Most of us have probably heard of the phrase “digital detox”: a dedicated time out from the computerised technology that defines our modern age. This can be anything from a holiday with no internet access, to a silent retreat such as a Vipassana meditation centre, or some may even go so far as to leave … Continue reading Digital Digestion
Yoga Online – The limits to the benefits
As weeks turn into months of life in lockdown, the human species must adapt its behaviour as well as its habitat. As our territory to roam becomes increasingly limited, we become increasingly aware that resistance to confinement is more futile in this particular scenario than any other political oppression. We cannot argue with the virus, we can barely be angry with this microscopic … Continue reading Yoga Online – The limits to the benefits
Conscious Belly: Gut Feelings
Gut feelings Gut healing yoga is about more than boosting digestive juices and finding the perfect golden serpent in your toilet bowl. Yes, this is all very important to gut health and we certainly can assist the physiological health of our digestive tracts in our yoga practice, yet there is more to the “gut” than … Continue reading Conscious Belly: Gut Feelings
Conscious Belly: Immunity
Love, Light & Immunity When worlds collide “All disease begins in the gut” - Hippocrates As face masks become the new Spring/Summer trend on the street, and elbows get soggy from self-isolated sneezes rather than park festival plastic pint glass spillages, we are all now fully aware that a certain virus is spread through “liquid … Continue reading Conscious Belly: Immunity
Conscious Belly: Bramacharya
Brahmacharya: A new interpretation for gut health & healing Throughout history, the yogic concept of brahmacharya has been reincarnated into ever-evolving social contexts. Unlike the other Yamas the meaning of brahmacharya is not so explicit. The Yamas - The Five Social Conducts of Ashtanga Yoga There are many lineages of yogic philosophical teaching and the yamas appear as the first … Continue reading Conscious Belly: Bramacharya
Conscious Belly Newsletter – Spring!
The ancient traditions of yoga suggest that spring is the perfect time to embark on a more physical yoga practice. Now is the time to increase your movement and embrace the lighter energy that the season brings. Our digestion starts to get a little more support from the warming climes so we can begin to benefit from a holistic gut healing … Continue reading Conscious Belly Newsletter – Spring!
Nutmeg: Chapter 5
Chapter 5 Jennifer Gintub jumped out of her Pino-ed pineal dream state at the sound of the exuberant doorbell. How drunk must she be not to have heard someone walking up the heavily gravelled garden path? She wondered with a little concern and looked into the bottom of the fish bowel she’d just drained. It … Continue reading Nutmeg: Chapter 5
NUTMEG Chapter 4
NUTMEG Chapter 4 Hyswith wasn’t too far. She could get the 44 bus straight there from outside the doctor’s surgery. It was no Merc, but it would have to do for now. V, stood impatiently at the bus stop, alternating her stringent stares between the road stretching into the distance and the electronic sign updating … Continue reading NUTMEG Chapter 4
October 2018-The Hunter’s Full Moon!
Wonderful thoughts and feelings from The Temple of Cosmic Spheres! Looking forward to sharing this through the rest if this week’s yoga classes as we come down on the Hunter’s moon energy surge. Time to rest and digest after all that hunting!
Photography by John Entwhistle
Full Moon in Taurus
Todays Full Moon is called the Hunter’s Moon and marks the second of the Fall Full Moons; September’s Harvest Moon being the first. Lady Moon waxes Full in the astrological Fixed and Earthy sign of Taurus, the Bull. I’ve written much about this astrological energy and although, I don’t normally use the “names” given to the moons, in this case it felt natural to use that as the focus for exploring the potential of this energy.
I just finished teaching a series of classes entitled Ma’at and Order in the Chaos. The focus was on use of the Hermetic Principles (aka: Universal Laws) that provide the template for creation’s action and the need for the balance of chaos and order for the cycles of existence to continue. We talked about having intentional transparency in working with these principles…
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