Let’s Explore…. PARTNER YOGA

There’s no doubt about it partner yoga has a definite Marmite effect in class – people either really love it or loathe it. No matter, there are very positive gains to working with someone when studying a posture. I like to do it in several ways in class – Observation Encouragement Adjustment/Awareness Working Together forContinue reading “Let’s Explore…. PARTNER YOGA”

Nada Yoga – The Yoga of Sound

Last Saturday I was at an ‘In Service Training’ day with the British Wheel of Yoga. The topic was Nada Yoga – which translates loosely to the yoga of sound. It was taught by Rajesh David, yogi and musician – you will have heard his melodies if you have been to one of our classes.Continue reading “Nada Yoga – The Yoga of Sound”

Opening Your Heart

Our work in the yoga classes this year will be based upon looking after our hearts.  The work this term involves physical postures to open the chest and strengthen the back – by doing this we are creating more space for the heart to do its’ job.  Often, as a result of sitting for prolongedContinue reading “Opening Your Heart”

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”

A Beautiful Verse From The Radiance Sutras

Bathe deeply in that ocean of sound Vibrating with in you, now as always, Resonating softly, Permeating the space of your heart.   The ear that is tuned by rapt listening Learns to hear the song of creation.   First like a hand bell, Then subtler, like a flute, Subtler still as a stringed instrument,Continue reading “A Beautiful Verse From The Radiance Sutras”

I’ve heard that opening the hips can help my backache – how is this so?

In the Yogafit classes this term we have been developing a pose called Anjaneyasana – a deep lunge which sinks the hips down and stretches the groin. Ooh-er Mrs! This is extremely beneficial for us all to have a go at – obviously when suitably warmed up and when the time is right – don’tContinue reading “I’ve heard that opening the hips can help my backache – how is this so?”

10 Good Reasons for a Regular Yoga Practice

The chances are, if you have been along to a yoga class, you felt better when you came out than when you went in.  You probably felt that your tension released and maybe even looked a little younger! Almost certainly you will have had a really good night’s sleep. But that’s not all – yogaContinue reading “10 Good Reasons for a Regular Yoga Practice”

Silencing the Buzz

Background ‘noise’ in the form of anxiety is often a constant companion…  We may have become so used to worrying that we don’t even notice it.  Try this visualisation to help you identify the hum and temporarily rid your mind of the noise… 1 Sit comfortably and close your eyes.  Imagine that you are walkingContinue reading “Silencing the Buzz”