Sahasrara, also know as the crown chakra, is the final energy centre we will explore in this series. Located at the crown of the head, this chakra is the seat of higher consciousness, connecting you to something ‘bigger’ than yourself. You may call it Source, the Divine, God, The Universe, or something else altogether. Before…

Even before Coronavirus, many of us were spending our waking hours oscillating between fight, flight, freeze and please. Despite advances in science and technology, our primitive brains are still, very much, in charge (read more over here). It takes conscious effort to bring the nervous system back into balance. Here are 50 ideas to help…

I’m sitting here in a café. I’ve brought my own cushion to use as a backrest and a heat pack because lower back pain is a needy beast. It demands unwavering attention, which I’ve given it for nearly two weeks. I’ve tended to it with physiotherapy, remedial massage, floatation, hot AND cold treatment, pain killers,…

I’ve dabbled in almost every style of yoga imaginable: hatha, kundalini, vinyasa, hot, acro, blindfolded and even… nude yoga (just the once). These experiences have been interesting but my teaching style has been largely shaped by two more personal considerations: injury and anxiety Yoga selfies & the glorification of flexibility It started as a very…

Go inside and listen to your inner voice. Every question has an answer. Your soul is full of wisdom and knows the way. –  Yogi Bhajan In our busy lives, it’s easy to get caught up in a constant cycle of doing. Continuously moving from one task to another we are, more often than not, on…

It took me five years to sing in front of my husband. Five whole years to get over my fear of singing in front of the human being I love and trust more than anyone else on Earth. Not only did I have an intense aversion to singing; I was scared to express myself and…

I envy people who look back on high school with nostalgia. Tainted by bullying, my memories of my all-girls high school aren’t so fond but one thing I am eternally grateful for is the belief instilled in us that women can do and be anything. That and the ability to administer a decent handshake. You…

Before diving in, you may find it helpful to read my Introduction to the Chakras and posts about the first, second and third chakras. Located in the centre of the chest, the fourth chakra is the ‘bridge’ between the lower chakras which represent our place in the physical world, and the higher chakras which represent…

This is the year, you’re finally going to do it! Way to go! I remember the first time I went to a yoga class. Although I’d heard so much about the benefits of doing yoga and knew it would be a positive addition to my life, I won’t lie, I was anxious. When I thought about…

  Before diving into this piece, I suggest reading my Introduction to the Chakras and posts about the first and second chakras. The third chakra, known as the solar plexus chakra or manipura, is yellow in colour and located around the area of the stomach. It is responsible for looking after the health of the stomach, liver,…

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