Wild Yoga

yoga and thought from Theo Wildcroft

Tag Archive for inequality

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 →

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 →

Negative Feedback

““Yoga” will not on its own protect your shoulder or your environment unless you use it specifically to do those things. And if you do, you’ll need commitment and training above and beyond what yoga pedagogy typically provides. If yogis want to be uninjured on the biomechanics front, yoga needs physios, osteos, neurologists and kinesiologists. If yogis want to be… Read more →

Peace at what price?

This week, I’ve been contemplating the differences between peace as an individual endeavour and as a communal project. My thinking isn’t quite clear, but it’s Thursday, and Thursday is blogging day, and like many writers, I think best sometimes whilst writing, so let’s take that journey to clarity together. “We swear by peace and love to stand Heart to heart… Read more →