February 1, 2020

Winter is always a good time to make an extra effort to boost your body’s natural capacities to protect and heal itself, especially through the immune system and the gut.  With the interest now on the Corona-virus spreading world-wide, some people are possibly getting...

December 28, 2019

Check out this new offering from Rick Hanson - one of my all time favourite teachers - who I had the privilege to meet during a Mindfulness Conference at Samye Linge some years ago.


• Feel less str...

May 31, 2019

SUMMER:  Fire      

MERIDIAN:  Heart & Small Intestine

SENSE:  Speech & Touch


EMOTION:  Balancing = Inspiration, Joy.    Challenging = Anxiety, panic, overwhelm

It’s a joy to come into the summer months and have such a prolonged spell o...

April 12, 2019

Your Life is in the Balance

I mentioned in class recently, an article I read in the Times newspaper : Your Life is in the Balance, which I thought was interesting, enough to summarise it and highlight the important points here.

Of all the perils of ageing, falling is amo...

January 6, 2019

The winter season brings us to the most introspective time of the year, literally when the energies are moving inwards to a more dormant state.  But this time is full of potential as the Water element it represents, is the source from where all energy and life emerges....

October 15, 2018

Several people have asked me to explain more about one of the energy medicine practices we are doing in class this month:  INTESTINE DETOX MASSAGE: which is a clearing of the large & small intestine.

As those in class already now, this detoxification technique doesn’t n...

August 22, 2018

According to the 5 Elements Principle - also thought of as the 5 phases of underlying energy patterns that flow through and leave their imprint on all the other energy systems – providing a lens for understanding and working with our health issues, behavioral patterns...

January 4, 2018

I have always been very interested in the relaxation practices of Yoga and have personally used them extensively and continuously over the years.  As a student teacher (in the late 80's), I was lucky enough to have Swami Pragyamurti (Satyananda School of Yoga) as my te...

November 20, 2017

A simple 10 minutes am/pm

Self-Care Daily Routine to

Support the quality of your life

Offering yourself some nourishment, value & compassion is a great way to support the quality of your life.  This simple practice of building a relationship with yourself with a daily rou...

January 3, 2017

There has been so much talk in the media about how terrible 2016 was.  I suppose turning the news on at any point in time would reveal the horrors of the world we live in – like the unimaginable suffering that some people endure – and the consequences of ‘natural’ and...

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