Hridaya Kasha – The Cave of The Heart

This half term in our general classes we will be focusing on the ‘Heart’.  All aspects will be looked at – from the anatomy and physical function – by way of our invigorating vinyasa (flow of postures), and the emotional and psychological aspects via short meditations. The ancient yogis call the heart space the ‘HridayaContinue reading “Hridaya Kasha – The Cave of The Heart”

Stretch, relax… and purrrrr like a kitten

In the Stretch and Relax class (Tuesdays Preston 8 – 9) our class will have a focus on ‘Aspects of the Cat’ from stretching like a tabby after a nap to roaring like a lion (some snoring like a little kitten is included too)!  This session is designed to stretch out the body in calming and detoxifying ways in order toContinue reading “Stretch, relax… and purrrrr like a kitten”

Yoga from the Heart

This half term our focus will be on yoga for and from the heart. Both the physical heart and the heart centre (chakra) are vital and they both need nurturing.  The postures (asana), breath work (pranayama) and a healthy diet support the functioning of your physical heart.  They also make the work of your physical heartContinue reading “Yoga from the Heart”

Get to Know yourself…

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”  Ralph Waldo Emerson Why not have a go at meditation?  It’s not as hard as it sounds (and you don’t have to sit cross legged if you don’t want to!) There is a 21 day meditation trialContinue reading “Get to Know yourself…”

Working with the subtle body

As we delve deeper into our practice, we learn that the layers of our body can become disjointed and out of touch with each other.  The ancient yogis devised tools and exercises to help realign and re-associate the subtle body using the energy flow around the body.  The energy channels depicted in yoga are similar toContinue reading “Working with the subtle body”

Establishing a positive mindset

Following a wonderful weekend we flow into the working week feeling refreshed and ready for a new challenge… “One can become whatever one wants to be, if one constantly contemplates on the object of desire with faith.” (BHAGAVAD GITA) We each have infinite possibilities….  Find some stillness in your week to keep the focus onContinue reading “Establishing a positive mindset”

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”

21 day mantra journey…

Dan (Tues 6 o’clock class)  told me about this daily mantra being offered over the web: http://www.mentorschannel.com/DevaPremal/21-DayMantraMeditationJourney/LandingPage/883/ I know we missed the beginning, but there are still about 2 weeks to go…  Each day, experts Deva Primal & Miten lead a 10 -15 minute meditation based upon a mantra (sound or chant). Om shanti!

Feeling A Bit Stressy???

I’ll be running a workshop on Saturday October 5th – “Yoga for Stress Management”. This will take the form of a 2 hour session with yoga postures, breathing and relaxation techniques plus a short talk on how and why we are effected by stress.  Yoga is great to use as a tool to combat the stresses of modernContinue reading “Feeling A Bit Stressy???”