• Oak Tree Yoga Blog http://www.oaktreeyogablog.blogspot.co.uk/

    I am a long-time yoga student and yoga teacher. I write about yoga philosophy, modern and ancient yoga practice and about living well through yoga.


  • How to Meditate.


    It is as simple as choosing a time to sit down, finding a way to sit that you can be truly comfortable, selecting something to focus on (a mantra, your breath, ... Read more

    Posted on 28 May 2019 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Peace


    Living peacefully is important. I know that when I am experiencing peace I am a better, kinder person I observe in the world that those who are not peaceful... Read more

    Posted on 08 January 2019 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Yoga Sutra 11,30 Aparigraha Part 2 - Non Attachment to Other People

    Yoga Sutra 11,30 Aparigraha Part Attachment Other People

    The concept of non attachment to possessions is an easy one to understand, as difficult as it might be to follow. That we should try not to be greedy,... Read more

    Posted on 10 August 2018 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Yoga Reading for Summer 2018

    Yoga Reading Summer 2018

    The summer holidays are coming, which means time for more reading!A summer break is often a time for reflection too ... on the year that's passed since our... Read more

    Posted on 19 July 2018 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Yoga for Palliative Care & Bereavement

    Yoga Palliative Care Bereavement

    This weekend I took part in a workshop run by Kate Binnie, a pioneer in bringing yoga into hospices and an inspiring teacher. Kate has been working in hospices... Read more

    Posted on 25 June 2018 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Enough is Enough

    We have to practise wisdom. There are things that we know to be true and yet lose sight of every day. Just knowing isn't enough; we have to practise what we... Read more

    Posted on 18 January 2018 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Practising Wisdom

    We have to practise wisdom. There are things that we know to be true and yet lose sight of every day. Just knowing isn't enough; we have to practise what we... Read more

    Posted on 18 January 2018 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Yoga is Great

    ; you know this. You start out a little bit mad, a little bit obsessed by the wrong stuff, looking to other people to reassure you that you are doing ok, that... Read more

    Posted on 23 May 2016 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Love

    It is crucial that you discover how to value yourself;That you know the truth of your own worth.So much of your suffering comes from not understanding this... Read more

    Posted on 17 January 2016 SELF EXPRESSION
  • New Year's Evolution

    Here's the thing about your brain.The ancient part of it, the limbic system, reacts to threat instinctively with self-righteousness, attack, anger and withdrawa... Read more

    Posted on 31 December 2015 SELF EXPRESSION
  • When You Don't Know How to Begin, Just Begin

    When you don't know how to begin.When you have no idea how to begin.When you become aware that there is something new out there for you, some new place to be, o... Read more

    Posted on 15 December 2015 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Spanda

    It is such a shame that we live in a time when money, position and power are the chief arbiters of success in our lives.It means that when it comes to doing... Read more

    Posted on 19 November 2015 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Viveka

    We know what does us good, don't we? Even if we are only just now learning what it is that we truly want and need in our life in order to live in the fullest,... Read more

    Posted on 16 November 2015 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Voices

    Valuing yourself as much as you value others is a tricky subject for many yogis. In my experience most yogis are kind and humble people, apt to put others befor... Read more

    Posted on 05 November 2014 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Coming Home - Yoga Sutra II,4

    When we practise yoga we are engaged in the process of coming home to ourselves, committing constantly to keep our life's focus on what really matters. Read more

    Posted on 17 October 2014 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Fall

    My teacher told me that life is full of circles, that we go round and round in ever more subtle circles, further and further inward, ever more profound; she tol... Read more

    Posted on 02 October 2014 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Reciprocity

    She booked herself a one to one with me out of the blue and arrived on my doorstep perfectly on time one cold winter's morning. Read more

    Posted on 30 August 2014 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Kintsukuroi - Yoga Sutra II, 37

    My friend is about to set sail on her boat. She is planning on a visit to the Channel Islands, then on to France and down to Italy. Read more

    Posted on 09 August 2014 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Creating Time - Yoga Sutra 1.30

    My good friend is reading a book; it's called Mindfulness for Busy People, or Meditation for People Who Don't Have Time to Meditate, or Peace for People with... Read more

    Posted on 25 July 2014 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Be a Warrior for Love

    "You will learn a lot about yourself if you stretch in the direction of goodness, of bigness, of kindness, of forgiveness, of emotional bravery. Be a warrior fo... Read more

    Posted on 22 June 2014 SELF EXPRESSION