Everyday Mindfulness: A Month of Zen

“Emancipate yourself from mental slavery, none but ourselves can free our minds” - Bob Marley I spend my first month in India in a beautiful Zen monastery in the Western Ghats, gazing at the misty horizon and contemplating the beauty of wild flowers. I feel very far from the India most people imagine. For the … Continue reading Everyday Mindfulness: A Month of Zen

Why do we practice yoga? A modern take on the eight limbs

My first yoga class was at a gym when I was 15. I’ll be honest, I came out thinking ‘well, that wasn’t really exercise and that lady was a bit too hippydippy for my liking. Maybe I’ll try pilates. Or Kickboxing.’ When I was at university a friend invited me along to another class - … Continue reading Why do we practice yoga? A modern take on the eight limbs