Wild Yoga

yoga and thought from Theo Wildcroft

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One more breath

If there’s one thing that almost every good yoga class will focus on, it’s breathing. The many forms of hatha yoga have developed amazing practices for the breath. They range from complex formulae of absolute control – in for 4 beats, hold for 2; out for 8; hold for 2; repeat for a total of 5 minutes – to beautifully… Read more →

Driving home

And I’m driving home from class with frost on the windows, into the depths of the night. I’m winding down the lanes, skipping pot holes, a little wired on unaccustomed caffeine, on the night and the cold, and the release of it all, and above all, on the music pouring into my ears from this woman’s wondrous heart.   And… Read more →

Community Enterprise

I blog a lot about inequality and fairness. On a related note, today I want to talk about money. Personally, I live comfortably, modestly but with a certain amount of insecurity. I have education, health, and a husband who earns a fair, if uncertain amount of money. We have no children to support, and honestly, we probably wouldn’t be able… Read more →

Wild Yoga Satsang 2: Action/Surrender

Last night a small group of us gathered for the second ‘satsang’ session, and set the seal on the first of our chosen themes, after the first ‘vinyasa’ session before Christmas. The theme was Action/Surrender, and present were Helen, Jill and myself, as well as the usual sacred container of those-there-in-spirit. January is a busy time, when most people don’t… Read more →

All this in just 20 minutes a day

We were snoozing gently to the radio this morning at 8.30am – occasional cuddle-filled lie-ins are a hidden benefit when the whole household is self-employed, including the cat. This benefit almost makes up for the joys of complete financial insecurity and Double Tax Return Week. Anyway, in its own inimitable impression of a modern news service, the BBC announced to… Read more →

Losing it all

This is not easy reading if you are trying to lose a lot of weight, and, of course, it’s just my best analysis of the situation, having spent a number of years considering and watching and reading articles and so forth. So turn away if you don’t want to hear, but I think an awareness of the evidence is better… Read more →

A baby doctorate takes its first steps

“Yogic-animist ritual: witnessing emergent embodiment” Theo Wildcroft I promised a fortnight ago to share an edited state of play of my doctoral research project. Hold onto your hats. This one has no kitty photos. Warning: the following text has been written in academic language. Some concepts need to be expressed precisely to be clearly understood. I hope there are enough… Read more →

Membership, involvement and ethics

Some thoughts for Yoga Alliance UK As most of you know, I teach yoga as my primary occupation in rural Wiltshire, and have done since my first teacher training in 2008. My previous career was in community development. I am also about to begin a doctoral research project into yoga in informal environments, ethics, embodiment and animism. I have been… Read more →