The power of Stop

The power of Stop.   Yesterday as I was coming out of one of the exits at King’s Cross Station, at the inevitably crowd-busting-hour of 6pm, I saw coming towards me a beautiful golden Labrador.   The dog was trying to lead its blind owner through the crowds.   They weren’t doing very well. The…

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…