I first taught a chocolate meditation back in 2000 when I was quite new to teaching yoga.  It was the penultimate session and I asked the students if there was anything they would like for the last class and one of them piped up 'You mean like cake or chocolate'.  I laughed and said I was referring to a yoga practice but to leave it with me.  I came up with the idea of doing a meditation with a piece of chocolate using the senses - hearing (unwrapping the chocolate and breaking it into pieces), sight, smell, touch and taste.  I've taught it this way for many years and it has always been a popular meditation.

We had been working on the sacral chakra and thinking about our creativity and desire and this inspired me to...

There is a lot of information out there about detoxing but the truth is, the body detoxes all the time, if it didn't we would die of the build up of poisons we consume daily - imagine if that alcohol/caffiene/sugar remained in your body and you'll get what I mean - you just couldn't survive if you didn't constantly detox.

However, often the food we eat isn't as fresh as it could be - eating on the run, working late, dining out, mean we can often be eating and drinking food that requires the body to work harder to remove what would be toxic if not removed so the point of a detox diet is not to 'detox' the body, but to support the body's natural detoxification by reducing or removing the amount of toxins we consume so it can work more efficiently a...

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