The Universe sets my pace for me. I need not resist. It stops me so I rest when stillness is needed, it separates me from company when I need time alone, it brings me into challenges when I am strong enough to meet them. It opens my eyes to the extraordinary beauty of being AndContinue reading “The Universe”
There is no easy way out of the predicament we are in. Ultimately, none of us comes out alive. Consider how people have survived in extremis in the past, however. Those who lose their heads, who jump overboard, or who climb over the bodies of others to try to escape, gain very little and helpContinue reading “There is no easy way out of the predicament we are in”
Anna asked what I wanted to achieve on Linkedin. My reply came to me as I was dreaming. I find, increasingly, that setting yourself a question or a problem or issue to consider during sleep is a fantastic way to put your subconscious to work.
I need to find a way to open a discussion about this. Let’s start talking about what it means to practice compassionate attunement, practice realisation, to understand that the way of doing something is just that, The Way, since it embodies attitude, quality, a means of being the instrument of love. Responding to the ecologicalContinue reading “Love is Green: yoga meets philosophy in the ecological emergency”
During the course, we will consider free will, practice realisation and the attitude that emerges as a result of an attunement to cooperation, and compassion. Thus we practice Yoga not just on the mat but as The Way, in the Daoist sense, of doing and being what love does and is.
Accept that we are neither devils nor gods. We are evolved beings, part of the struggle, and if we recognise our interdependency we just might contribute instead of collapsing.
I don’t know if anyone reads this. No matter. Keep going. This is a guide that outlines the practice of restraints as bandhas Sit in a cross legged position on a cushion on the floor. Get as comfortable as possible with the spine inviting itself to lengthen like a snake being charmed upwards by theContinue reading “Writing into the ether”
I hope this helps some people. It’s based on surya namaskar and the five restraints, or yamas. I’ve included my own philosophy of non-dualism from an evolutionary biology/ scientific/empirical standpoint (as outlined in my book). I did this with the pandemic in mind. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qsbk5GCwIpw This is a very challenging time for so many of us.Continue reading “First Video: Restraint Practice”