December 4, 2017

Unless you are a dancer or gymnast we pretty much all start yoga practice stiff, tense and a little mal-coordinated. Yoga practice involves doing often, extreme things with the very same body described above.

The most common reason for starting yoga is back pain.. and...

November 24, 2017

Its the first of December and I am really exited at the thought of Christmas coming! The days being shorter and colder mean my love of early nights and duvet time can be fully indulged! Time to get warm, creative, quiet and focus inward. With the celebrations of Light...

November 24, 2017

A blog on breathing, inspiration and a pranayama home practice has been published on the international yoga platform - The Art of YOga. oRg - Take a deep breath and enjoy!

 http://theartofyoga.org/#/filter-all/page-1/id-120920639165

November 24, 2017

‘Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.’

Victor E Frankl

It’s easy to lose sight through the intricate origami of limb-stretching, that yoga asana practice is sim...

November 24, 2017

We are all pretty aware that the mind affects what we do with our body and how we interact with life. However, social scientists such as Amy Caddy and psychologists such as Bo Forbes have been studying how the body affects our mental state and experience of stress vs c...

November 24, 2017

No sitting around, guys... this is how to walk your yoga! If you are lucky enough to be outside today, that summer feeling of open armed grass-lounging is a welcome release from the back to school-back to work grind of September. But if you really want to keep hold of...

November 24, 2017

'Practice, practice; all is coming' said Patabhi Jois, author of the Ashtanga sequence. Never has this been more true that for inversions - where we have to confront a natural, and well - sensible, fear of falling. Learn safe practice and practice 10 mins a day and it...

November 24, 2017

Most of the asana and yoga practiced in studios in the West is very ‘yang’ or ‘active’. It works the muscular body, strengthening, toning and lengthening the muscles. Yin yoga is the counter to this – a gentle, passive practice where poses are held with support for lon...

May 26, 2017

Panic: the familiar feeling of non-control, anxiety and racing thoughts. Prana: energy, life force and breath.

I would very much like to (in my humble experience) bust the myth that yoga makes you completely peaceful and harmonious and unstressed the whole time. Life i...

April 5, 2017

Imagine the movements of thoughts, as brightly coloured threads, blowing incessantly. Each thread representing emotions, reactions, preferences, aversions, memories and fears. This is the citta, what Patanjali describes as the fluctuating impressions of the mind. Yoga'...

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