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Meditation

Why you need to know the science of compassion

Did you know there is a science of compassion? And you can actually measure how compassion helps people heal? As a yoga therapist, that makes me super excited. If you want to help your students heal with yoga therapy, here’s how - and why -...

COVID-19 and your un-yogic thoughts

  Has COVID-19 brought up strong and unpleasant feelings for you? Here are some things I've heard from yoga teachers recently:  "I'm so stressed about money because I've lost so many of my classes in recent months. It feels really un-yogic to...

When a student has a negative reaction to your teaching

This is my 'I can't believe this is happening to me on a live group Zoom call' face:    Has a student ever told you that the practice you just taught made them feel terrible?    It just happened to me.   This morning, I was delivering a live...

Grounding Yoga for Difficult Days

These are difficult days. Our lives, work, relationships and environments are shifting radically and many of us are struggling to stay positive. This is when we need yoga most.    The first step is to get grounded. That's a real challenge when...

Your students need calm - here's your free meditation e-course

  We could all do with a big dose of calm right now. The anxiety, stress and fear generated by the COVID-19 crisis is real. Governments are ramping up mental health services to cope with the fall-out. My students, some of whom have been resistant...

Three reasons why yoga teachers are scared of teaching meditation

I used to be scared of teaching meditation in my yoga classes. Here’s why:

Tips for teaching meditation - preparation

Do you want to teach your students to meditate but don't know where to start? Meditation can be difficult at first and finding ways to make it accessible to your students can be challenging.   One of the things that can make learning to meditate...

The 20 Second Meditation Technique

Have you ever tried to do a regular meditation practice, only to find yourself constantly distracted by ‘more important’ things? Here’s the secret: save yourself 20 seconds and you’ll gain several hours to dedicate to your practice. Willpower...

Yoga mantras for healing

    Are mantras part of your mediation practice? You don’t have to be a great singer to chant mantras (you can even recite them silently) and once you get the hang of it, you'll be blown away by how powerful they are.

Why the mindfulness revolution is short-changing students

  Mindfulness is the hottest ticket in town right now. Celebrities, media, self-help books and doctors are all touting the magical properties of mindfulness meditation. And it's true that there have been some convincing studies to show the...