My Yoga Blog

Happy Hamstrings Part One: Release

Yoga can ask a lot of our hamstrings. This is what they look like, as an illustration at least (back of the right leg): Image: Norris Health. There are three (some say four) hamstring muscles. The semitendinosus and semimembranosus medially (closer to the inner …

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Grace in everyday life Carol Trevor blog

Glimpses of grace in everyday life

As the rivers flowing east and westMerge in the sea and become one with it,Forgetting they were ever separate rivers,So do all creatures lose their separatenessWhen they merge at last into pure Being. Chandogya Upanishad It’s easy to get caught up in all the …

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Pranayama Yoga Breathing Carol Trevor

Why pranayama? A personal view

When I came to yoga in 1991 I can’t say that I felt a connection to my breathing at all. Perhaps you can relate to this? My experience of the breath and pranayama (yoga’s breathing practices) in classes was limited and sporadic. As someone …

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Befriending fear in the time of coronavirus

Several weeks into lockdown, we are hanging on in there, with no idea how things will pan out in the short or long term. “The only thing you ever have is now” – Eckhart Tolle The uncertainty we encounter as part of a spiritual …

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