Unteach the teachings Breathe Believe Receive Namaskar,
we write to you from the ocean. having attained a life (or more) times dream.
we now live with an ocean view no more than 500 metres from our windows. we are living our dreams.
and it feels vast, magical and deeply divine.
we want to share a secret; any thing is possible. the key is surrender.
we've conversed about conditioning many times on & off the mat. too much conditioning. re-wiring. separating us from th
Falling is flying
Faith means we get back up again Falling into the breath takes us to places we never even knew existed. At the end of yogasana (the physical practice) you should feel lighter and clearer because you just let the heaviness and clutter within literally fall away into the earth and leave you. No longer weighed down by fear, heartache or apprehension, you will feel clarity and space. Being present allows you to continue on your path with mindfulness. Instead of
Perfection Perfection is (Im)Perfection ‘Perfection is, broadly, a state of completeness and flawlessness’ We just returned from the most idyllic retreat ever. I’ve been lucky enough to have travelled to some pretty gorgeous countries including Costa Rica and India, but a recent break on a near-isolated stretch of perfect golden sand in Fuerteventura proved to be perfection to me. A lapping ocean, no technology and swaying palm trees lulled my mind into silence and let my sou
Chakras are part of the esoteric, energetic body. While Western anatomy deals with muscles, organs, tissues and fascia, Eastern anatomy deals with the parts we can not see. Some argue that if we can not touch, see or feel the energetic system, then it does not exist. But our very essence, our soul, our thoughts, our emotions can not be 'seen'. If I ask you now to point to your soul, the part that is interpreting these words now, from deep within, you will be unable to find
How to be present at all times: If you are ever lucky enough to read any of the ancient Hindu or Yogic texts then you will realise pretty quickly that the true purpose and method of yoga is in being present in each and every moment. The moving your body and detoxifying is just really part of a preparation to get you 'clean and clear' so that you can meditate and dive deep to within. Last night I described it as diving deep into an ocean. All the waves flow ceaselessly above;
Veganism means to refrain from any animal based ingredients; no flesh (meat or fish), no dairy, no eggs, no animal derivatives such as gelatine, animal-based E numbers etc. The most obvious benefit and the most relevant one to yogi/nis is that veganism is a cruelty-free way of life. No animal has been imprisoned, mistreated, forced to give up its natural right to freedom, stolen from its mother or killed to be served up on our plates or in our cups. Veganism is a cleaner diet
Consume less dairy; as above. This includes cheese, milk, yoghurts etc. Lower your intake of alcohol; alcohol affects the body on all levels; we are essentially a little laboratory of many chemical interactions within and to bring alcohol into the equation alters everything. The bad effects of consuming alcohol are well known. Try reducing your intake or if you can, go teetotal to get clean. Stop smoking; cigarette smoke is carcinogenic and so is a direct factor in disease an
Swap cow’s milk for mylk; in order to keep up with the demand for milk, modern intensive farming methods feed the cows vast amounts of growth-promoting hormones and antibiotics. These directly affect your body when you consume the cow’s milk and have been proven to contribute to lower immunity hence contributing to disease and illness. Milk affects your hormone levels and could be the cause of fertility and hormone related diseases. The antibiotics you absorb through milk con
Buy more houseplants as they literally absorb carbon dioxide and any nasty toxic chemicals that have been used around the house (bleach, cleaners and perfumes) and exchange it with fresh, nutrient rich oxygen. Aim for one or two houseplants in each room for optimum cleanliness. Use non chemical household cleaners; better still make your own! See Part 1 for why we should reduce our use of manmade chemicals. We recommend brands like Method, Ecozone, Ecover and Dr. Bronner’s for
Take Epsom baths; these are cheap and readily available at about £3 per kilo which lasts many, many baths. The salts actually draw out toxins and help the skin and circulatory systems get cleaner. You can add a few drops of your favourite essential oil (lavender, tea tree or rose) for added relaxation purposes. Swap chemical cosmetics for clean, truly natural products. You can take it one step at a time but you might want to consider your cleanser, toner, moisturiser and body
I am seeking 2 volunteers willing to partake in some dietary and exercise trial plans. If you are suffering from any problems linked to your diet or exercise regime such as problem skin, mood swings, weight issues or anything that is getting you down, then this is a great opportunity for you. All I ask is that you submit a 100% honest list of your monthly diet (to be emailed over to us by February 7th 2015) along with a complete list of all exercise you have taken (walking, d