Aparigraha, compassion, the year turns to darkness

We need the darkness to appreciate the light. As I write this, it’s shortly before 7am and it’s dark. I’ve avoided the electric light and am using candles- candlelight is beautiful, which is why I’ve chosen it, but I’m not sure how useful it is for writing on paper and so here I am, despiteContinue reading “Aparigraha, compassion, the year turns to darkness”

Autumn’s here

Class news, and news from the boatWe’re a month into the new school year, and three weeks into our yoga term. Classes are going well- numbers are up in each class, for which I’m really grateful and I hope they stay up! It’s been lovely to see everyone again after the summer break.The Boat ChildContinue reading “Autumn’s here”

Injury, oh no!

Last week I was coming back from yoga with Julia Frearson, took my shoes off and went to climb down the ladder/steps into the boat, just in my socks. I slipped, my left foot shot forward and my right foot stayed where it was on the top step. As my weight went left, the rightContinue reading “Injury, oh no!”

It’s the end of the holidays again…

There seems to be a theme, this blog is written at the end of holidays! I always over-plan and under-produce on Jobs during the holidays, because as well as Jobs it’s important to relax and spend quality time with the child and the animals, and the GTS. This month (August) I have also spent aContinue reading “It’s the end of the holidays again…”

Holidays again :)

It’s my last day of being on holiday, and when I woke up the clocks had gone back and it was raining A LOT, so me and the puppy snuggled up with coffee and yesterday’s rugby on the laptop. It’s a real treat to spend a Sunday morning in such a relaxed* and decadent way.Continue reading “Holidays again :)”

Overwhelm and restorative practices

Autumn is a beautiful time of year, one which I really love. However, for anyone with children at school, or who works in education, it can be such a busy time that it’s easy to become overwhelmed. We’re going into week six on Monday, with another two weeks until half term, and for many peopleContinue reading “Overwhelm and restorative practices”

Balance

It’s all about balance, isn’t it? You want to follow your chosen path, so you work at that, but you also need to pay the bills, so while you’re learning, or building, you need to earn money in some other way, and then you find yourself dashing about between jobs, activities, commitments and tasks. WhenContinue reading “Balance”

Yoga in the park, yoga nidra, and the effects of a meditation practice

With the beautiful warm weather we’ve been having, I’ve been lucky enough to have people join me to practise in a local park. The sessions have been fairly mellow the last couple of times as it’s been so hot, and we had to miss most of May because of the rain, but practising in theContinue reading “Yoga in the park, yoga nidra, and the effects of a meditation practice”