Practice: Kakasana & Bakasana

The phrase ‘arm balances’ can strike one of two emotions in us: Love or fear – which are basically the two human emotions all our thoughts, actions and reactions stem from…. For those who find arm balances fun and accessible, Kakasana and maybe even Bakasana don’t seem to require too much physical effort. To thoseContinue reading “Practice: Kakasana & Bakasana”

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”

Practice: Flying Eagle Transition (Garudasana & Virabhadrasana 3)

Garudasana is often known as ‘eagle pose’, however the word ‘Garuda’ doesn’t literally translate as ‘eagle’. As I mentioned in last week’s post the Sanskrit language doesn’t just describe or name an object, it actually holds the essence of the very thing it’s describing. ‘Garuda’ more closely means ‘devourer’, ‘devourer of serpents’, or ‘all-consuming fireContinue reading “Practice: Flying Eagle Transition (Garudasana & Virabhadrasana 3)”

Featured Recipe: Suryalila Vegetarian Paella & The Be-Yoga Holiday To Spain!

Having just returned from a brilliant week away assisting and teaching on the Be-Yoga Holiday in Spain, I’m full of gratitude for those who joined us and enjoyed their time away in the sunshine! A Yoga retreat is dependent upon so many things, and the people who choose to come on it are definitely oneContinue reading “Featured Recipe: Suryalila Vegetarian Paella & The Be-Yoga Holiday To Spain!”

Practice: Anjaneyasana (Back-Bending Variation)

When it comes to backbends, there’s a lot more to it than just bending backwards…. In order to find the healthiest backbend for our own body, it’s important to open up, lengthen, strengthen and release all the other areas that might be restricting us from getting into a backbend that is truly beneficial for us.Continue reading “Practice: Anjaneyasana (Back-Bending Variation)”

Practice: Ardha Matsyendrasana / Half Lord Of The Fishes Pose

Ardha = ‘Half’    Matsya = ‘Fish’    Eendra = ‘King’    Asana = ‘Posture’ or ‘Seat’ This asana is named after the great Yogi Matsyendranath Ardha Matsyendrasana is a pretty deep spinal twist in its full expression, but it’s how we approach and prepare for the posture that really makes the difference in howContinue reading “Practice: Ardha Matsyendrasana / Half Lord Of The Fishes Pose”

Creative Yoga Sequencing: Wild Thing Salutations

A Yoga practice holds the chance to experiment with our bodies and see what happens when we stop over-thinking, and allow the breath to take over. Movement and flow are important in my practice and yoga classes, and studies show that movement is an extremely important factor in relieving and preventing stress and anxiety. Moving in aContinue reading “Creative Yoga Sequencing: Wild Thing Salutations”

FREE Music Download: DJ Om Nebula Set From Brighton Yoga Festival 2014

This Summer I was privileged to be part of organising the very first Brighton Yoga Festival, which saw around 2000 people enjoying a day full of the wonderful things the Brighton Yoga community has to offer. The atmosphere was amazingly friendly, the weather was perfect, and it was great to share the day with soContinue reading “FREE Music Download: DJ Om Nebula Set From Brighton Yoga Festival 2014”

Practice Utthita Parsvakonasana

Utthita = Extended   Parsva = Side   Kona = Angle   Asana = Posture Yoga postures are a lot more than they appear to be on the outside. To anyone looking into a yoga class of people moving from strange shape to even stranger shape, it may seem absurd as to why we would choose this practice.Continue reading “Practice Utthita Parsvakonasana”

Yoga Retreat Review – IBIZA

Famed for its clubs, bars and a general reputation for excess; Ibiza isn’t necessarily the first place you’d imagine when it comes to booking a yoga retreat….which is exactly what made the JoGa Beats F-I-E-S-T-A yoga week so special and unlike any ‘normal’ yoga retreat you’re likely to experience! The other side of Ibiza is one ofContinue reading “Yoga Retreat Review – IBIZA”