They say we shouldn’t wait eternally for the circumstances to be perfect before we find contentment. We should be content in the moment where ever that may be. While this is true if we wish to avoid suffering (suffering is caused by wishing that the moment was different than it is) it does not mean … More The Power of the Places that Surround Us
Gently sliding my trolly out from the stack and rolling it fluidly on the smooth floor into the supermarket. Wandering in to the shopping area I’m greeted by a sense of calm. Colourful fruits and vegetables are stacked artistically and in such a way that I can see an overview of the entire fruit and … More Mindful Supermarket – This is also India!
‘Why is awareness of our breathing and the way we breath is so important?’ See my previous article for a background to this discussion. As I write I’m realising there is no short simple answer to this question, so I’m going to discuss it in sections: ‘Anatomy and Physiology of Breathing’, ‘How Breathing Helps us … More Anatomy of breathing – where and why our body moves
I’ve spent a long time in the company of yogis and physiotherapists, there the importance of the breath is taken for granted. Within my profession as a physiotherapist and yoga instructor I’ve taught awareness of breath and breathing techniques countless times. Within the field of my job it has never really been questioned as to … More What’s so important about breathing?
In my last blog I discussed my journey from an ‘antenna-out’ to an ‘antenna-in’ approach to life. When I was controlled by the ‘antenna-out’ approach I allowed the reactions and needs of others to decide how I behaved. Switching to the ‘antenna-in’ approach I stay centred to myself and make decisions based on me and my … More How-to: Staying centred and true to yourself