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”

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”

Janu Sirsasana – learn the benefits

Last term we worked on grounding postures including ones which had lots of earth contact and ones that worked especially in the pelvis area. Hopefully this work gave an experience of feeling supported, having strong ground beneath us and good foundations on which to build both stable postures and a stable life. In the lastContinue reading “Janu Sirsasana – learn the benefits”

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”

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”

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?”

Spring Clean Home Practice

Spring is in the air… it’s time to spring into action! At this time of year yogis often ‘cleanse’ their systems with a variety of practices. They can be physical asana, breathing practices or literally cleaning out the sinuses or digestive system with a special kriya or yoga cleansing method. I’ve devised a simple sequenceContinue reading “Spring Clean Home Practice”

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”

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”