As we enter this new year of fresh possibilities sometimes our expectations of ourselves and what we want to achieve or change can be too high or too demanding, and often lead to a sense of failure when we don’t manage to do those things. Rather than setting the bar so high, instead try being kinder to yourself and just make some simple changes that can be easily incorporated into your daily routine and will have a very positive impact on how you feel.
Chanting has been around for millennia in some form in most cultures around the globe. Traditionally invocations or prayers in praise of the earth, the spirits or God(s), the words and melodies tend to be shorter and simpler than a song, repeated rather than developed.
Learning to Slow Down, Soften, Release and Restore “When you lose touch with inner stillness, you lose touch with yourself. When you lose touch with yourself, you lose yourself in the world. Your innermost sense of self, of who you are, is inseparable from stillness.” – Eckhart Tolle As our lives become ever busier, more … Continue reading "The Benefits and Purpose of Restorative Yoga"
Going upside down and seeing the world from a different perspective can be both exhilarating and terrifying too. Generally in our yoga practice we begin our journey into inversions with Shoulder Stand (Sarvangasana) and once we feel at ease in this pose we move on to Headstand. Headstand (Sirsasana) is often referred to as the … Continue reading "Pose of the Month: Headstand (Sirsasana)"
What is a mudra and how can they be helpful during pregnancy yoga? Mudra means “seal,” “gesture,” or “mark.” Yoga mudras are symbolic gestures mostly practiced with the hands and fingers. They facilitate the flow of energy in the subtle body and enhance one’s journey within. These gestures help to focus the mind and also … Continue reading "The Power of Mudras during Pregnancy Yoga"
Serve with any vegetables in season- steamed broccoli, roasted butternut squash, as a side dish to any main or on its own for some healthy vegan gluten free carbs.
Susanne and Sarah share some of their experiences of teaching postnatal yoga for mums and babies, and explain what new mums can expect from these classes.
Many yoga teachers mention the pelvic floor in their classes, mostly in connection with the practice of moola bandha (“engage your pelvic floor in this pose”). Yet for numerous people this area of our body is a bit of a mystery. Let’s make sure we are all on the same page!