‘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: Shishulasana (Dolphin Pose)

One of the best asanas for strengthening the upper body – in particular, the shoulder girdle and serratus anterior muscles – Dolphin is the gateway to inversions such as sirsasana (headstand), Pincha Mayurasana (Forearm balance) and Adho Mukha Vrksasana (Handstand).While many people assume yoga to be ‘all about flexibility’, some of the more profound benefitsContinue reading “Practice: Shishulasana (Dolphin Pose)”

Do it! Tripod Headstand

Known as Tripod headstand to most people, crane pose to others, and ‘clown pose’ in the Sachidananda tradition.  This inversion is not just a modification for headstand – it is a great pose in and of itself. Tripod / Clown pose has all the benefits of headstand, without raising the legs up – which can makeContinue reading “Do it! Tripod Headstand”