Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Refurbished website now live

The latest incarnation of the Yoga with Anne website is now live. Although it needs a bit of tinkering (more photos and a bit more colour) it is more or less as I want it. I am particularly pleased with the drop down menus (I must get out more!). I hope that it is easy for you to navigate around and find the information you need. If you have any difficulties or have suggestions as to how it could be improved then please let me know.

Saturday, 7 August 2010

Gravity, Breathing, Posture

Check out this great series of three articles on gravity, posture and breathing by Aline Newton. The three parts are:
  1. Breathing in the Gravity Field
  2. New Conceptions of Breathing Anatomy and Biomechanics
  3. Posture and Gravity

Friday, 6 August 2010

Website rewrites - latest news

Well I have now finished the rewrite of Mark's website and implemented it. No major problems reported so far! It needs a few more photographs but otherwise we're quite pleased with it. Now that it's written in HTML I'm hoping that, subject to my learning the necessary technical skills, it should be easier to update and enhance than the previous incarnation which was created using Publisher.

And so I turn to the rewrite of my site. Over the years it has accumulated many pages. To convert them all is daunting and a Herculean task. I have decided (well, almost!) that I am going to rewrite the core pages;  delete the rest and start afresh. I did think about simply leaving the old pages there but with all the links from and between those pages that would turn into a nightmare. So they are going! Looking at the stats provided by my wesite host most of these pages are rarely viewed so I hope that they won't be badly missed.

I am taking the site that I have created for Mark as my starting point so that will save a lot of hard work but even so it still takes ages cutting and pasting and formatting... but the anticipation of a shiny new site drives me on! Have a look at Mark's website and let me know of any way that you think we could improve it or content that you would like to see.

Sunday, 1 August 2010


Last weekend I lead a workshop with the title "Watch out, habits about". Here are a few thoughts about habits:
  • Habits are neither good or bad - they're just habits. At some point whatever we are doing had some benefit to us or helped us in some way - even if it's not obvious how!
  • A habit may no longer be useful to us and it may even be unhelpful now.
  • We are usually unaware of our own habits.
  • Other people's habits are much easier to see!
  • A habit usually involves a compromise of some sort. If the habit no longer confers any benefit then we may be paying dearly for it.
  • Our habits dictate our actions and our actions re-enforce our habits.
  • We can't forceably change a habit. We have to become aware of it and understand it and then let it go.
  • Don't replace the old habits for new ones; or take on someone else's habits; or rely on someone else's authority - find out the truth for yourself.
  • Examining our habits can be difficult and there may be resistance to looking at them particularly where our identity is tied up with them.
  • Habits exist in body, breath and mind.