YOGAMATTERS Blog: Embody The Warrior

A big thank you to YogaMatters who have just published my most recent blog article on their website.  For anyone who has ever wondered about the deeper meanings behind the Yoga postures, what they represent and what the names mean, then stay tuned to the series of blogs I’ll be writing exclusively for YogaMatters! TheContinue reading “YOGAMATTERS Blog: Embody The Warrior”

Practice: Anjaneyasana Variation (IT band & hip opener!)

Tension in and around the hips can contribute to a lot of other issues within the body: lower back pain, knee troubles, poor posture, and even referred pain down in the feet or all the way up in the neck can all be linked back to imbalances within the muscles of the hips. No matterContinue reading “Practice: Anjaneyasana Variation (IT band & hip opener!)”

Practice: Utkata Konasana (Fiery Angle Pose / Goddess Pose / Horse Stance) + Why ‘New Year, New You’ Is Stopping Us From Loving The Body We’re In Right Now….

There are certain postures that feel incredibly empowering and strong, and Utkata Konaana – also known as Goddess Pose, Double Warrior and Horse Stance in Tai Chi and Qi Gong practices – is definitely one of them…. This stable, standing asana works to strengthen the legs – noticeably the thighs – and helps to openContinue reading “Practice: Utkata Konasana (Fiery Angle Pose / Goddess Pose / Horse Stance) + Why ‘New Year, New You’ Is Stopping Us From Loving The Body We’re In Right Now….”

Practice: Parsva Konasana Variation / Side Angle Variation / ‘Lazy Angle’

Also known as ‘lazy angle’ by the brilliant Taylor Harkness, this variation of parsva konasana helps to give a deeper opening to the front hip, while simultaneously opening up the muscles of the chest, shoulders and upper back. Taking the traditional postures and playing with them to see how our bodies respond is something thatContinue reading “Practice: Parsva Konasana Variation / Side Angle Variation / ‘Lazy Angle’”

Practice: Virabhadrasana 2

Accessible to most of us; Virabhadrasana 2 is one of the most widely used standing postures in many yoga sequences. The name of this asana is derived from ‘Virabhadra’, a mythical warrior created from a lock of the God, Shiva’s hair. (In Indian philosophy, Shiva represents the ‘higher self’ / ‘the true universal energy’.) ShivaContinue reading “Practice: Virabhadrasana 2”