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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…

Awaken The Power Of Unconditional Love

admin April 3, 2017 0 comments 0

Anahata the Heart Chakra is the bridge from our primitive instincts to our higher spiritual self. In Sanskrit Anahata can be translated as meaning infinite, limitless or boundless. I can’t think of anything greater to describe love! Working on balancing this Chakra will rekindle the power of compassion, forgiveness & acceptance. When this Chakra is blocked we can become obsessive…

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…

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…

The Secrets To A Strong Core and Radiant Health

admin April 28, 2016 0 comments 1

Inspired by Wim Hof, aka ‘The Iceman’, Esther offers a routine that will help strengthen your core and give you radiant health. In this article I’d like to discuss and outline a routine, inspired by the Dutch ‘Iceman’, Wim Hof and his cold training method. This simple routine involves Pranayama, a few yoga asanas (postures) and a cold shower. The…