Inside Outside…

In our 90 minute yoga classes, the April/May half term will continue with the theme of opposites. We will be thinking of our yoga postures from the inside and the outside. After learning several asana (postures) and sequencing them we will begin to add in the appropriate Chakra focus… Why do this? It can helpContinue reading “Inside Outside…”

Seeing Our Inner Selves!

The Bodyworlds Exhibition in Picadilly is a must-see. I wasn’t too sure as I’m very squeamish but I was absolutely amazed by this exhibition and would urge everyone to go and have a look.  For the first time our actual insides are on public display – they are not models! The exhibits are actual bodiesContinue reading “Seeing Our Inner Selves!”

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?”

Go away – I’m busy relaxing!

Do you find it almost impossible to relax because you feel guilty when you’re not busy? We increasingly live under constant pressure to be productive – doing something every moment of the day; multi-tasking; maximising every second. The increase of mobile phones means we have messages coming at us 24/7 – there is never aContinue reading “Go away – I’m busy relaxing!”

Yoga to give you some ‘get up and go’

If you feel rather sluggish now that the Easter Holidays (and chocolate) have left the building and landed on your waist – why not try a few yoga moves to give you some energy and elongate your muscles? Stand with feet in the correct alignment – knees under hips and ankles under knees.  Interlock the fingersContinue reading “Yoga to give you some ‘get up and go’”

Introduction to Yoga 2019

The Introduction to Yoga course in Exton will continue from March 4th with a further 6 sessions. After this the class will continue with the same themes as the Yoga class. The benefit of this is that if you have to miss your usual class one week you are welcome to make it up atContinue reading “Introduction to Yoga 2019”

Don’t Over Do It

Are you trying too hard? Don’t fall into this trap in any area of your life… and especially in your yoga practice.  If you are applying too much effort (we call this rajasic in yoga) this will only exhaust you and detract from your enjoyment of whatever it is that you are doing.  If you let goContinue reading “Don’t Over Do It”

How fit are we???

In our classes over the winter we’ve spent a few minutes each week practising Utkatasana – the Chair pose. This is a high squat with parallel feet with and arms either at shoulder height or overhead. It’s very good for us as it uses the large muscles of the legs and bottom to get theContinue reading “How fit are we???”

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”

Festive Couscous

I was inspired by Nigella Lawson for this recipe. Anything that looks like rice gets a massive thumbs down in our household as my husband thinks it tastes like gravel. So with rice and particularly couscous I have to work very hard with the flavours. And … he also finds pomegranate ‘over-rated pips’! As theseContinue reading “Festive Couscous”