‘Vinyasa’: Life’s Moving Meditation

Technically, a ‘vinyasa’ can be any sequence performed with the breath; it isn’t restricted to the series of ‘chatturanga – upward facing dog – downward facing dog’, but this is indeed how we’ve lazily referred to these movements in the West for the past few decades. This is especially common ever since the whole PowerContinue reading “‘Vinyasa’: Life’s Moving Meditation”

Ajna Chakra & The ‘Inner Guru’

Ajna Chakra is also known as the ‘third eye’, ‘command center’ or ‘guru chakra’. All these meanings offer a huge amount of depth when we bring them into our Yoga practice, and can lead to much deeper insights into why we do the things we do. The Command Center We know the mind often ‘commands’Continue reading “Ajna Chakra & The ‘Inner Guru’”

Practice: Asana – Find Your Seat

When we think of the word ‘Asana’ these days, images of warrior poses, handstands, downward facing dogs and impressive backbends may spring to mind – after all, we know that the physical practice of Yoga, ‘asana’, is often the primary focus in 21st century classes. What is less well known however, is that the wordContinue reading “Practice: Asana – Find Your Seat”

Practice: Virabhadrasana 3 Variation

  Vira = ‘Hero’      Bhadra = ‘Friend’      Asana = ‘Seat’ / ‘Posture’ (Featured: Leggings by Long Live Legs) Balancing isn’t everyone’s favourite part of a Yoga class…. The biggest concern isn’t usually about hurting our bodies if we fall or wobble, it’s more about bruising the ego if anyone sees usContinue reading “Practice: Virabhadrasana 3 Variation”

E-Book Release: Ancient Yoga Wisdom For Modern Yogis

Although it may be the physical aspect that first draws us towards Yoga, sooner or later we find out that there’s a lot more to this practice than touching your toes or holding a headstand…. The origins of Yoga don’t look much like our modern-day practice, in fact most of the postures we practice todayContinue reading “E-Book Release: Ancient Yoga Wisdom For Modern Yogis”