10 mantras: videos and lyrics

Some time ago I came across a blog post called Top 10 little mantras with videos and links and thought it might be a useful resource for people who like to experiment with different mantras as part of their yoga practice or as meditation. The original post is a few years old now, but all…

WOW: wishing well

This week in class we practised a simple mindfulness meditation exercise which focuses on feelings of wellness and wellbeing. The WOW phrase stands for ‘wishing ourselves well, wishing others well’. It is important to wish ourselves well if we are to be able to help, support and be compassionate towards others. We can then begin…

Yoga and animals

A bit of humour for this blog post – you may have already seen this video or others like it, but it made me chuckle. Here’s a short video of companion animals (pets) joining in with yoga at home, put together by the Huffington Post. I particularly like the cat who stays on the yogini’s…

Salute to the sun short video

I was looking round my computer folders when I came across a short video of me doing some yoga outside in the spring a few years ago. I decided to take the modified sun salutation (surya namaskar) video and add sub-titles to it so that if you’re unfamiliar with the salute to the sun you…

Back care exercises video

Well, here’s the much awaited [by whom?] next video for all you people stuck at desks all day! In this 5 minute video I take you through three simple seated spine stretches that you can do sitting at your desk, or sitting on the floor. If you keep the spine mobile and working in all…