Showing posts from April, 2021

Knee Pain During Yoga: Six adjustments to keep your knees safe

If you have knee pain, first of all you will need to check it out with your Dr. and check that you have the go ahead to practice yoga.     This blog in no way is a substitute for any medical advice. Okay medical disclaimer done. The thing about knee pain during yoga is that you need to be very vigilant to see if the yoga is causing the pain, or if is highlighting pain that is already there.  There is a big difference.  If your knee has already some restrictions, some injury or tightness, then a Joint Renewal (TM) practice will help highlight those issues. It will bring a focus and spotlight onto the knee and the knee pain, but in a good way. It will show itself to you more clearly.     Then your practice can help you address the knee pain in a holistic and healing way.   However,   there are lots of yoga practices that you will need to avoid, because unfortunately they can actually create more pain,   even injure your knees and I know many people stop practicing yoga

Fires at Findhorn... From Ashes to Ashes

 A few days ago a friend called me.  It was only 8pm on Vancouver Island, but she was calling from Findhorn, Scotland - I knew it was the middle of the night there and immediately thought something must have happened.  "Kathy!" she said,   "I have some terrible news, the CC and the Sanctuary have been burnt down.  It appears to have been arson, the fires are still raging, there are six fire fighter crews here, but there's nothing to do to save them".  The Findhorn Community was my home for over twenty years.  I met my husband there.  We raised our two children there. We build an eco-home there.   My connections and friendships go long and deep.  So many beautiful happy memories.  These two buildings that were torched were the hub of community life.  Social gatherings (pre-covid days) and meals and parties were all in the Community Centre (or the CC as it was affectionately known).  And the main Santuary, a simple humble structure - built in 1968 when there were