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.
Mel specialises in offering yoga as a tool to heal from PTSD, stress, low self-esteem, depression, exhaustion, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia and for women's health, including pre and post-natal support and recovery, menstrual health issues.
A poem, this one written from the Shropshire hills.
Anyone else's menstrual cycle go nuts last week?
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.