This piece will be one of the most important posts I'll ever write. It's an amalgum of observations I have gleaned from teaching people from all walks of life, with different bodies, histories and temperaments. And I'm writing it because so many people who are active and fidgety tell me 'Meditation is just not for … Continue reading Meditation for movers, shakers and those who hate sitting still
THE MOVEMIND model This post is an overview of the Movemind approach to building an optimal educational paradigm. If you haven't read this article yet, which goes into more depth about how to structure an optimal educational paradigm in the face of an unknown future, start with that first. Let's take a look at what … Continue reading The Movemind Model : an optimal educational paradigm
https://youtu.be/MCjDJFlEC1Y ABOUT ZAHIR Zahir Akram is an author, yoga teacher and owner of Akram Yoga studio in Surrey, UK. Really enjoyed talking to one of my great yoga teachers. We explore some ideas in Zahir's new book, “Yoga, Meditation or Madness” around the path to self-realisation, teaching teachers and how to approach doing yoga if … Continue reading Zahir Akram on Self-Realisation, How to Teach a Teacher, and Why Yoga Might Not Fix Your Back Pain (#3)
“Practice implies a certain methodology, involving effort. It has to be followed uninterruptedly for a long time, with firm resolve, application, attention and devotion, to create a stable foundation for the training the mind, intelligence, ego and consciousness.” B.K.S. Iyengar This is a basic version of the Sun Salutation, or Surya Namaskar A. It is … Continue reading Breaking down the Sun Salutation; step by step.
Sun Salutation - Surya Namaskar A Yoga - an ancient, non-religious system designed to assist humans with the intricacies of living life, developed around the Himalayan regions of India, Nepal and Tibet. Asana - translated from Sanskrit; to sit . Asana is 1/8th of the 8-limbed system of Yoga, which we now understand as creating … Continue reading The restorative power of Yoga (Asana)