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”

Ujjayi Breath – a beginners guide

  Ujjayi Breath is a great practice for relaxation – calming for the mind and soothing for the body.  It is also great treatment for anxiety and insomnia. Please be patient with yourself when learning this practice as it’s not the easiest practice to do. Sit in a comfortable position, the spine erect and theContinue reading “Ujjayi Breath – a beginners guide”

Holiday Reading

I know it’s usual to read a trashy novel while you are on your holibobs… But maybe this year try something new? Why not settle down to a bit of yoga reading? You never know you might find it motivates you to do a bit of summer yoga.   My trusty yoga bible – ifContinue reading “Holiday Reading”

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”

Working to strengthen the Core…

In the Stretch & Relax classes over the next half term we will continue to focus on the spine, but this time to look at the core muscles which support and hold the spine in correct alignment. The exercises we will do include side bending postures to work the obliques, back bending and forward bendingContinue reading “Working to strengthen the Core…”

What are the Chakras?

Chakras are energy centers… ancient yogis developed a concept of energy pathways running all around the body – rather than our energy just radomly ‘fuzzing’ about inside us.  This is similar to the system of meridians used in Chinese medicine, reflexology and acupuncture. One of the main energy pathways (nadis) is along the spine.  WhereContinue reading “What are the Chakras?”

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”