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Flow Like Water

WHO ELSE WANTS TO DEFEAT THE “BUSY” DEMON? Do you “do enough” in life? Are your writing the next great novel / creating a garden paradise / super-schooling the young ones / perfecting your cake making / improving your running speed / developing your new post-Corona business model / WHATEVER. Where does the programming come […]

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Stretch Out Your Legs

NO PAIN NO GAIN IS AN OUTDATED LIE That’s what they tell you in the gyms, right? But that’s just not true: having an attitude of self-punishment and self-denial makes it harder to grow and change. And it’s SO not the only way to do it… There are other ways of generating endorphins, and getting […]

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Track Physical Sensation

HOW TO USE YOUR ADDICTIVE PERSONALITY AND MAKE IT WORK FOR YOU (even if part of you thinks that’s cheating) I can wake up my addictions to alcohol and nicotine really easily. I’m addicted to various forms of scrolling. Plus I’m sooooo addicted to tea. It’s a hereditary problem: once when I went to my […]

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Simple Abs sequence

IT IS REALLY TRUE THAT YOGA IS ABOUT TURNING YOURSELF INTO A PRETZEL? Instagram is full of pretty pictures of beautiful young ladies on beaches doing advanced yoga postures. I guess for some people that’s inspiring. But the pretzel thing is a yoga myth: you do not need to flexible to start doing yoga. For […]

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Be Kind to Yourself

I’M TOO BUSY / STRESSED / LAZY TO DO YOGA What’s your relationship to time like right now?  Have you filled your life with busy-ness and tasks?  Or are the days empty like the skies? Are you recreating the patterns in your life prior to lockdown or exploring a new paradigm? I’m good at time.  […]

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Feel Your Edges

DO YOU FEEL OVERWHELMED RIGHT NOW? Unless you live alone on a desert island and don’t have the internet, you’ll have experienced seismic shifts in your life these last few weeks. Going anywhere has been curtailed; connections we took for granted are inaccessible; the tolerable becomes intolerable; things that were solid have crumbled. It’s just […]

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Strengthen Your Abs

WHO ELSE WANTS TO FEEL MORE SAFE AND STRONG? There’s a lot of chaos out there in the world: big ripples in all places… lockdown’s like a different planet, with different laws of physics. It can be tempting to run away from it all in your mind, and numb out through box-sets, scrolling or hiding […]

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Tune in to your Breath

NAPS ARE THE HIGHEST FORM OF SPIRITUAL PRACTICE. FACT. This is what the cats tell me. Whilst some might see an afternoon nap as indolence or luxury or a fat waste of time, they are missing out on something important. If you are running around like a HEADLESS CHICKEN the whole time, you don’t get […]

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Tune Into Your Breath

HOW TO FEEL LESS ANXIOUS WHEN TIMES ARE UNCERTAIN (WITHOUT HIDING UNDER YOUR DUVET FOREVER!) I mean, all our ancestors lived through uncertain times, times of war, famine, pestilence, and worse.  But right now, some of us are on the front lines, dealing with Coronavirus… and some of us are sitting tight at home. Whether […]

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Feel Safety in the Present Moment

SCROLLING IS DESTROYING YOUR SEX LIFE, MAKING YOUR EYES SQUARE AND GIVING YOU ITCHES IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES They’re addictive: the phones, the tablets, the computers. The drip feed of dopamine. A half-substitute for real connection. 1001 contradictory facts. And does it make you happy? Not really.  And if you stare at a screen […]

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