YBites

Mon 11 March, 2013

The calming exhale

There are many different ways to meditate. One simple, timeless, but still challenging, method is to count the breath.

 

 
Tue 2 October, 2012

A poet searching for solitude..

'Viciously, then, I lock my door.
The gas-fire breathes. The wind outside
Ushers in evening rain. Once more
Uncontradicting solitude
Supports me in its giant palm;
And like a sea-anemone
Or simple snail, there cautiously
Unfolds, emerges what I am.'

 

 

 
Mon 6 August, 2012

Love after Love

Love after Love

 

'The time will come

When, with elation,

you will greet yourself arriving

at your own door, in your own mirror,

and each will smile at the other's welcome.

 

and say, sit here. Eat.

You will love again the stranger who was your self.

Give wine. Give bread. Give back your heart

 
Thu 16 February, 2012

Keeping Quiet

Keeping Quiet

 

Now we will count to twelve
and we will all keep still.

 

For once on the face of the earth,
let's not speak in any language;
let's stop for one second
and not move our arms so much.

 

 
Tue 10 January, 2012

Forget about enlightenment.

'Forget about enlightenment.
Sit down wherever you are
And listen to the wind singing in your veins.
Feel the love, the longing, the fear in your bones.
Open your heart to who you are, right now,
Not who you would like to be,
Not the saint you are striving to become,
But the being right here before you, inside you, around you.

 

Asana of the Month

Yoga Travel

Writer and yoga teacher Sarah Dawson re-discovers contentment at Portugese retreat centre, Vale de Moses.

Practice

Mindfulneses author & coach Shamash Alidina explains the importance of switching from 'doing' to 'being'.