3 rounds of Moon Salutations to follow either as a short practice on their own or at the start of a physical practice to warm up the body. Good for opening and moving the whole body and creating some heat and flow.  Remember to take deep slow breaths and enjoy x   [...]
Rasa Yoga – The Nine Emotions
Rasa Yoga is a form of Tantra yoga. It focuses on the mind and it’s often negative tendencies with the idea of fasting from these negative thoughts and trying to replace them with positive ones. It takes 5 positive thoughts to counterbalance one negative thought and to start to form new neurological pathways making that positive  [...]
Correcting misalignment in the pelvis
Misalignment in the pelvis is one of the major causes of misalignment and/or pain in the spine. Using our yoga practice we need to retrain our bodies and our minds to become comfortable and strong in correct alignment so that we don’t then fall into bad habits as soon as we walk off our mats and  [...]
The 5 Koshas
In the west we see the human body as relatively one dimensional. In many Eastern traditions they look at the body as many different ‘bodies’ or layers. In Yogic traditions they see the human body as having 5 layers or Koshas that cover our Atman, our true soul. These layers run from the most physical outer body  [...]
The 4 parts of the thinking mind.
In our yoga and meditation practice we are often trying to quieten the mind, this is a great skill to refine however this is not going to be the solution to our worries to simply stop worrying or over thinking. It is like putting a plaster on a serious cut, it might cover it up but it will  [...]
Shoulder Releasing Sequence – 20 mins
Level: 1-2 Follow this 20 minute sequence to free up tension in the shoulders and the upper back. Sitting at desks, driving and many other day to day actions all encourage us to slump and round in the shoulders. The back and the shoulders need to be moved to create lubrication and suppleness through the  [...]
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Standing Sequence – 10 Minute Video
Level: 1-2 This is a 10 minute video focusing on standing poses such as Side Angle, Triangle and Wide Leg Forward Bend. These poses are great for developing strength through the body, in particular the legs, the core and the back. Breathe as deeply as possible and try to transition from one pose to the  [...]