My youngest was playing with my Tingsha bells this morning and it occurred to me that a post on the origins of this blog’s name is long overdue! Tingsha bells are a pair of small cymbals made of thick metal and joined by a leather cord. Unlike most hand cymbals which are hit together end […]
The word Mudra is Sanskrit and can be taken to mean an energetic seal or a gesture. Mudras are used in art, yoga, dance, devotion and meditation as both an expression of intention and a means to channelling that intention. Most mudras are physical gestures which use the fingers, hands and arms, but some make […]
I’m very, very excited to announce that I’ll be taking Tingsha to the World Yoga Festival this year. It’s going to be held in the grounds of Child Beale Trust, near Reading, UK from the 18-21 July and sounds like an incredible four days full of all things yoga and meditation! Please do follow the […]
I’ve been a bit slow with the blog in the last few weeks in part due to chicken pox related dramas but also lots of planning…. Here’s a hint towards some of my projects-in-planning! (buckwheat husks) Exciting things to come-stay tuned!!!!
Yantras are visual symbols of spiritual concepts and are the Yogi equivalent to Buddhist mandalas. Sri Yantra (or Sri Chakra) consists of 9 interlocking triangles with a central point (bindu). These are encircled by 2 bands of lotus petals, then framed by an earth square which resembles a temple with 4 doors. The downwards triangles […]
Yesterday I treated myself to a Mandala Workshop run by artist and teacher Clare Schild. Clare is one of the most peaceful people I’ve met. Her artwork has developed and changed over the past few years alongside her spiritual journey and this reflection is beautiful and fascinating to follow. Her acrylic paintings vary from mesmerising […]