Make an ongoing commitment to your own health and wellbeing

Looking after your health is an ongoing process and we must always be increasing our commitment to it as we get older and become susceptible to more problems. Most of us take good health totally for granted – something we are given and don’t have to take care of. But as you are probably thinking,Continue reading “Make an ongoing commitment to your own health and wellbeing”

Mantram CD by Rajesh David

We have been listening to the wonderful music and chanting of artist Rajesh David at the beginning of our sessions this term. The CD (titled ‘Mantram’) is available from his website here and contains several mantras set to haunting melodies which are ideal for relaxation and meditation. All of the tunes are famous mantra chants. TheContinue reading “Mantram CD by Rajesh David”

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?”

Understanding Your Own Breath

Sitting still and simply observing your own breath or working with a Pranayama (Ujjayi, abdominal breathing, 3 part breath etc) are all calming exercises that will help you to get to know your own breath. Simple practices such as these help to relax us – body and mind –  a relaxed body breathes better; aContinue reading “Understanding Your Own Breath”

Lost Your Yoga Mojo?

Don’t worry, we all ebb and flow with our commitment to practice. The main thing is to get back to it as soon as you are able. Yoga is most advantageous when you do it little and often – 15 -20 minutes daily is ideal. Everyone has to suspend their practice from time to timeContinue reading “Lost Your Yoga Mojo?”