Bakasana (Crow)

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How to do Bakasana Begin in a squat position with your feet together and your heels slightly lifted. Inhale. Exhale: Widen your knees and place your hands on the floor at shoulder width ensuring your fingers are well spread. Lift you buttocks, come onto your tip toes and place your … Read more >

The Monk’s Tale

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The Monk’s Tale by Nathan Tamblyn The Monk’s Tale is a really sweet self-published collection of original readings, fables and meditations told from the perspective of a monk as he seeks to understand the nature of life and happiness. It gives an extraordinary insight into how we can avoid unhappiness … Read more >

Spicy and nutty granola

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This was my first homemade granola recipe courtesy of the wonderful Virginia Compton at Holistic Yoga Sangha and I love it. This tastes great with coconut milk but even better with coconut yogurt – but beware mix this with coconut yogurt and you won’t want to eat again for a … Read more >

Hatha Yoga

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Hatha Yoga, the report of a personal experience by Theos Bernard This is a fascinating book recounting a personal experience of the practices within the Hatha Yoga Pradipika (HYP). Theos Bernard explores the bretah of yogic practices from asana (posture), kriyas (purification), pranayama (breathing), mudras (gestures) to Samadhi (bliss). Some … Read more >

Equanimity of mind is yoga

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The first time I read sloka 2-48 in the Bhagavad Gita it resonated. Firstly because it felt like the objective of my yoga practice, but also because it contains many of the teachings of yoga within it. For me yoga is the realisation that I am not my mind, coupled … Read more >

Coconut crack

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This is a really simple recipe that doesn’t involve any cooking (well, not much!) and it tastes great. I love to call this crack because it can be incredibly addictive! My friends love this recipe. I make this in bulk and freeze it. It can be eaten stright from the … Read more >

Yoga Girl

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Yoga Girl: Finding Happiness, Cultivating Balance and Living With Your Heart Open Wide by Rachel Brathen I loved this book. I picked it up shortly before boarding a flight from Canada and by the time I reached the UK I had finished it. I was glued to Rachel’s inspiring story, … Read more >