‘A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.’ Marcus Garvey The eight limbs of Ashtanga Yoga was a key element to my yoga teacher training. Realising asana (the 'yoga poses' part of Yoga which I wrote about here) is only one of eight parts of … Continue reading Yoga Limbo
I figured seeing as I end every post by saying Namaste and I end all my emails with…Namaste I should probably give a shout out to what I’m trying to say here. When I first really thought about what Namaste means it was actually while I was living in America a few months ago and I found … Continue reading Namastawhatta?
I’ve been pushing myself to the limit a lot recently, finding new limits and pushing further and then retreating and surrendering. My yoga teacher training was a lot of that. Realising I can wake up at 5am every day and do 4 hours of yoga, 3 hours of lectures, 2 hours of meditation and chanting … Continue reading You Don’t miss the Water until the Well runs Dry
OK, I'll say it: before I did my teacher training I found Sanskrit a bit pretentious, but now I know the words and I enjoy it as they fall out of my mouth. I revel in the history, authenticity and my new knowledge. So! Asana just means a posture comfortably held; it’s the poses' part of … Continue reading We are More Important than the Asanas