Practice: Anantasana Variation & Awareness Of ‘The Moments Between The Moments’….

Although we might remember ‘the important things’ that happen through life, we don’t often easily recall the moments between those ‘important’ moments. Ofcourse, this isn’t such a bad thing; our brains have to decide which things are important enough to ‘keep hold’ of, and which things don’t need to be thought about any more. OurContinue reading “Practice: Anantasana Variation & Awareness Of ‘The Moments Between The Moments’….”

Practice: Supta Garudasana Variation

The word ‘Yoga’ doesn’t just mean ‘to unite’, ‘to connect’, or ‘to become whole’, it also has a counter-intuitive meaning; ‘to separate’, or more accurately; ‘to dis-entangle’. While this asana variation presents itself as a core-strengthener (and a pretty good one at that), by practicing postures like these, we can use them as a physicalContinue reading “Practice: Supta Garudasana Variation”

Practice: Vasisthasana & Variations. Cultivating space & strength in the shoulders, and practicing without pain….

Although I’ve written about the full expression of Vasisthasana before, and how to enter into it from postures like adho mukha svanasana (downward facing dog), it’s important to have an understanding of the different variations we can practice beforehand while building strength in the upper body. If you’re fairly new to practicing yoga, it’s unlikelyContinue reading “Practice: Vasisthasana & Variations. Cultivating space & strength in the shoulders, and practicing without pain….”

Practice: Preparation For Backbending

Although backbends may appear to be all about flexibility, they actually require a lot of strength in order to practice them in a way that is healthy and sustainable. The strength we need to cultivate before moving into backbends arises not only from the muscles of the back, but also a connection to the deepContinue reading “Practice: Preparation For Backbending”

Source Of Inner Strength: Balancing The Manipura Chakra

Whether you believe in or understand this the concept of chakras doesn’t matter – as it’s not about what a chakra is or isn’t; it’s about what it represents. The Manipura Chakra, located at the solar plexus (just above the navel center) represents the element of fire, and links to ‘transformation’, digestion, and a feelingContinue reading “Source Of Inner Strength: Balancing The Manipura Chakra”

A New Published Article for Ekhart Yoga: Tapas

This month, Ekhart Yoga have a special series of online classes all about some of my favourite asanas to practice – arm balances! Physically, these postures both require and build upper body and core strength, plus a lot of inner heat! But the biggest benefits along the path to arm balances occur on a muchContinue reading “A New Published Article for Ekhart Yoga: Tapas”

Practice: Baby Bakasana (Baby Crow Pose)

Possibly the smallest arm balance ever; baby Bakasana builds strength in the upper body and core, without that fear of face-planting that the traditional Bakasana carries. Oh yes…. And it’s fun! (No, this isn’t the most traditional of poses – you probably won’t find this particular asana in Iyengar’s ‘Light On Yoga’, but it’s alwaysContinue reading “Practice: Baby Bakasana (Baby Crow Pose)”