Allowing your yoga practice to bring meaning off the mat.

I know I may have said it before, but it’s always worth repeating… how that first step you make into a yoga class begins a transformative journey that subconsciously you were ‘ready’ to begin, but you may have begun with no expectations for anything to happen within you, beyond physical improvement.

If so, why do we land on the mat for the first – or subsequent repeat times? What brings us to want to change the physical and come to know that the flip side was more meaningful for us than we can find words for?

These are questions that your immersion in both the physical practice (asana and breath, meditation and the teachings, will begin to show up for you, as you ‘show up’ on the mat.
If it was a leap of faith, trust, magic, that brought you to the foot of your yoga teacher please give them trust, a chance.

For, your teacher is trained to humbly ‘open the door’ and set you free to choose how deep you travel down the paths of limitless possibilities.

This ‘letting go, allowing, and journeying within you’ on the yoga mat is a continual process that allows you to connect to something greater than small you, and to know you are a Divine Being, able to accept peace joy and love into your life.

The yogic teachings (Patanjali, Gita and ancient yoga’s like Kundalini yoga deepen your journey.

The yoga sutras of Patanjali are subtle threads by which we can make meaning of our lives even when our mat practice has ended.

There are many good ones, take this one.

Sutra 11.35 Embracing reverence and love for all (ahimsa) we experience oneness. (This is Yama our true nature)

Sutra 11.36 dedicated to truth and integrity (Satya), our thoughts words and actions gain power too manifest.



Below, are the 5 Sutras for the Aquarian age, the age we are transitioning into right now, since departing the Piscean Age.

What are these ages?

Astronomers will tell you that the Earth rotates on an axis and the line going through the centre has a circular wobble about once every 24,000 years. This cycle has been broken into 12 parts associated with the 12 astrological signs, based on which constellation the axis is wobbling towards. From around 2000 B.C. to 0 A.D. we were in the Age of Aries. From 0 A.D. to the present we have been in the Age of Pisces.
For the next 2000 years, we will be in the Aquarian Age. We have been in the transition from the Piscean Age to the Aquarian Age for the last 50 years. The official beginning of the Aquarian Age is November 11, 2011, or 11/11/11. Some people have set this date as December 21, 2012. Considering that this is a 2000-year cycle, no matter which date you accept, we are in for lots of change in the near future!

So, theory aside, we are always living in uncertain times and great gurus predicted that the Aquarian age would bring incredible challenges, notably, in our digital and technological habits which I feel we can see has happened radically since the pandemic outbreak this year (I’d rather not mention this.)


The five sutras are
1. Recognize that the other person is you.
2. There is a way through every block.
3. When the time is on you, start, and the pressure will be off.
4. Understand through compassion or you will misunderstand the times.
5. Vibrate the Cosmos. The Cosmos shall clear the path.

Kundalini Yoga Sutruas for the Aquarian Age

Softer Sunday Sessions at YogaSpace Yorkshire

Both sessions will allow us the stillness to heal both the electromagnetic planetary balance and ourselves.
If each one of us takes baby steps to create change, we can heal both our planet and ourselves ‘forward for future generations’ and create a planet we are proud to have cared for with loving compassion. Let’s use our yoga to hand a ‘well’ planet’ not a toxic one.

Softer Sunday’s – Dec 13th at YSY
Class Size: 6
Focus: Better Sleep.
Post – lockdown 2.0 softer Sundays resume. Our first session focuses on better sleep.

The word soft invites us to explore being malleable yielding, not rigid. The ‘s’ at the beginning of the word is created out of curved shapes – not angles or triangles or corners of a T or an A
Softness can be about cultivating the gentle and calming. It’s no coincidence that the sound of starts words like soothe sleep sorry…. all mindsets that require us to relinquish control. To accept and practice mindful self-care.

There is a second Softer Sunday practice on 10th January with the focus on wellbeing for the New Year. All details are on our events page.