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”

Nurture yourself to Keep Healthy…

In these trying times it’s very easy to be short tempered with our housemates. It’s very easy to sit for hours on end binging on a Netflix serial. It’s also very easy to keep on pouring the wine/gin/beer. Try your very best to resist. Taking half an hour out for deep relaxation will make allContinue reading “Nurture yourself to Keep Healthy…”

The Benefits of a Pair of Yoga Toe Socks

Besides the obvious – THEY KEEP YOUR FEET WARM – yoga toe socks are very good for your feet. More specifically the ones with the awkward little individual toes and the sticky bumps on the bottom. This type of sock gives each toes their space and helps to correct all of those years of crushingContinue reading “The Benefits of a Pair of Yoga Toe Socks”

Our Focus for 2019/20

The focus for our yoga practice this year will be the Elements – Earth, Fire & Wind There are actually 5 elements that we experience in all matter and in our bodies – the three above plus Water and Ether – we will save these for next year. Up to Christmas we’ll have a thinkContinue reading “Our Focus for 2019/20”

A bit of me time

Nurturing yourself is time well spent – we feel so much better and can spread some of that happiness to our loved ones. Not nurturing ourselves brings the exact opposite… “Many people have sacrificed themselves for others, thinking when they sacrifice themselves they are being a good person. Wrong! To sacrifice yourself can only comeContinue reading “A bit of me time”

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”

Time for a nap – er… I mean relaxation

I know that it’s sometimes hard to stay awake during our deep relaxations! But you should try to… when we relax the body and mind for about 15 minutes we have a chance to truly nurture ourselves. The ancient yogis said that this type of rest is equivalent to 4 hour sleep. I’m not certainContinue reading “Time for a nap – er… I mean relaxation”

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”

Give Yourself A Hug!

In the Summer term our beginners yoga classes will focus on our arms and shoulders. We have been moving through the body – starting from the ground up – working to strengthen, stretch and inform ourselves about all the different parts of our physical body. In this final term we will loosen, strengthen and stretchContinue reading “Give Yourself A Hug!”