Join Mel as she offers yoga as a gift to be received, rather than a goal to be accomplished. We each have our own innate wisdom, our own desires, and our own need for greater clarity, be it in our purpose, our prosperity, our pleasure or our freedom.
Yoga can help us unravel the layers of confusion, fogginess or disconnect to live a life of greater courage and compassion. Mel would love for you to join her on this exploration of what it means to move with awareness, to remain attentive to the breath, and how stillness in meditation can bring greater steadiness in life.
A break from the critical thinking and the fiery diatribes: this is a love letter to yoga.
The passing of Michael Stone acts as a wake up call to all that teach and practice yoga. In a culture where weakness is frowned upon, vulnerability is weakness, and there is no time for grief, no space for sadness, no acknowledgement of deep pain, yoga could be offering us salvation. Yoga could be building a community where we create space for weakness, for vulnerability, for grief, sadness and pain. But it isn't. Yoga (or the industry around it) is exactly the same as the other corporate bullshit we are fed #everydamnday. We all have a responsibility, to ourselves and to others. To get real - and to learn what true love really is.
If you believed you could do anything that your heart desired, how would life be different?
Is advanced yoga just for the young and fit? I offer another look at what it means to practice yoga.
Could doing less be the solution to our world problems?
This short blog offers a truthful glimmer into me, today. No hyperbole, no solutions, just a fragment of vulnerability.
When our attitude to ourselves is one of loathing, it doesn't matter what we do to change or improve ourselves, we will always fail. Companies like Weightwatchers make most of their money from repeat customers, because if you are punishing yourself with food and exercise, you are going to run out of steam and either go on a mad binge or just burn out. The more we can bring love to everything we do, the easier it becomes to realise that you truly are beautiful.
Knowing you want more space in your life is one thing, creating it is another. Read on to discover why creating space comes with its highs and its lows.
Your body is so much more than something to be carved, chipped away at, despised and fought with. If your thought your body was your greatest teacher, able to inspire and guide you, would it be possible to find true love for the skin you are in?