Practice: Ashta Chandrasana Variation (Preparation For Urdvha Dhanurasana)

Many of us have one or two postures that are relatively simple, yet due to our individual anatomy, it seems ‘impossible’ to practice with any comfort whatsoever…. Take Gomukhasana for example: this posture looks quite accessible from the outside, but it’s often incredibly uncomfortable and even out of the question for a lot of people,Continue reading “Practice: Ashta Chandrasana Variation (Preparation For Urdvha Dhanurasana)”

Practice: Anjaneyasana (Back-Bending Variation)

When it comes to backbends, there’s a lot more to it than just bending backwards…. In order to find the healthiest backbend for our own body, it’s important to open up, lengthen, strengthen and release all the other areas that might be restricting us from getting into a backbend that is truly beneficial for us.Continue reading “Practice: Anjaneyasana (Back-Bending Variation)”

‘Breathe Into It’…. Just one way the breath can help you through difficult Yoga Postures

The breath is our most important teacher. Shallow, short breaths that reside up in the chest often imply we’re under a bit of stress, or that we’ve got a lot on our minds – whereas slow, deep conscious breaths indicate a more relaxed, balanced mind, and help us to switch on the parasympathetic nervous systemContinue reading “‘Breathe Into It’…. Just one way the breath can help you through difficult Yoga Postures”

Practice: Malasana / Garland Pose + a mini anatomy lesson!

The traditional malasana is practiced with the arms wrapped around the body, with the hands clasping at the back. This both requires and gives a big opening to the shoulders and chest, as well as opening the hips and lengthening the Achilles heel (a place in which many runners can experience the symptoms of tendonitis).Continue reading “Practice: Malasana / Garland Pose + a mini anatomy lesson!”

MINDFUL MONDAY – Feet First

Consisting of just over 25% of the human body’s bones, 2,700 nerve endings, and the power to influence the health of our whole body, the foot is much more essential to our wellbeing than we give it credit for.  Our feet carry us around all day, and as we know – it isn’t just what weContinue reading “MINDFUL MONDAY – Feet First”