Build your own Yoga practice

While it’s very beneficial to come to a class regularly, there is nothing like having your very own Yoga practice to really reap the benefits of Yoga in the most practical way; getting in tune with your own body & intuition, using poses that can help you balance what you do physically in your work, and learning […]

Are Yoga classes bad for your back?

Thank you for posting “Breaking 3 Common Myths About Back Pain”. Since coming across McGill’s research I’ve started questioning every pose I do and it makes my regular yoga classes quite tricky. Yoga Journal seems to be ignoring his research which is a great shame as I’d like to see responses from the yoga teaching […]

Yoga after the Winter Solstice

We’ve just celebrated the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year. With fewer hours of daylight, many of you have said that it seems harder to get out of bed in the morning. Some people miss the sunlight and find that they feel a bit flat at this time of year, while others relish […]

Practising Yoga in Autumn

As the season changes, you may have noticed some different sequences creeping into your Yoga lessons. I’m often adding in more moving sequences that warm and mobilise the body, and following them up with poses that increase awareness of the “fire” chakra (belly centre). We also hold standing poses & balances that are grounding and […]

3 simple steps to better breathing

Breath awareness is one of the most transformative and health-enhancing tools I’ve discovered through yoga practice. The benefits of healthy, relaxed breathing include: good energy levels, clearer thinking, a more relaxed body, and a calm, peaceful mind. Whether you practice yoga or not, here are some simple steps that anyone can take to better breathing and a more relaxed body and mind: […]

Yoga Pose Favourite: Legs Up the Wall

Benefits: – relieves tiredness in the legs – refreshes the brain and heart – improves circulation and releases tight hamstrings when done regularly – thought to be helpful for relieving varicose veins Contraindications: High blood pressure, hypertension, glaucoma. Sounds simple, and it is. If you feel tightness in the backs of your legs at first, […]