is one of the most beneficial postures for Western bodies.
For many of us, however, tension and unfamiliarity can make this shape a bit of a challenge and a mystery. Let’s take a look at this seemingly simple posture, and how we can utilise its many variations to strengthen our base, and create steadiness and ease in our breath.
Yoga Nidra, sometimes known as yogic sleep, is a practice where the body is guided into a sleep state while the mind is intentionally led through a meditative journey. A 17 minute practice for anyone, anytime you wish to soak into a deeper, more rejuvenating rest.