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    How are you?

    I appear to offer a wide variety of solutions coming from different angles, like yoga, ayurveda, mindfulness, or astrology, but ultimately, they all take us to the same point of balance - or sattva - which is where we thrive. Only the entry points are different.

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    From darkness to light

    asato mā sadgamayatamaso mā jyotirgamayamṛtyor mā’mṛtaṃ gamaya ~ Bṛhadāraṇyaka Upaniṣad, 1.3.28* Those of you who followed my regular yoga classes (back in the day!) will remember this mantra we chanted at the end of each class. It is known as the pavamāna mantra, or (mental) purification mantra, meaning: Lead me from the unreal to the real, from darkness to light,…

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    Solstice Solar Eclipse Podcast

    Significant changes usually come from times of crisis. We have an opportunity now for change on a Personal and collective level that is rare outside of wartime. The economy and health crisis will no doubt worsen before they get better, so we must prepare to live differently and do whatever we can to help others, for everyone’s sake. A summary…

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    The ones we’ve been waiting for…

    Significant changes usually come from times of crisis. We have an opportunity now for a change on a personal and collective level that is rare outside of wartime. The economy and health crisis will no doubt worsen before they get better, so we must prepare to live differently and do whatever we can to help others, for everyone’s sake.

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    Breathing in Compassion

    Like many of you, I have spent the last few days veering between sadness and rage. Trying to balance these emotions has been draining, and I am simply an observer at a safe distance. At some point, the only thing left to do is surrender to the truth of our current situation, stepping back from the emotional, visceral response and…

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    Self-Compassion depends on the notion of Self

    Q: Why don’t we have compassion for ourselves? Or what causes us to lose compassion for ourselves? Listen to this post or read the text below: On one level, our mistake is in thinking that there is a separate self who needs our compassion. When we realise that there is no separate self – that there is no fixed personal…

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    Changing Nodes, Changing Times

    Here is how the Nodes moving into the Gemini-Sagittarius axis can affect you until spring 2022 (Please look first at your natal Ascendant/Rising sign, as it will have more obvious impact in your life, then look to your natal Sun): For Gemini Ascendant and Sun: this is a significant period where you will be focusing on yourself and your needs.…

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    Going viral – living in a fast-changing world

    Going viral - living in a fast-changing world. We must think carefully about what we want society to look like - what is a tolerable level of control over daily life? Do you want to return to "normal"? What is it about normal that you want to go back to? Or is it reassurance and security you want? This is…