In this month’s blog Scott shares his thoughts on cultivating the dual qualities of strength and gentleness and how we can embody both through a regular yoga practice.
Yoga, contemplative practice, people and community. These are what we are passionate about, that move us, that keep us doing what we are doing and that makes SYL what it is. Our blog is a reflection of how we share here at SYL, the people we meet, who we invite to teach and importantly what we see as important in directing our awareness to see how we move in the world. What is a yoga studio if not somewhere you can let go from the world, find a part of you that can be nurtured and then work on that in daily life. Our articles reflect this. Hopefully some of these words resonate.
In this month’s blog post Scott looks at how the many different teachers of the lineage of Ashtanga yoga are sharing the practice today while still honouring the many paths of the one practice.
Scott reflects on the importance of keeping a beginner’s mind in order to keep your practice fresh and stay grounded in the present moment.
Scott considers the relationship between yoga and mindfulness, and shares how cultivating moment to moment awareness completely changed his long term yoga practice.
Scott explores how being a father and wanting the best for his family helps him to observe and trust in himself and mimics the growth of his personal spiritual practice. Seeing that this is the hope we perhaps want for our own practice and the world.
In Scott’s latest post he explores how yoga practice not only benefits our own personal view of the world but how we can connect with others and see their viewpoint too. Even when things feel unstable…
After a year of writing the Stillpoint Yoga London blog, Scott shares how this has opened up a new found creativity that he hasn’t touched in decades and how writing stems from practice – yoga practice.
Scott interviews Anthony ‘Prem’ Carlisi about the early days of ashtanga yoga, practising with Guruji, how the practice has changed over the years, dealing with grief and a commitment to keeping the ashtanga research alive.
Scott shares, through one practitioner’s journey, how important our breath can be in making realisations about our yoga practice, and how it can help us to cultivate more kindness both to ourselves and others.
An ashtanga yoga practice can be strong, dynamic and intense. This month Scott shares how to soften the edges of the practice and to perhaps nurture a more gentle side.
Scott talks about how we meet our practice through intention, how this year we can meet our lives the same way and how the anniversary of the death of a loved one at the beginning of the year has turned into a reminder of the power of life.
Scott reflects on the past year at SYL, meditates on the current political climate and suggests ways to prepare for the new year by cultivating a sense of fierce compassion in our practice.