Three Powerful Ways to Hit The “Pause” Button

For many of us, life seems to dash by at breakneck speed. Like a game character jumping through hoops, solving puzzles and facing challenges, it can sometimes feel as if we are being propelled forward with little agency or control,…

Is Information Overload Making it Harder to be Happy?

Dissatisfaction, discontentment, and out-and-out unhappiness are a surprisingly ubiquitous feature of modern life. Mental health issues are a growing public health concern, rates of stress, anxiety and depression are rising sharply among the UK’s teenage girls and the United States…

5 Mood-Boosting Mantras to Get You Through Any Challenge

You must live alone, at least internally, in a quiet place. – Bhagavad Gita Have you ever caught yourself repeatedly reciting a word, phrase, or affirmation in your mind? Perhaps you’ve told yourself “you can do this,” over and over…

Minimizing On and Off the Mat

I recently moved into a granny flat close to the yoga studio where I teach. Although the circumstances for my sudden move were complicated, it was the simplest house-hunting experience of my adult life. I found the ad in the…

8 Things That Happened After I Meditated For 100 Days

I am not a yogi, a life coach, or a yoga teacher. In fact, I am probably the furthest thing from what you would call a yogi. I was raised, in part, by a physically and emotionally abusive step father.…

Why Me-Time and Meditation Isn’t A Selfish Act

When it comes to yoga, meditation and even me-time in general, we can sometimes worry we are being a little selfish. Dedicating time to our own wellbeing can feel overly indulgent, and there’s even a creeping suggestion self-care is little…