MUDRA AND THEIR HEALING BENEFITS

The term mudra Means gesture or seal. Most Mudras use the hands but there are also Mudras for the whole body, mouth and eyes. When we sit still in class, either to calm ourselves at the beginning of practice or to rest in between asana (postures), I often suggest a Mudra for your hands. MudrasContinue reading “MUDRA AND THEIR HEALING BENEFITS”

10 Good Reasons for a Regular Yoga Practice

The chances are, if you have been along to a yoga class, you felt better when you came out than when you went in.  You probably felt that your tension released and maybe even looked a little younger! Almost certainly you will have had a really good night’s sleep. But that’s not all – yogaContinue reading “10 Good Reasons for a Regular Yoga Practice”

Nadi Shodana Pranayama – Alternate Nostril Breathing

Alternate Nostril breathing sounds and looks pretty strange, but it has great health benefits once you learn to do it.  As the name suggests we breathe through alternate nostrils in a set pattern. Nasagra Mudra is the hand position we use for Alternate Nostril breathing. Use the right hand and place the forefinger and middleContinue reading “Nadi Shodana Pranayama – Alternate Nostril Breathing”

SIMPLE GIVING

Yes, it’s silly season again. We can get a bit carried away at Christmas time – giving expensive presents and that often lose the meaning of generosity and receiving things gratefully. Use your yogic breathing techniques to literally ‘take a breath’, slow down and consider the art of SIMPLE GIVING. GIVING OPENS UP THE DOORContinue reading “SIMPLE GIVING”

The Gayatri Mantra

I love this version of the Gayatri Mantra – I find it very joyful and upbeat. This chant is from the Rig Veda  one of the oldest known written works.  It has been sung from the very beginnings of time.  Don’t you feel like tapping your foot, nodding your head or humming along?  It hasContinue reading “The Gayatri Mantra”

Are you on the right wavelength?

It’s quite true, humans give off vibrations…. and we all need to find the right wavelength, which comes, of course, from our thoughts. If you are complaining and grumbling about things in your life, you are on the complaining frequency.  You will hear other people who are on that frequency – thus attracting and hearing onlyContinue reading “Are you on the right wavelength?”

Silencing the Buzz

Background ‘noise’ in the form of anxiety is often a constant companion…  We may have become so used to worrying that we don’t even notice it.  Try this visualisation to help you identify the hum and temporarily rid your mind of the noise… 1 Sit comfortably and close your eyes.  Imagine that you are walkingContinue reading “Silencing the Buzz”

Yoga for Stress Management – Workshop

A couple of places have become available for my Stress Management workshops this Saturday 5th October.  Why not come along to see how yoga can help you with the stresses and strains of modern life?  The 2 hour workshop costs £10. This  workshop will give you tools and techniques to use at home to de-stress your body andContinue reading “Yoga for Stress Management – Workshop”