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Abhyasa: Commit Yourself to Love

Patanjali suggests overcoming the obstacles of life by simply going on while concentrating on one principle (eka tattva abhyasa), which in yoga can be any form of meditation.  Yoga teacher Gilda Giannoni shows an asana sequence that can help us to develop the required qualities…

I Am Blessed, You Are Evolving

I Am/You Are is an inspirational, reversible gift book, and a very practical way to change your negative thoughts in to positive ones using the mirror technique. The book is small and light and it can be carried in your handbag and pulled out when…

The Chakra – Mudras Connection

The energy of our fingers is related to the five elements (earth, water, fire, air and ether), so the practice of mudras (hand gestures) can enhance meditation and facilitate the energetic flow in the body through the chakras. Chakra Meditation and The Essential Guide to…

15 Best Valentine’s Day Movies

Valentine’s Day is upon us and if you want to experience some traditional romance this weekend rather than just filling your trolley with the usual heart-shaped Valentines merchanise, read on for this list of the best movies about love (as chosen by the Watkins Publishing…

Morning Mindfulness with Tamara Russell

Keep calm in the capital with Tower Bridge’s one-off series of mindful movement sessions on its famous Glass Floor, 42 metres above the Thames.   Weaving in the stunning backdrop of the city and observing the contrasting motions that range from the bustle of the…

Yoga for You and Your Child

Yoga has given us the tools to help us live in harmony with ourselves and others. If children can learn to use these tools, and apply them to their own lives, then the world will become a brighter and more peaceful place. Author and yoga…

A Time for New Beginnings

We are in the beginning of a new year and Barbara Meiklejohn-Free reminds us of the hopes and dreams of this special moment, a good time to consider where we are in life and where we are going. When looking at the future we usually…

Notes From Turtle Island: All My Relations

David Carson’s Notes from Turtle Island  are a series of blog posts introducing the north American continent as it was known by the ancient indigenous people who lived there. Let’s begin at the beginning. First there was the rock and it was floating in the…