Ramadan yoga flow: Aid detox and energise metabolism

Ramadan is a time of reflection, prayer, community and detoxification. It can be quite taxing on the body, however, and there is little opportunity over the day for healthy exercise. Although due rest is a necessary component in a fasting/detox diet, it is advisable that you do not become weakened and emaciated through the process. … Continue reading Ramadan yoga flow: Aid detox and energise metabolism

Beneath Bamboo Mountain: Retreat in the Drakensberg

This past weekend I was invited to join a mediation retreat at Dharmagiri in the Drakensberg Mountain Range. Dharmagiri is situated close to Underberg, which is a small town in the dairy and cattle farming region in the Southern Drakensberg that runs through the Umzimkulu River valley at the foot of the Hlogoma Peak (‘place … Continue reading Beneath Bamboo Mountain: Retreat in the Drakensberg

Knots poem

Knots Liquid energy solidifies – globules of stagnancy  determined by the negative perspectives of my mind’s eye. Years pass and if I am patient like Himalayan pine the cyclical curvature of being funnels a nurturing limb, holding me in the soft rhythm of first light connecting my presence in and out - the sapling - … Continue reading Knots poem

Nafs: breathing – Interscendent art

As part of the Nafs: breathing solo art exhibition at the South African National Arts Festival, I filled a separate room entitled Interior room: interscendent with a series of paintings created with a flow of acrylic, guided by palate knife on paper. I began working with the idea of representing yoga asanas about six months ago, using charcoal and pen and … Continue reading Nafs: breathing – Interscendent art

Nafs: breathing – solo art exhibition at Grahamstown Arts Festival

Nafs: breathing To observe the unhindered flow of breath within and without my body, is not just to observe the flow of energy at the nexus of being as I experience it, but it is also a moment of vital creativity. Cultivating the ability to be a silent and concentrated witness of my natural flow … Continue reading Nafs: breathing – solo art exhibition at Grahamstown Arts Festival