Recent Reflections

  • The Woodpecker & Connecting to Life

    I recently spent a week teaching on a yoga and meditation retreat at Dhanakosa, a Buddhist retreat centre in Scotland located next to Loch Voil & the Trossachs National Park. Those of you who have been lucky enough to visit Dhanakosa will know It provides a quiet and beautiful setting for retreats. During my stay
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  • The Obsession with Yoga Asana

    A friend recently shared a photo with me on Twitter of a young woman performing a very elaborate yoga posture, she was doing a headstand while in full lotus. As if this wasn’t enough, she was also doing this whilst only balancing on her head with her arms not touching the ground! Over the years
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  • The pursuit of Happiness

    When was the last time you felt an emotion that you did not want to feel?  In a recent TED talk, “The Gift and Power of Emotional Courage” Psychologist Susan David explored our flexibility with the emotions we feel in our lives.  She mentioned a survey she conducted with over 70,000 people where a third
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  • Vision & Belief

    Sir Roger Bannister, died peacefully in Oxford on 3 March, aged 88, surrounded by his family. On the 6th May 1954 as a 25 year old medical student Roger Bannister became the first man to run a mile in under four minutes. Pandemonium broke out within the crowd of 3,000 spectators when news spread that
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  • The last time I saw Richard

    “The last time I saw Richard was Detroit in ‘68, And he told me all romantics meet the same fate someday Cynical and drunk and boring someone in some dark cafe”. The haunting opening line of Joni Mitchell’s song, “The last time I saw Richard” from her 1971 LP ‘Blue’.  Anyone familiar with this album
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