Paschima = ‘west’          Tan = ‘To extend’          Asana = ‘Pose’ or ‘seat’  So what’s this pose about? Well, in order to learn that – let’s have a think about what it’s not…. It’s not about touching your toes It’s not about having your head on your knees It’s not just about getting super long hamstringsContinue reading

Practice: Astavakrasana (Eight-Angled Pose)

Ashta = ‘Eight’ Vakra = ‘Bent / Curved’ Asana = ‘Pose’   Possibly in some people’s ‘crazy arm balance’ category, Astavakrasana takes patience and practice. It’s often something which people decide they ‘can’t do’ before they even try….. While it may look a little complicated, Astavakrasana is easier than it may first seem if youContinue reading “Practice: Astavakrasana (Eight-Angled Pose)”

Mindful Monday *New Year Special*

While New Year’s Eve often ensures that most of us wake up feeling a little less than 100%, the new year is usually a time of new beginnings and fresh starts. It just so happens too, that January 1st 2014 is a new moon; a time for rebirth, growth and manifestation throughout the waxing lunarContinue reading “Mindful Monday *New Year Special*”