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EXPRESSING THE ENDING OF A CYCLE

“One by one, tear drops fall, Like sweet autumn leaves landing softly on the floor. Let them come and watch...

RIDE THE FEAR WAVE WITH COURAGE & DETERMINATION; IF WE CHOOSE IT, NOTHING CAN HOLD US BACK.

I’ve been getting a strong message this month, that the opportunity for huge internal growth for most of us is...

MIND OVER MATTER, PRANA OVER MIND, HEART OVER PRANA.

“Forsooth, mind departed from the body. It returned after a year’s absence and enquired of the organs: ‘How did you...

LET GO OF FEAR WITH WISDOM & GRACE. YOU ARE THE WHOLE ❤️

LET GO OF FEAR WITH WISDOM & GRACE. YOU ARE THE WHOLE ❤️

ON LONELINESS

ON LONELINESS

  I’ve been there, very much so, back in my early 20’s desperately lonely scanning through my phone contacts, seeing...

WHO AM I? YOU ONLY LOSE FACE IF YOU THINK YOU HAVE A FACE TO LOSE.

  My life has been such that bone trembling quakes happen on a regular basis, creating gaping canyons in the...

FORWARD FOLDS

Humor me guys as I find my feet attempting to record some hopefully useful yoga information for you all. 🙂 I’m...

YOGA AND WHIPLASH. HOW AND WHEN TO RETURN TO PRACTICE

THE QUESTION: Hi Yan 🙂 I’m currently recovering from a whiplash injury after a car accident – how and when can I...

YOGA IS CONCENTRATION SIT DOWN AND DO THE WORK – PREFERABLY WITH A SMILE

Since establishing a more steady, simple and secure life here in Phuket, I have gradually come back to a more...

DANCING WITH THE DEVIL. MY FEAR OF NOT BEING GOOD … ENOUGH

  When I was young, really young, around 6 years old, I remember doing mean things. The memories are alive...

FALLING INTO PHUKET. How I ended up in Thailand.

    Reflection always brings on that tingly feeling of how curious and fantastic life works out. There are so...

THE CLOSE OF A POWERFUL YEAR. THE EMERGENCE OF A NEW BEING.

THE CLOSE OF A POWERFUL YEAR. THE EMERGENCE OF A NEW BEING.

So 2017 has been….interesting, and by that I mean:   POWERFULLY INITIATING… Initiating into a new sense of self. By...

Bodhini Yoga Log

Diary of this little Yogi Follow me more intimately through my teaching journey to share my lessons and insights along...

THE POWER OF PINK. RE-FEEDING MYSELF THE LOVE OF MOTHER NATURE.

THE POWER OF PINK. RE-FEEDING MYSELF THE LOVE OF MOTHER NATURE.

After a challenging final day of my fast on day 9, my body was not so subtly letting me know...

DAY 5 AND COUNTING. THE GREAT WATER FAST; HEALING A BROKEN HEART.

DAY 5 AND COUNTING. THE GREAT WATER FAST; HEALING A BROKEN HEART.

For reasons yet to be revealed to me, I am undergoing a great deal of suffering. A few days ago...

CONSOLING THE SELF

CONSOLING THE SELF

It’s been a funny few months since leaving New Zealand in mid July. The ‘feeling’ right now is as though...

OUR DHARMA. WHAT IT MEANS TO YOGA.

OUR DHARMA. WHAT IT MEANS TO YOGA.

Yoga is something that cannot be known through discussion. Discussion is an expression and exchange of words that belong to...

THIS LITTLE YOGI GOES BACK TO YOGA SCHOOL :-)

THIS LITTLE YOGI GOES BACK TO YOGA SCHOOL :-)

    A few days after my arrival in Rishikesh having sampled the local teachers only to be somewhat deflated...

THE PATHS OF YOGA

THE PATHS OF YOGA

REALISING YOUR TRUE SELF *Enquire* Enquire into everything until your head hurts, your mind implodes and your ego self destructs....

UNEARTHING THE PHANTOMS WITHIN

UNEARTHING THE PHANTOMS WITHIN

Kawai Purapura retreat centre Albany, New Zealand 7 Feb – 19 July 2017 The rustling winds of Kawai Purapura have...

WILD AND WONDERFUL WANDERLUST

– Lake Taupo, New Zealand – – 2/2/17 – 6/2/17 – It’s taken a few days to recover but I...

THREE WEEKS OF UNION – Dealing with inner conflict

A conflicted mind is disparate and resistant emotive mental energy that binds our consciousness in pieces. When it arises, it...

The only diet is awareness of eating

The only diet is awareness of eating

The effect and influence of food on our body and mind is much more imminent and intricate than most people realise. Throughout...

This ‘spiritual’ life

For those of you that know me, you may have noticed that my inclination to write, to share, to endlessly...

What silence can show you; 46 days of Vipassana meditation

What silence can show you; 46 days of Vipassana meditation

A bit of background Whilst in Malta a few months ago in my bedroom sitting before my laptop, I took...

The Mindful Mummy

The Mindful Mummy

To all you beautiful mothers out there,  Congratulations! My deepest respect and love to you all for taking on the...

An encounter with Manju Jois; son of Pattabhi Jois, the founder and guru of Ashtanga Yoga

An encounter with Manju Jois; son of Pattabhi Jois, the founder and guru of Ashtanga Yoga

It felt like the first day of school; the growing sense of anxiety and apprehension wasn’t helped by the chronic...

A year of self evolution in Malta

Just over a year has gone by since I landed on this little rock on the 17th July 2015, wide...

On Metta, the practice of Loving kindness

How do you feel when you wake up in the morning? What is your minds emotional foundation? Three years ago...

International Yoga Day

So apparently today is international yoga day ☺️ I’m not normally a fan of following Facebook movements like this…or following...

All coming together

Six years of medical studies, gruelling exams and five years of enduring practice as a western doctor finally make sense....

Why practice Yoga?

How do you feel when you wake up in the morning? Do you wake up happy, content, connected and at peace? Or...

Come back to your senses.

Come back to your senses.   What do those words mean to you?   I have been guiding my students...

On Setting Intention

With the passing of another year, its natural to reflect on all that has happened. What were your intentions for 2015?...

Mind in Yin Yoga

I remember the first time a Yin yoga posture made a deep impression on me. It was one of the...

Mindful Eating

There’s a lot of struggle in today’s society when it comes to HEALTH, FOOD AND NUTRITION. All too frequently there’s...

SWEET PUMPKIN DHAL. THIS TIME IT’S MORE SATTVIC! :-)

This takes me right back to India and all the crazy treasured memories. A wholesome healthy fix that will leave...

NOODLEISCIOUS. ASIAN TOMATO VERMICELLI

This is one of my saving grace, go to, asian dishes when I’ve got a real umami fetish. I can’t...

RAW RAINBOW. SWEET AND SOUR MANGO SALAD

My latest creation in my vegan grazing 6 hour window today 🙂 I’ve kicked back to intermittent fasting after a period...

CHILLED BEETROOT SOUP WITH TOASTY TOFU CRUMBLE

This yogi goes back to the wok for more vegan delights. I’m settling myself nicely in Phuket Thailand now and...

Scrumptious vegetarian fried rice

Oh so simple, oh so good! Recipe: Stir fry diced garlic, onion, carrot, mushroom, red pepper, firm tofu, spring onion,...

Homemade vegetarian spicy Korean bibimbap

…the quick way. Ingredient: Pre cooked white rice 1 grated carrot 1/2 grated courgette 3 pre roasted garlic cloves –...

Roast butternut squash dip drizzled with date syrup

For all those with a vegan sweet tooth… Roast butternut squash dip drizzled with date syrup and sprinkled with sesame...

Luscious vegan roast aubergine risotto

Luscious vegan roast aubergine risotto Melt in your mouth oven roasted aubergine and garlic risotto with a hint of tahini...

A vegan mediterranean medley

A vegan mediterranean medley. Make the most of your oven to bring out the flavours of those juicy farmers vegetables....

Vegan courgette bangers and creamy avocado mash

Vegan courgette bangers and creamy avocado mash….full of umami flavours! Next time il try to sauté the baby courgettes whole...

Healing hearty vegetable stew for the soul

Much needed wholesomeness for our mind body and soul. Ingredient: 3 garlic cloves 1 large red onion 1 med/large potato...

Vegan Korean Kimbab

Another tribute to Korea, who claim to have created sushi before the Japanese….I present to you, Vegan kimbap. Fresh sliced...

Hiyashi Chuka (Vegetarian)

What You’ll Need Chukamen noodles Cucumber (julienned) Red pepper (sliced) Carrot (grated) 2 eggs (beaten) – (omit for Vegan) sugar...

Fiery vegan Fajita topped with soothing lemony guacamole

Fiery vegan Fajita topped with soothing lemony guacamole

A super fast healthy vegan wrap for you busy yogis. Wholewheat tortilla filled with flash sautéed mushrooms, red pepper, onions,...

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