Yoga Fit October 2016

Our mission in Yoga Fit this year is to get a strong core!! Last term we worked with the plank and this term we’ll be moving on to a standing balance ‘Warrior lll’ which needs all the core strength we can muster. In our usual lively approach we’ll work through all the parts of theContinue reading “Yoga Fit October 2016”

Beginners Yoga October 2016

Continuing with our theme this year of Systems of the Body, we are working this term with a focus on the musuclar system. We’ll look at how the muscles work with the bones of the body to give us our shape and movement. I recommend THE MUSCLE BOOK by Paul Blakey which gives you aContinue reading “Beginners Yoga October 2016”

Yoga and Meditation October 2016

Throughout this year our work will be focused upon finding Balance in our lives. This term we’ll revisit the concept of the Pancha Koshas or 5 Sheaths, reminding ourselves that as ‘human beings’ we are not just made up of a body and a mind – often at odds with each other. The yogic viewContinue reading “Yoga and Meditation October 2016”

Stretch & Relax – February Half Term

In the STRETCH & RELAX classes this term our focus will be on the hands. We’ll work on routines to ward off and give relief to arthritis and carpel tunnel syndrome. There will be some balancing on the hands and feet (Downward Facing Dog, Elephant Twists) and we’ll work through the whole body with simpleContinue reading “Stretch & Relax – February Half Term”

Stretch & Relax Yoga – November 15 Term

This term our theme of ‘FREEDOM’ will shift from the hips up to the spine. We’ll be working with a number of asana (postures) to free up the different areas of the spine and learning/feeling the difference this can make to how we feel and live our lives. One of our main postures will beContinue reading “Stretch & Relax Yoga – November 15 Term”

Yoga and Meditation November 15 Term

This term in the Yoga and Meditation (90 minute classes in Preston and Ryhall) we’ll be continuing our strengthening of the hands and arms with a particular focus on the forearm area. To this end we’ll be playfully challenging ourselves with the forearm plank and the wonderful Dolphin Pose… Our meditations will be inspired byContinue reading “Yoga and Meditation November 15 Term”

Stillness in a crazy world

If, like me, the start to your year has been an onslaught of decision making, you may enjoy and take solace in the passage below by Eckhart Tolle. In our yoga this term we have been meditating using visualisation and awareness of the breath. Reading passages such as the one below can be used asContinue reading “Stillness in a crazy world”

Little Changes For 2015

We all like to turn over a new leaf at the beginning of a new year – making vows not to eat/drink so much and committing to take a daily trip to the gym/jog/cycle ride. The yogic approach is to take small daily steps on a much worn path: using exercises that are both physicalContinue reading “Little Changes For 2015”

Recycled Soothing Eye Pillow

Why not have a go at making this eye pillow and including it in your yoga bag? The halls I teach in (Preston Village Hall in Rutland and Ryhall Village just outside Stamford, Lincolnshire) offer variable lighting so I always adjust it when we come to relax. ¬†However, an eye pillow – particularly with aContinue reading “Recycled Soothing Eye Pillow”

Perfect Your Posture… Bhujangasana (cobra pose)

Step by Step Instructions for Bhujangasana (cobra pose) Lie on the front of the body, legs straight and soles of feet upwards and forehead or nose on the mat. Place the palms of the hands (fingers together) on the mat, keeping the upper arms in contact with the sides of the body and the elbowsContinue reading “Perfect Your Posture… Bhujangasana (cobra pose)”