Yoga: Skill Over Speed

Every now and then articles are published by mainstream media outlets which warn against the dangers of yoga. This article cites a study by the University of Sydney, which used a questionnaire to find out how many people suffer from musculoskeletal pain as a result of their yoga practice. And this article uses the same […]

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Why Rolling Around On The Floor Is Good For Us

People who practise yoga spend a lot of time rolling around on the floor. A friend pointed this out to me a few years ago; he’d reluctantly come along to a yoga class, and afterwards he said something like “Yeah…it wasn’t bad, but I think I have better things to do with my time than […]

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Losing It (and getting it back)

Everyone I know loses touch with their practice sometimes. Their yoga practice or their art practice, or their practice in any other form. The thing that makes them feel complete. Life gets busy or hard, or both; distractions become more appealing than discipline; and sometimes they genuinely need a break, to unhook the weight of […]

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Oxygen and Art: breathing practice for creativity 


The breath is the deep inquirer, a practitioner in its own right. Sensitive or powerful, quiet or voluminous, the breath awakens the depth body and leads us towards an unknown experience. (Stirk 2015: 69) Of all of the elements that make up a yoga practice, the breath is perhaps the most important. It’s the thread […]

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