Ashtanga yoga

3rd Yama – non-stealing

2.37 pratisthayam sarva ratna upasthanam When non-stealing (asteya) is established all jewels, or treasures, present themselves, or are available to the Yogi. The third Yama (the first step in Yoga) is Asteya, or non-stealing. Clearly if you are a good person you do not steal from others, but what defines stealing? If you use a quote you have heard as your own,

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2nd Yama – Truth

The next step within the first limb of Yoga is Satya, or truthfulness. “Satya brings whatever is willed: For one who increasingly practices honesty or truthfulness in actions, speech, and thoughts, his or her will is naturally fulfilled.” Swami Jnaneshvara I consider myself to be an extremely, often bluntly, honest person which can come across as being tactless or even

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Yoga – more than it looks

Western Yoga has been bastardised. I know how this sounds, as I am a Yoga teacher, and am guilty of teaching classes in the past which have been mostly about getting strong and lean. But thank Christ I saw the light. When looking on social media (#instayogis)  you would think that to be a Yoga teacher you need big tits,

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My First Mysore

This morning I went to my very first ever ‘Mysore’ class. It is safe to say I am hooked. I have been wondering, waiting, willing myself to go for so long and it wasn’t until a change in the timetable at one of my favourite yoga studio’s forced me to do it, that I finally took the plunge. For any

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