Janu Sirsasana

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”

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”

Chill Out with the Cooling Breath

Yoga breathing practices aren’t just for relaxation and helping us to feel calm… You can literally alter the temperature of your body so that you feel a little more chilled – try it for yourself – it’s easy and may help you to keep your cool in this heat! If you are able curl up theContinue reading “Chill Out with the Cooling Breath”

Let’s Explore… VAJRASANA

Sit in a kneeling position with the heals rolling outwards and your bottom in the hollow of your feet. Place the hands on the knees, soften the gaze and breath gently through the nose. Vajrasana is useful to stretch out the tops of the feet. There are many benefits gained in the pelvis and pelvicContinue reading “Let’s Explore… VAJRASANA”

VAJRAPRADAMA MUDRA

In class this term we are shining a light on the often overlooked workhorse of the body – the digestive system. This mudra (hand gesture or seal) is the ‘gesture of unshakable trust’ – we hold it in front of the heart and repeat a mantra.  The one I have selected to end our practice is:Continue reading “VAJRAPRADAMA MUDRA”

Cactus Pose – To improve Posture and Strengthen the Back

  This pose is an easy way to strengthen your back – you can do it standing in a wide leg stance as I’m doing or Tadasana (two leg standing).  If you need a break from your work at a computer keyboard, try it at your desk when seated! A minute or two everyday shouldContinue reading “Cactus Pose – To improve Posture and Strengthen the Back”