In her teens Ruth White had chronic back trouble and was due to go into hospital to have surgery.

She describes herself as the wild, impulsive and hyper-mobile! She loved gymnastics and did not feel at all attracted to this idea and was searching for an alternative way...

May 3, 2019

Dear Friend,

The power of your attention is enormous.


Your full attention is the greatest present you can give anyone. Children blossom when given attention, they call for it. “watch me mummy, watch me” Your interest, your focused, your one-pointed attention brings life...

January 28, 2019

Dear Friend,

"Be Kind To Yourself"

We love to blame the outside world for our inward condition. i.e. “who has taken my door key I left it on the table”  Is this because we are afraid to look inwards at our attitude?  One student said she was afraid to get on her mat she...

January 11, 2019

Dear Friends,

Have A Good Day

It’s completely up to you how your day unfolds.  We love to blame external circumstances for the way we feel, things like the dogs ran away, the children are playing up, or I have over-cooked the turkey.  Blaming our circumstances for the wa...

November 29, 2018

Hello Friend,

What is your body shape depicting right now?  Are you feeling lifted or experiencing a downer? Your shape and gestures are most informative as to your state of mind.

What are you communicating not only to others but to yourself?  Straighten up! Does this ef...

November 28, 2018

I hope that you have a peaceful and restful Christmas holiday, this practice might help!

Keep Calm and Breath! 

Sit on the floor or on a chair for 10 minutes with your eyes shut and back straight.  Exhale first take a deep, slow breath in, and observe what your body does...

October 1, 2018

You may be feeling the effects of the equinox which was last Sunday the 23rd.  The two equinox every year are when day and night-time are of equal length 12 hours each.  The sun and the moon have strong and different influences on the body.  These influences allow inte...

July 3, 2018

Dear Friend

If you look up into the sky (collar bones up first) on Friday night you could see a blood red moon; the total eclipse of the moon occurs at 9.00 pm when it passes through the shadow cast by the earth as they line up with the sun.  A once in a lifetime sight,...

June 3, 2018

Dear Friend

We had a wonderful week of yoga in the Greek Island of Lesbos.  The Sunrise Hotel, overlooking the Aegean Sea, offered panoramic views from every room and we could see the craggy flower covered terrain and coves for swimming and sunbathing.  The hotel provid...

May 3, 2018

It’s only an idea

Dear One

In April we visited Narain Ishaya on the Isle of Man.  He was giving a weekend retreat there.  I was to teach yoga on the Friday.  In my class Jill related that both her parents had broken their backs and that she had grown up with the idea tha...

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