Article first published in Yoga Magazine July 2017
What actually is a mudra? We may be familiar with some of those hand gestures that our yoga teacher encourages us to use in class; perhaps bringing the thumb and index finger tip together or bringing the hands into a prayer position to name two of the most common hand positions but what are they, why do we do them and do they make a difference to our practice?
By Charlotte Watts – first published in NHS Magazine November 2010
“What you need is an acceptance of yourself as you are. You are like a seed ….
If seeds had goals, there wouldn’t be very many flowers.”
To practice yoga with genuine ‘ahimsa’, or non-violence, we must feel loving, nurturing and supportive towards ourselves. But many of us carry around a great deal of negativism about ourselves.
Jump off the hedonic treadmill - by Leonie Taylor
“Unhappiness is best defined as the difference between our talents and our expectations.”
Edward de Bono
According to Dr Raj Persaud, Consultant Psychiatrist at The Maudsley Hospital in South London, presenter of All In The Mind on BBC Radio 4,