Tag: yoga

14. Amelioration

14. Amelioration

My search for explanations, cures or even temporary relief never ceased until relatively recently when I finally grasped that shutting down when overloaded, in whatever way, was just how I operated/survived. Having accepted this, I stopped being in conflict with myself. Better still I stopped read more

13. Travel

13. Travel

 ‘Oh no, she doesn’t get migraines, does she?’ I heard these words the first time I slept in my partner’s mother’s house and was too ill to get up! He was not my husband then, but I had flown from New Zealand to inspect him read more

12. The positives outweigh the negatives

12. The positives outweigh the negatives

I often say I have two great loves, yoga and migraines, as both have taught me so much. The well world disbelieves my claim about migraine. Yoga yes; migraine no. While it is true this condition has orchestrated my life in often inconvenient ways, it read more

Video series

Video series

All asanas are tadasana with variations. All are balances of the outer body, inner body and outer and inner beings. All start with a breath and are measured in breaths. I was trained by BKS Iyengar. I am not an Iyengar teacher as we all read more

2. The venue must be trashed

2. The venue must be trashed

I enter my other world where pain – a brutal sun – rises so slowly I hardly know its pointless orbit has begun Then – too late – it floods my landscape. Higher, harsher more violent rays find my soul and all dreams die I read more

New Year’s Day, a swim and yoga

New Year’s Day, a swim and yoga

We may be in Level Four and to all intents and purposes locked-down, but this day has started perfectly. No wind, the tide exactly right, only decorative clouds, and the sun fully lighting our world just after nine. Normally we would be starting a day read more