Karma Yoga: learning how to act

In the spirit of thinking less, I’ve been doing more. I’m not randomly filling my time with busy-ness rather I’ve begun a campaign of consciously and mindfully doing and acting. Doing more may seem to run counter to many spiritual philosophies – doesn’t yoga advocate […]

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Too much thinking, not enough being

I think too much. I’ve been told this quite a few times lately. My doctor told me that my brain was working too hard. The Ayurvedic doctor I see in India flatly suggested I stop thinking. And then, the jnana yogi we visited in India […]

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How does your language affect your state of mind?

When I was growing up, phrases like “watch your language”, “mind your P’s and Q’s” or the exclamation “language, please!” regularly flew round the classroom. Unsurprisingly, teachers were generally referring to the colourful profanities of excited teenagers. Now pipe down at the back – this […]

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How yoga can help you rewrite the rule book

A little while back my family and I sat down to a game of Monopoly. As the money was divided, the trinkets chosen and the dice rolled, everyone’s alter egos began to appear. Strategic thinkers and planners morphed into seat-of-the-pants speculators, spendthrifts threw caution to […]

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What catching a ball can teach you about life

Yoga was ‘discovered’ by ancient sages in the Indus Valley. The knowledge they garnered was recorded in incredible detail and, interestingly enough, the more science investigates the claims of these philosophers the greater the correlation between their ancient wisdom and recent ‘scientific discoveries’. The sages […]

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