Deep inhale through the nose - belly rising, ribs rising, chest rising. Hold. Full exhale through the nose - chest falling, ribs falling, belly falling. It's how we start every class, becoming aware of our presence on the mat. With the sounds of the cliff tops around us, it's not always that easy to concentrate … Continue reading Root Down, Rise Up
I cannot count how many times I've sat on the train from the South up to "The North" - as it's so wonderfully titled on all the road and platform signs. Train journeys have a tendency to bring out bring out the wistful and romantic in me. To watch out of the window as miles … Continue reading Running shades of blue…
Talk about pathetic fallacy, this weather that’s changing with my mood. These torrents of rain come out of nowhere and stop. Sporadic bursts of sunshine are filtered by harmless clouds. It’s changing in an instant. June really is a mood. I’ve been particularly uninspired as of late. Looking at the rain out of the window … Continue reading A Raindrop Moment – Uninspired
In January 2018, well perhaps in the December of the year before, I decided I would keep a journal. You may laugh and roll your eyes and think yes, well, don't we all. You may think that it's the resolution of a twelve year old (and one I did indeed make at that age). This … Continue reading A year in thirty three pages.
Here we are, sparkling humans, on Bonfire night, as the eleventh month of the year begins. This is a month filled to the brim with 'to-do' list, things to read, places to be, deadlines looming and pressure among pressures galore; so it seems. November is the storm, I believe, the one that succeeds that proverbial … Continue reading A November of Noise
Happy autumnal equinox! This day of half dark and half light, this day of half day and half night, this day of the whole of you. Through generations and through faiths and religions, this day of halves making wholes has been celebrated. It is the turning of a wheel and both a closing and opening … Continue reading Half Dark and Half Light
There is a kind of space that appears before you, it rolls away endlessly and trips off the end of every mother tongue. It is a vast expanse of fullness and emptiness and it is purely there. It runs away with your eyes until you can follow it no more, and it sits stead fast … Continue reading Expansion Across Spaces