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We Are All Connected :)

"Everything relies on everything else in the cosmos in order to manifest—whether a star, a cloud, a flower, a tree, or you and me." -Thich Nhat Hanh Hello my friend,      How are you?       For me, time seems to be flying by despite the lockdown, and this week has felt a little different... Somewhere deep inside me is a real feeling of  hope.  A   feeling that none of our upheaval, change, grief and/or disruption has been for nothing. A feeling that the whole world can take  many lessons  from this time; and perhaps we can come out of this with new priorities, new visions and the chance to birth a whole new world based upon what is  really important  to all of us.    I feel connected :)   Connected to all of you  who bother to read my weekly ramblings(!!!), to those of you who practice yoga and sing mantras with me and to the many, amazing  friends  old and new that I am blessed to speak with via emails and messages. This time continues to show me that  love i

The Art of Balance - Discovering The Path Through Extremes

Image Source: Yoga for Balance Video  Link Life has a way of stirring us up, doesn't it? One minute we are happily going about life as normal, and the next we are all contained to our homes, questioning things as deep as the nature of mortality and as shallow as "Will there be enough toilet paper?!"     In times such as these, most of us are experiencing extremes. Extreme frustration, extreme solitude, extreme happiness, extreme differs in opinions, extreme waves of emotion. The full gamut of life is right here for us to feel and live through every day and this can be both a blessing and a curse.   It seems more beneficial than ever to cultivate a sense of balance. So what exactly is balance and how can we encourage more of it in our lives?    Within the tradition of Buddhism is the concept of the middle way this can be described as  the path between two extremes. So when seen from this vi

What do you surrender to... & what do you resist?

Here's this weeks video: Yoga For Surrender Hello Beautiful Soul,      How are you?       Here we are again- meeting in this virtual world, co-creating this moment together - right now while the external world does its thing.      These past few weeks I have been thinking a lot about presence/ mindfulness/ the simple, powerful tool of embracing the present moment.     To the best of my (rather limited) ability I've been surrounding to this moment- no matter how different things may turn out then what I planned and no matter how hard things may seem out there in the world... or in here in my own mind.     I keep observing that resisting the way things are does not change them, but only brings stress to me.  So why resist?!  What happens if I just surrender and allow it all to be?-  All the beauty. All the pain. Just allowing everything to be as it is in this moment and then from this place I can choose (very carefully) what I wish to do and what I wish to

3 Ways to Cultivate Inner Freedom

     This week's Free yoga practise is right  HERE  for you.  Hello beautiful soul,     How are you?  Another week of this strange life.  Another week of external restrictions.  Another week of being at home.  What does being at home mean anyway?!  Is it a physical place, an emotional place or even a spiritual one?  Are you spending this time climbing the walls or digging deep?    I find my personal experience of being at home is changing hour by hour! I can say only one thing for sure: External freedom is rather limited for all of us right now, and so I'm following the advice of all the Yogic and Buddhist masters I have ever read and trying my humble best to cultivate some inner freedom .     " Inner freedom is not guided by our efforts; it comes from seeing what is true." - Gautama Buddha      Each and every one of us has unlimited potential. So what happens if we turn this potential inward? And rather than chasing the monkey-mind from one e