Four steps towards the path of freedom

Everyone dreams of more freedom in their life. Freedom from pain and suffering, or from financial burden.  The freedom to express ourselves. Freedom from hardship or any situation that seems unjust or unfair. Why is it that when most people dream of bringing more freedom into their lives, it seems to be so hard to…

Yoga and an exercise in relative experience

Take three containers of water, each large enough to fit your hand inside. Fill one with hot water (but not so hot that it burns your hand!), one with cold ice water, and another with normal temperature tap water. Place one hand in the hot water and the other hand in the ice cold water…

What does Namaste mean?

At the end of my yoga class we do a closing gesture by bringing our hands together in front of our heart centre in the Anjali Mudra, and saying ‘Namaste’. Namas means to honour and Te means to you. It’s full meaning is very beautiful: “I honour the place in you that is the same…

Quote of the day

“Yoga is a light, Once lit can never fade out. The more you do it the brighter the flame burns within you. Why should you practice yoga? To kindle the divine fire within yourself. Everyone has a dormant spark of divinity in him which has to be fanned into a flame.” B.K.S. Iyengar