Wild Yoga

yoga and thought from Theo Wildcroft

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Newgrange

A Tiny Adventure

Last week, the husband and I went on a tiny adventure: five days in Ireland. It ended up containing almost all of our favourite things: yoga and geeking out, permaculture and earth politics, faeries and standing stones, prehistoric sites, epic landscapes, road trips, old friends and new, and a lot of laughter. Oh, and a souvenir signy-doodle. More on that… Read more →

yogi in cat cow

Loss of certainty

A few weeks ago in a general class, a student looked up from the cat-cow leg extension pattern we were exploring and said: “When I stretch out the leg, it hurts the back of my knee. Why is that?” I stopped, and in that moment I realised how much my teaching has changed. It’s a situation that will be familiar… Read more →

meditating with the Tor

A Harvest of Fieldwork

As I recover from another academic conference, and contemplate the news that I’ve been awarded university funding to go full-time (third time lucky), I’m looking back over an epic summer. Some parts weren’t so good – as my last blog post shows. But so very much has happened to form the epic and enormous treasure that is my fieldwork data… Read more →

shore breathing

Breathe

Breathe. Paying attention to the whole body, reaching and opening. Breathe, and the world breathes with you. Each breath that enters you is the world breathing in to you. Each inhalation has been exhaled and inhaled; warmed and changed by its passage through the lungs or gills or cells of another a thousand times. Breathe, for you are in intimate… Read more →

Pain

I’m co-writing a paper with a friend at the moment. It’s a fascinating process of inspiration, negotiation and long periods of not knowing what to say next. On her suggestion, we each wrote an autoethnographic piece on our own relationship to the subject matter. They’re just short  fragments of our own, deeply personal experience to illustrate some more general, academic… Read more →

Music and movement

When I do my physical practice, the relationship between the two fundamental rhythms of breath and heart set the pace. But I love music, and love the way music can take me into a different place – a different way of moving with my body. And at times, my ‘yoga’ practice has more in common with the free movement of… Read more →