Yoga Concepts

7 Sanskrit Words That Will Change Your Practice

admin August 15, 2017 0 comments 0

No, your teacher isn’t speaking gibberish. They’re probably speaking Sanskrit– an ancient language from southern India. There can be varying interpretations for the phases but often the intention of the word is the same. Like other ancient languages, sanskrit is a vibratory, rhythmic language that can be challenging to pronounce because our own language no longer has emphasis on sound…

Benefits of Hot Yoga

admin May 10, 2017 0 comments 1

1. Energy: Yoga Asanas (postures/exercises), breath control training (pranayama) and use of yoga body locks (bandhas) all work to activate and balance energy pathways, giving you the vitality and power. Yoga will ignite your nervous system and create a greater connection between muscles. In effect think of your body becoming a much slicker, oiled organic machine. 2. Strength: By strength…

Why Hot Yoga?

admin May 4, 2017 0 comments 0

Namaste, The use of heat during a Yoga class has come up for much debate recently and you either love it or really really dislike it. So lets have a look at what all the fuss is about and hopefully we can dispel a few myths along the way. First of all lets look the reasons why we use heat….

Start Your Day With Yoga

admin April 28, 2017 0 comments 0

Morning practice is THE opportunity to set a tone for the day. With the pace and demands of life it’s easy to drag yourself out of bed, neck a coffee and race out the door. It would be so much better if we took a few moments in silence to tap into ourselves and consider what we need to cultivate…

What Is Restorative Yoga?

admin April 25, 2017 0 comments 0

A restorative yoga sequence typically involves less postures, much less focus on heat & dynamic strength. Instead its aim is to help students unwind both physically & emotionally. I personally find restorative classes much more challenging than the strong dynamic Asana based classes of Vinyasa, Classical Astanga & modern Power Yoga because it requires a strength we aren’t well equipped…

History Of Yoga Workshop

admin April 15, 2017 0 comments 0

So we have got you hooked on Yoga but have you ever wondered where it all came from or how long its been around for? “I know that” you say, “it’s from India and has been around for 4,000 years.” Then someone usually chirps up with “No, no it’s not! It’s 10, 000 years old!” and before you know it we…

Blossom Like The Lotus Flower

admin March 29, 2017 0 comments 0

Padma Mudra or Lotus Mudra has some of the most significant & beautiful symbolism found in Yoga. The lotus flower goes through a similar journey that which we experience during a Yoga class & our continual spiritual journey thereafter. The Lotus Flower begins life as a vary hard seed that is placed at the bottom of a muddy pond. Eventually…

Vasisthasana (Side plank pose)

admin March 29, 2017 0 comments 0

Vasisthasana (Side plank pose) is always a challenging posture especially first thing in the morning but that’s the very reason I added it to this mornings @yogalifeuk sun salutations. Strengthening arms, shoulders & core are obvious but by adding (Tree pose) Vrikshasana it challenges your balance & reminds us the need to start the day grounded & secure. All balance…

The Rhythm of Yoga Life

admin March 29, 2017 0 comments 0

The arrival of my son Eli has undoubtedly conjured up all sorts of emotions and the time off has given me more opportunity to reflect. Reflect on being a parent for the second time, my work & even my Yoga practice. One of the things I seemed to have forgotten since Mias birth (my eldest child) was how babies have…

Chakra Series – Manipura or Solar Plexus Chakra

admin April 28, 2016 0 comments 3

As we journey through the body in this series, we take a look at the third chakra – the Manipura chakra – which governs the fire inside of us. You can find the third or solar plexus chakra somewhere between the navel and the base of the sternum, a couple of fingers above the belly button. You may like to…