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”

Calming Yoga Sequence

Here’s a short sequence to calm the mind, ease the shoulders and… moisturise your feet. A real all round calming sequence! It’s ideal when you are feeling stressed out and need to take ‘a moment’. Find a small, quiet space to lie down in, grab some moisturiser with an enjoyable fragrance and some soft blocks,Continue reading “Calming Yoga Sequence”

Keep Up Your Yoga Practice!

Although we will be taking a break from our weekly classes over the summer, there is no reason to stop your yoga practice. In fact this is a good time to make a resolve (in yoga we call this a Sankalpa) to do a bit of practice on your own. This will test your memoryContinue reading “Keep Up Your Yoga Practice!”

Working to strengthen the Core…

In the Stretch & Relax classes over the next half term we will continue to focus on the spine, but this time to look at the core muscles which support and hold the spine in correct alignment. The exercises we will do include side bending postures to work the obliques, back bending and forward bendingContinue reading “Working to strengthen the Core…”

Yoga to give you some ‘get up and go’

If you feel rather sluggish now that the Easter Holidays (and chocolate) have left the building and landed on your waist – why not try a few yoga moves to give you some energy and elongate your muscles? Stand with feet in the correct alignment – knees under hips and ankles under knees.  Interlock the fingersContinue reading “Yoga to give you some ‘get up and go’”

Introduction to Yoga 2019

The Introduction to Yoga course in Exton will continue from March 4th with a further 6 sessions. After this the class will continue with the same themes as the Yoga class. The benefit of this is that if you have to miss your usual class one week you are welcome to make it up atContinue reading “Introduction to Yoga 2019”

Yogic Cleansing Practices

“Be at least as interested in what goes on inside you as what happens outside. If you get the inside right, the outside will fall into place.” Eckhart Tolle In our yoga classes this year we have been working with the Kapalbhati pranayama which serves to cleanse the lungs and nasal passages besides many otherContinue reading “Yogic Cleansing Practices”

Shining Skull Breath (Kapalbhati)

In our yoga classes this term we have begun to work with Kapalbhati Pranayama. This is a practice which is cleansing and energising – the forceful exhalation clears out the nasal passageways and the pulling force of the abdomen stimulates and strengthens the abdominal muscles and organs. When you have got the hang of thisContinue reading “Shining Skull Breath (Kapalbhati)”

Shining Skull Breath (Kapalbhati or Breath of Fire)

In our yoga classes this term we have begun to work with Kapalbhati Pranayama (other names include Shining Skull Breath or Breath of Fire). This is a practice which is cleansing and energising – the forceful exhalation clears out the nasal passageways and the pulling force of the abdomen stimulates and strengthens the abdominal musclesContinue reading “Shining Skull Breath (Kapalbhati or Breath of Fire)”