What is Mindfulness?

If your eyes rolled at the title and you nearly didn’t get even this far into the article, I wouldn’t blame you. While mindfulness is as old as the human race, the very word mindfulness has spread in recent times, and quickly so, into modern day lexicon and become an industry spanning a whole genre…

Yoga in airports? Another way to find distraction

Someone just sent me a link about ‘yoga rooms’ in airports, a well intentioned share from an acquaintance who thought I’d be cheered by this.   No. Am not.   The proliferation of yoga, everywhere and in any form, are like clouds covering the sun.   This isn’t a judgemental view based on keeping yoga…

Transitions – navigating uncertain times

Wherever you stand, or choose not to stand at all, in relation to Brexit, Trump, the rise of nationalism, the acceleration of AI (artificial intelligence), the proliferation of VR (virtual reality), gender wars, race riots, the growing inequality gap…. the jitters in the air is palpable, close to home and beyond.   Pretty much everyone…

Self(ie) Improvement

Let’s peel away the filters and ask… what is really happening in the world of wellness? What is wellbeing today in the society I see, work and operate in? And what is really happening within me? I am at once both witnessing and participating in the outer and inner craziness that is the… self-improvement age we…

Be Brave. Be Still.

“I panicked, I just couldn’t lie there anymore, I had to move and didn’t know what to do,” said one of the guests in the group I was teaching on a yoga and meditation retreat out in France this past week. The group had been led through a half hour guided relaxation exercise, based on the…

The Beauty of Concentration

  Distraction, distraction, everywhere, and not a drop to sink (in). No-one likes exams, at least I don’t think they do? And yet, I catch myself nowadays almost (almost) remembering with fondness the days of being holed up swotting for an exam, especially that night before when confronted with a lever arch file bursting with…