Maria looks at ahimsa, one of the five Yamas, and discusses how non-violence towards all living beings can help us relate to ourselves, to others, and to our yoga practice, with love, compassion and understanding.
Maria explores one of the concepts in the eight limbs of Ashtanga yoga, Santosha, and shares her personal experiences of finding contentment, joy and acceptance, despite the pain and sorrow she has felt in her life.
Gandhi famously said “You must be the change you wish to see in the world”. Maria shares what this means to her in light of the changes she’s seen over the years as a travelling yogi, and the rise of social media in our digital age.
Maria is often asked how she finds life as a travelling yoga teacher. In this personal post she shares her experiences of travelling and teaching over the years, and a few of the things she’s learned along the way.
Maria explores yoga for women, sharing what it means to practise Ashtanga Yoga as a woman, what rituals and traditions are to be followed, and why being a woman practising yoga is a blessing and a gift.