Want Glowing Skin? Forget Expensive Creams and Give Yoga a Try

Our skin is the largest organ in our body! One of the best ways to get glowing skin is to work from the inside out. You can nourish your skin by moving your body.  And one of the leading contributors to skin problems is STRESS. Yoga offers a unique combination of movement, breathing and relaxationContinue reading “Want Glowing Skin? Forget Expensive Creams and Give Yoga a Try”

Understanding Your Own Breath

Sitting still and simply observing your own breath or working with a Pranayama (Ujjayi – for example) are calming exercises that will help you to get to know your breath. Simple practices such as these help to relax us – body and mind –  a relaxed body breathes better; a relaxed mind thinks clearer. I’dContinue reading “Understanding Your Own Breath”

Keep Up Your Yoga Practice!

Although we will be taking a break from our weekly classes over the summer, there is no reason to stop your yoga practice. In fact this is a good time to make a resolve (in yoga we call this a Sankalpa) to do a bit of practice on your own. This will test your memoryContinue reading “Keep Up Your Yoga Practice!”

Powerful Thoughts

I love these ‘POWER THOUGHT CARDS’ by Louise Hay. If you ever need inspiring there is a whole deck of cards to turn to (you can buy them on Amazon). Always giving thought provoking and positive ideas. I especially like the one above… How empowering is it to breath in and think ‘This IS aContinue reading “Powerful Thoughts”

Spring Clean Home Practice

Spring is in the air… it’s time to spring into action! At this time of year yogis often ‘cleanse’ their systems with a variety of practices. They can be physical asana, breathing practices or literally cleaning out the sinuses or digestive system with a special kriya or yoga cleansing method. I’ve devised a simple sequenceContinue reading “Spring Clean Home Practice”

Don’t Over Do It

Are you trying too hard? Don’t fall into this trap in any area of your life… and especially in your yoga practice.  If you are applying too much effort (we call this rajasic in yoga) this will only exhaust you and detract from your enjoyment of whatever it is that you are doing.  If you let goContinue reading “Don’t Over Do It”

Holy Fig Tree Posture

This is a fabulous all round posture – it’s a balance which improves concentration and co-ordination, back bend which improves posture and breathing and when done dynamically with the breath is energising, warming, clearing the respiratory system and improving circulation. Start with 5 each side increasing to 10 gradually. Find a space where you canContinue reading “Holy Fig Tree Posture”