Having to deal with guilt can be a major barrier to trying or continuing with many self care practices. So how can we make it go away? I'm going to be honest with you, the guilt isn't going to disappear by me telling you that you shouldn't feel guilty or that you deserve to look … Continue reading How can I stop feeling guilty when doing something for myself?
Like meditation, yin yoga tends to be viewed as something that is supposed to help us relax. But is that what always happens when we practise? And if not, does that mean we are doing something wrong? I'm going to explain why yin yoga can be both a form of relaxation as well as anything … Continue reading Is yin yoga relaxing?
Despite what you see on social media and the cover of magazines, being "good" at yoga has nothing to do with whether you can do a handstand or make any other specific shapes with your body. So if that's not what it's all about, what is it? I'm going to outline just a handful of … Continue reading What does it mean to be good at yoga?
Later this year, I will have reached 10 years since I attended a mindfulness course, which was the beginning of my meditation practice. I consider myself to be an experienced meditator who is able to sit to notice whatever may be arising. But the interesting thing is I sometimes find myself avoiding the sitting even … Continue reading Yin yoga as a mindful movement practice
Most yin yoga classes that I've attended or seen advertised seem to be scheduled for the evening. In some ways, I can see why that is; the idea of something gentle and relaxing at the end of the day seems to be a great idea for many of us. However, having spent 200 hours training … Continue reading What time of day should you practise yin yoga?