Practice: Eka Pada Raj Kapotasana

Eka = One       Pada = foot       Raja = King or ‘royal’       Kapota = Pigeon       Asana = Pose or ‘seat’   A pretty deep hip-opener; pigeon pose can feel like a great stretch for some, but torture for others…. The hips are usually linked to a place in which we store a lot of emotional tensionContinue reading “Practice: Eka Pada Raj Kapotasana”

Practice: Upavistha Konasana (Seated wide-angled forward fold)

This is one of those poses in which we learn that the more you push and force things, the further away you get from where you want to be. Let things be easy, breathe in to it, and realise that the important thing is never where you end up, but what you learn along theContinue reading “Practice: Upavistha Konasana (Seated wide-angled forward fold)”

Practice: Kurmasana (Tortoise Pose)

Kurmasana, or ‘tortoise pose’, carries with it that sense of inward focus, much like a tortoise drawing in to it’s shell. When we begin to focus more on what’s going on inside, we deepen our yoga practice and learn to cultivate ‘pratyahara’ or ‘sense withdrawal’, one of the eight limbs of yoga, laid out inContinue reading “Practice: Kurmasana (Tortoise Pose)”