Creative Yoga Sequencing: Wild Thing Salutations

A Yoga practice holds the chance to experiment with our bodies and see what happens when we stop over-thinking, and allow the breath to take over. Movement and flow are important in my practice and yoga classes, and studies show that movement is an extremely important factor in relieving and preventing stress and anxiety. Moving in aContinue reading “Creative Yoga Sequencing: Wild Thing Salutations”

Practice: Parivrtta Hasta Padangusthasana (Revolved Hand To Big Toe Pose)

 A balancing pose which requires deep focus in order to hold for a sustained amount of time, and encourages honesty when navigating your way to the fullest expression of the asana that your body will allow you to reach today. With a combination of balancing and twisting; Parivrtta Hasta Padangusthasana does a good job of quietening theContinue reading “Practice: Parivrtta Hasta Padangusthasana (Revolved Hand To Big Toe Pose)”

Stressed?

So we know stress is bad for us – while we may feel it manifesting internally, with emotional symptoms such as: irritability, frustration, a short temper, a feeling of being overwhelmed by small problems, low mood, resentment of others, an inability to focus or helplessness – to name just a few; stress also makes itselfContinue reading “Stressed?”

Good Morning! The benefits of an every-day practice

So why oh why do lots of us get up in the early hours of the morning, maybe only a few hours after some people have even gone to bed, to practice yoga? It takes commitment, and when the mornings are dark you’ll need a dose of willpower too – but it’s all worth it….Continue reading “Good Morning! The benefits of an every-day practice”

Practice: Svarga Dvidasana (Bird Of Paradise Pose)

Svarga Dvidasana requires a combination of steadiness (sthira) and ease (sukha); the steadiness to maintain a lengthened spine and strong balance, and the ease to open the hips and extend the top leg to it’s full potential. No matter how ‘difficult’ a pose seems, there is always a level we can take it to thatContinue reading “Practice: Svarga Dvidasana (Bird Of Paradise Pose)”

Mindful Monday: Sleep Well

If you find it difficult to get a decent night’s sleep, you’re not alone. Around 51% of the UK have problems sleeping, and over half of American citizens too – with about 10% having fully diagnosed insomnia. It was Warren Zevon who said ‘I’ll sleep when I’m dead’, (after doing some research in to hisContinue reading “Mindful Monday: Sleep Well”