Chill Out with the Cooling Breath

Yoga breathing practices aren’t just for relaxation and helping us to feel calm… You can literally alter the temperature of your body so that you feel a little more chilled – try it for yourself – it’s easy and may help you to keep your cool in this heat! If you are able curl up theContinue reading “Chill Out with the Cooling Breath”

The Benefits of a Pair of Yoga Toe Socks

Besides the obvious – THEY KEEP YOUR FEET WARM – yoga socks and specifically the ones with the awkward little individual toes, are very good for your feet. They give the toes their space and help to correct all of those years of crushing the little toes into tight shoes and high heels. I knowContinue reading “The Benefits of a Pair of Yoga Toe Socks”

Dhyana Mudra

We often see the Buddha represented with this gesture. It is beautifully simple and brings you into deeper, more profound concentration. It is the traditional mudra to aid qualities of tranquillity and inner peace. Method: To do the Dhyana mudra, simply sit with your hands facing upward, right hand resting on top of your leftContinue reading “Dhyana Mudra”

Weekly Yoga Classes – September 2018

This year our yoga classes will revolve around the theme of OPPOSITES. This concept was used widely in yogic literature to help us understand ourselves and the world in which we live. Our first pair of opposites will be BIG and small. As always with Hatha yoga we begin with the physical body and usingContinue reading “Weekly Yoga Classes – September 2018”

Lets Explore… SEATED TWISTS

Twists are great ways to reduce tension in the back muscles and they also help to undo knots in our minds as well… (It’s the yoga magic!) Additional benefits include a wringing action in the soft tissues which squeeze out fluids and then upon release of the twist refill with fresh juices – FEELS GOOD!Continue reading “Lets Explore… SEATED TWISTS”

New Yoga Classes Come to Ryhall Village Hall

There is a saying about yoga ‘Whatever Age You Begin To Practice, You Stay…’ Why not put it to the test and join one of my new classes?  You too can halt the march of time and reap all the benefits of this ancient form of health care! The 2 new classes will begin onContinue reading “New Yoga Classes Come to Ryhall Village Hall”

MONDAY YOGA IS BACK! WHY NOT GIVE IT A GO?

The Monday classes will begin again on 22nd February. There are 2 classes to chose from ‘YOGA FIT’ – a physically active class of mostly posture work or ‘STRETCH & RELAX’ – a combination of posture work with a deep relaxation to end with. Both classes are 1 hour long and are suitable for beginnersContinue reading “MONDAY YOGA IS BACK! WHY NOT GIVE IT A GO?”

Workshop – What is Pranayama?

Well done to all who came along this morning despite the blustery wet and windy weather and took part in the ‘What is Pranayama?’ workshop. We spent time learning about the journey of our breath and understanding that the foundations of pranayama – or pre-pranayama really have to be laid before we can begin theContinue reading “Workshop – What is Pranayama?”