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Balancing the poles;
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Balancing the poles

During July I’ve been blessed to be able to teach some new groups of pupils. Some are regulars at the studio in Anglet where I’ve been teaching since March, Yoga’ttitude 64. And some are the pupils of a local teacher here in Salies, Denise Spencer. I’ve been touched by the willingness of the other teachers …

Why wear white?;
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Why wear white?

In yoga, the colour white represents the purification of the self, traditionally worn by students to differentiate themselves from the swamis, the teaching monks, who wore robes of saffron orange. Orange is the colour of spirituality and represents both the sun and fire; the guiding light of the spiritual quest and the transformative power of …

On the coast… sur la côte…;
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On the coast… sur la côte…

Introducing Thursday yoga on the coast with Yoga’ttitude 64 Join me each Thursday (11th July – 29th August) on the beach in Anglet or in the centre of Biarritz for an hour of traditional Hatha yoga. Make the most of the beautiful weather by practicing outside as we join our mats in a circle. Or …

Why do we use Om?;
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Why do we use Om?

The word ‘om’ (which can also be spelt ‘aum’) is considered, in yoga, to be the primordial sound of the universe. It represents the whole of existence in its basic energy form. It represents the dissolving of the boundaries that we see, hear and touch, connecting all beings to their fundamental source: the energy of …

Pourquoi des coussins?;
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Pourquoi des coussins?

Dans la myriade de yoga techniques pratiqué partout dans le monde, dont une partie est toujours certain: la colonne vertébrale doit être droite. C’est pourquoi, au début de chaque classe, nous nous concentrons sur le bas du dos et chaque vertèbre, en essaie de trouver un espace entre les vertèbres et la visualisation des disques …

My yoga story;
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My yoga story

Happy Easter to those who celebrate! I’m taking the day off too, which is rare and challenging when you work freelance. So here’s something from the archive… a post about my personal journey into yoga that was written last summer and published in the British publication Yoga & Health Magazine. Enjoy… namasté. As I sit …

Are you hungry for change?;
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Are you hungry for change?

Always on a diet? Did you know that you’re statistically more likely to end up heavier after dieting? And that all those ‘fat-free’ foods are loaded with sugar and chemicals to make them palatable? And that the more processed, packaged food we eat the more we starve ourselves of the essential nutrients our bodies need? …

Easy digests it…;
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Easy digests it…

Every now and then I suffer from bad digestion. Not indigestion, just total digestion failure… or so it feels! Imagine concrete poured into your stomach that slowly settles its way through your colon and intestines completely blocking the entire region between the ribs and pelvis. It’s not pleasant. Unsurprisingly these periods of ‘blockage’ often appear …

Holding space;
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Holding space

Today I was privileged to ‘hold space’ for a new friend and fellow spiritual seeker, yoga enthusiast. Now… let’s just stop right there. Hold space! What on earth does that mean? It’s a term I’ve struggled with myself, as I’ve delved deeper into theories on alternative living and supporting the embryo god or goddess within. …