Lost Your Yoga Mojo?

Don’t worry, we all ebb and flow with our commitment to practice. The main thing is to get back to it as soon as you are able. Yoga is most advantageous when you do it little and often – 15 -20 minutes daily is ideal. Everyone has to suspend their practice from time to timeContinue reading “Lost Your Yoga Mojo?”

The River by Thich Nhat Hanh

“Once upon a time there was a beautiful river finding her way among the hills, forests, and meadows. She began by being a joyful stream of water, a spring always dancing and singing as she ran down from the top of the mountain. She was very young at the time, and as she came toContinue reading “The River by Thich Nhat Hanh”

Be Like A Christmas Tree…

I saw this inspiring quote from Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and thought what a priceless sentiment it offers in amongst all the tinsel and expensive gifts – “Each one of you is a special gift on the planet! You are the Christmas tree. The Christmas tree is pointing upwards and its branches grow on all sides,Continue reading “Be Like A Christmas Tree…”

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”

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”

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”

Let Your Light Shine

When we greet with Namaste!  We are greeting the light within the person or people we see.  It is not their physical shape, attitude or energy of the body but the light within. You can think of this as a persons soul or spirit. Yogis consider a person or being to be made of severalContinue reading “Let Your Light Shine”

VAJRAPRADAMA MUDRA

In class this term we are shining a light on the often overlooked workhorse of the body – the digestive system. This mudra (hand gesture or seal) is the ‘gesture of unshakable trust’ – we hold it in front of the heart and repeat a mantra.  The one I have selected to end our practice is:Continue reading “VAJRAPRADAMA MUDRA”