Whenever we buy a new phone or a new computer we have the option to create whatever look we like for it… We can change the background colours, change fonts, and create all sorts of looks and themes for it, according to our mood.
Sometimes we upload pictures that we like on a particular day, but that do not reflect our mood on other days. Yesterday it was nice, today we are not so sure. But we really felt that way yesterday, we are sure of it… that was the truth. Well it was the truth THEN… What about now? is something true if it changes every day? (more…)
It’s no time to be passive or checked out. The Libra New Moon on September 27th is a call to be actively engaged in visioning, re-imagining what’s possible. With your full engagement, you can move mountains, make epic changes or shift your attitude (which changes everything). You make the most of this by tuning out distractions, and finding your centre. (more…)
New Moon – 4 degrees Libra
I am excited about completing the ancient practice of 108 surya namaskar in the Om Yogathon at the London Yoga Show on 29 October. Yogi Ashokananda will be one of the teachers leading the practice. I am hoping to find out how many other Alchemy members will be taking part?
26th Sept – Mercury enters Libra
Sociable and creative, Mercury’s journey through Libra will bring out the artist in us, especially through poetry, song writing, singing, voice work and dance. Peace and diplomacy are also a favourite frequency for Libra so maybe we can begin to soothe some of the inflammatory situations that the summer brought in, smooth ruffled feathers and recalibrate our relationships towards more harmony and greater mutual comprehension.
Yoga London is running an October 1-month, 200 Hour Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Teacher Training Intensive in the Vinyasa style. Our course is a practical teacher training designed to both deepen your own practice, and make you a confident and effective Yoga teacher. (more…)
Growing up I felt the same. I was out of step – my friends wanted to play football when I wanted to sit and talk; when they wanted to talk and I needed to be quiet and walk in the woods. (more…)
I will close this blog with some observations over the last week. Through going through the process in the last 6 weeks, I have felt my commitment to my practice increase. I feel steady in it, I feel supported in it. And that has been a great gift. I have felt in many ways my relationship to my own states of being changing. The way I react to difficult moments, troubling emotions, my own energy and exhaustion and even more so to my own thoughts. (more…)
The other morning during my sit, my mind was full of thoughts. At one point I had a moment of frustration about the state of incessant thinking. But after that moment, I started to realize that the process of thinking was not a state itself, but was arising from a state of fear. At the moment, the fear comes from watching how my life is changing, both quickly and drastically. In that fear, I feel that I have to hold onto “what I am” , or ‘who I am”. Why? Because I think I am “some one,” Mollie who does this, or doesn’t do that. I hold onto the ideas of who i think this person to be, from the outside. The process of thinking keeps building up that false sense of who I think I am, this ego identification. In the midst of change, I feel myself clinging to identifications trying to keep safe where I know, where I am comfortable. (more…)
23rd September – 22nd October Sun enters Libra
The Sun passes from the Zodiac sign of Virgo into Libra at the time of the Autumn Equinox. Equinox means equal night and this is the time when day and night are equal in light and dark hours.