What are the Chakras?

Chakras are talked about a lot in yoga – but what exactly are they? The simple answer is energy centers. The ancient yogis developed the concept of many energy pathways called ‘nadis’ criss-crossing all around the body. In a similar way to our veins or nerves, however they are not visible. The energy that runsContinue reading “What are the Chakras?”

HOW TO BEGIN AT YOGA

“Start doing yoga from where you are now. Not from where you were yesterday, not tomorrow, not next week. Start from the present. HERE  begins the teachings of yoga with the right intent at the right time… NOW.  If you seek a class teacher (which is advisable), find a teacher who you feel comfortable with,Continue reading “HOW TO BEGIN AT YOGA”

A Pilgrimage of Leicester Temples

On Saturday 12th March the Friends of the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies will be organising a Sponsored Walk  visiting the beautiful temples of Leicester ending at Gandhiji’s memorial statue. Why not join this special day as the ‘Tirath Yatra’ (pilgramage) coincides with Gandhiji’s Dandi March (also known as the Salt March) whilst that wasContinue reading “A Pilgrimage of Leicester Temples”

Yoga – what do you see in your reflection?

You may come to yoga classes to build fitness, strength and flexibility; which of course you will over time; however, through these practices, right from the off, we are engaging in the act of Swadhyaya.  We flow through postures using breath and movement, building concentration… we scan the body, we bring our awareness to ourContinue reading “Yoga – what do you see in your reflection?”