Yoga to Tone the Thighs

If you find that your thighs are a bit ‘jangly’ and wobbly, why not do a couple of yoga postures to help strengthen and tone them up? This is a very short practice using 2 yoga poses. Take care of your joints – ankles, knees and hips – don’t over work them or push intoContinue reading “Yoga to Tone the Thighs”

In Control or Out of Control?

Do you get anxious or angry when things don’t go just as you want them to? Do you feel you have to take charge of ‘everything’ or nothing would get done? Feelings such as these really do cloud our enjoyment of life. They are often termed as ‘control issues’. Sometimes the simplest things make youContinue reading “In Control or Out of Control?”

Finding Our Purpose in Life

I recently read a compelling tale about Alfred Nobel – he of the Nobel Peace Prize. The story touched me so much that I can’t seem to get it out of my mind. The story goes (and I can’t say how much of it is absolutely true) that Alfred Nobel was born in poverty butContinue reading “Finding Our Purpose in Life”

Powerful Thoughts

I love these ‘POWER THOUGHT CARDS’ by Louise Hay. If you ever need inspiring there is a whole deck of cards to turn to (you can buy them on Amazon). Always giving thought provoking and positive ideas. I especially like the one above… How empowering is it to breath in and think ‘This IS aContinue reading “Powerful Thoughts”

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…”

What are the Chakras?

Chakras are energy centers… ancient yogis developed a concept of energy pathways running all around the body – rather than our energy just radomly ‘fuzzing’ about inside us.  This is similar to the system of meridians used in Chinese medicine, reflexology and acupuncture. One of the main energy pathways (nadis) is along the spine.  WhereContinue 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!”