meditation

Little self and big Self | 3 Minutes to Re-membering

Little self and big Self | 3 Minutes to Re-membering


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.

The Sacred Pause | How Stopping Helps Us Move, With Purpose

The Sacred Pause | How Stopping Helps Us Move, With Purpose

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.

Moon Piercing Breath: A Return to Calm

Moon Piercing Breath: A Return to Calm


Chandra Bhedana, or Moon Piercing Breath, is a simple, quietly powerful pranayama. It involves taking mindful breaths through your left nostril.

Learn how to guide your body-mind towards o a more intuitive, steady state of being. A place from which we can make decisions and take action more patiently, wisely and kindly.

5 Minutes to Cool Your Insides: Sitali & Sitkari Pranayama

5 Minutes to Cool Your Insides: Sitali & Sitkari Pranayama

Sitali means ‘cooling’ or ‘soothing’.  It only takes a few minutes, through the powerful medium of breath, to still your body, gather your awareness, and draw a clear stream into your inner landscape.

Learn how to practice this accessible pranayama anywhere, to centre and calm the body-mind.

Yoga Nidra for Sleep | Relax with Gill Forsyth

Yoga Nidra for Sleep | Relax with Gill Forsyth

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.

3 Simple Words That Will Change Your Day

3 Simple Words That Will Change Your Day

Our words - especially towards ourselves - hold immense power.
Change your thoughts, change your story, change your perspective.

It happens one breath, once choice, at a time. Here’s one way to anchor your presence.

Sankalpa : Clearing a path for Focus

Sankalpa : Clearing a path for Focus

Whatever you focus on, you will feel.

How often do you notice your focus drifting towards the noise of the day? When so much stimulus is pulling our attention in different directions, it is important to have a tool to help us refocus. To create a space of more clarity, so we can choose what is important in this moment. This is the anchor of your Sankalpa.

About Yin Yoga : What is Fascia?

About Yin Yoga : What is Fascia?

You’ll hear yoga teachers speak about this mysterious and exotic sounding fa-sha in Yin classes. What exactly is this oh-so-significant 'connective tissue'? How can it help us broaden the experience of yoga asana (postures) as well as our movement through daily life?

3 Tips: Connecting to your Yoga Practice

3 Tips: Connecting to your Yoga Practice

A steady yoga practice holds a myriad of benefits for body and mind. It can help set the tone early in your morning, reconnect you in the evening, and provide a watchful oasis from the noise any time of day.

But how do we cultivate this rhythm within each busy day? 

Here are 3 tips to help guide you towards a more intention-led practice - one that stays.

Releasing Resolutions: The New Year's Letting Go

Releasing Resolutions: The New Year's Letting Go

Why is it that this beautiful tradition of setting intentions for a new year is so culturally linked to something not followed through with? Must this be the way?

Here's a revolution: instead of achieving, perhaps it's more about letting go. Some short being practices to help direct your compass for 2018.