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”

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”

Shining Skull Breath (Kapalbhati or Breath of Fire)

In our yoga classes this term we have begun to work with Kapalbhati Pranayama (other names include Shining Skull Breath or Breath of Fire). This is a practice which is cleansing and energising – the forceful exhalation clears out the nasal passageways and the pulling force of the abdomen stimulates and strengthens the abdominal musclesContinue reading “Shining Skull Breath (Kapalbhati or Breath of Fire)”

Yogic Breathing (3 Part Breath)

Yogic breathing (or 3 part breathing) combines abdominal breathing, thoracic breathing (chest) and clavicular (lower throat) breathing. In class I call it the ‘3 part breath’ – it can also be call the ‘Complete’ breath – but of all the names I like ‘3 part’ because it reminds me of the 3 stages. This breathingContinue reading “Yogic Breathing (3 Part Breath)”

Understanding Your Own Breath

Sitting still and simply observing your own breath or working with a Pranayama (Ujjayi, abdominal breathing, 3 part breath etc) are all calming exercises that will help you to get to know your own breath. Simple practices such as these help to relax us – body and mind –  a relaxed body breathes better; aContinue reading “Understanding Your Own Breath”

Relax and Refresh – a one minute wonder…

Sit up tall, place both feet evenly on the floor and, if you’re sitting press down a little to feel yourself connected to the earth. Breath in and out through the nose.  Imagine that you are filling your lungs from the bottom up – like pouring water into a bucket.  Breath right up into yourContinue reading “Relax and Refresh – a one minute wonder…”

SALUTATIONS TO 2016

Our Yoga and Meditation classes start back on 4th January and run for 6 weeks up to 12th February. If you would like any information about my classes or wish to book a place – please contact me here We will begin the year working with Salutations (or Greetings) to the Earth, Sun and Moon…Continue reading “SALUTATIONS TO 2016”