Graduate Writings

Working with the Chakras - by Khadine Morcom

First published in Yoga Magazine in August 2017
Once the language of yoga practitioners only, the term chakras is now fairly commonly known among many people, even if it is not fully understood what a chakra is, it is not a completely new term to most.  There has in recent times been an association with new age philosophies which may have impacted the experiential truth behind chakras and the ability to

Mūdras in a modern day yoga practice - by Khadine Morcom

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 Leonie Taylor


“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.”

Al Huang

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.

Hedonic treadmill

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,


The Way is not about knowing... or not-knowing.
Knowing is only delusion,
and not-knowing is merely blank consciousness

— Nan-Ch'uan