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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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Advancing walking meditation: embodying our values

Are you open to a new angle on the practice of walking meditation? This particular practice is best suited to those with an established meditation practice. It deepens our ability to notice, to witness and to sustain our intention. As such, our experience is …

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Pranayama – making light of mule work

‘Pranayama is mule work,’  joked (or half-joked) Richard Rosen during a pranayama workshop he led in London. This is how one of his teachers had once described the breathing practices of yoga. Many yogis give up pranayama easily because it is a practice that …

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