Five Reasons to Make Yoga Your New Year’s Resolution

When it comes to the start of the new year, making yoga a new year’s resolution is a good move. These are the reasons why… 1. Creating a healthy new habitStart the year off how you wish to continue. Research suggests it takes 21 days to form a new habit. Spend the first 21 days of the year doing sun salutations when you wake, and see the difference it makes to your life.When you’ve done yoga consistently for a while, you notice that a delicious calm comes, and doesn’t just last for the length of a yoga class; it stays. READ MORE

Why Yoga Feels Like Magic

You come along to a yoga class, do a bit of breathing, some physical poses, some relaxation, and that’s it, right? Maybe you get a little bit more flexible and feel less stressed for an hour. But that’s not the end of the story. When you’ve done yoga regularly for a while you discover that it has much deeper, life-enhancing, life-changing effects. It is surprising, actually, and feels a little bit like magic. This magic is not exclusive. It doesn’t happen to a lucky few. It happens to everyone who commits to a regular practice. Yoga goes beyond the physical, READ MORE

Transform like a Lotus Flower Despite the Mud of Life

If you feel lost, disappointed, hesitant or weak, return to who you are, here and now, and when you get there, you will discover yourself, like a lotus flower in full bloom, even in a muddy pond, beautiful and strong.” ~ Masaru Emoto The lotus flower comes from the mud, dirty water, but it grows into something beautiful. The lotus is an age-old religious symbol. For Buddhists, the lotus flower symbolises the most exalted state of human, feet rooted in the world of experience. According to Hinduism, within each human is the spirit of the sacred lotus. My photograph above is from READ MORE