June 1, 2020

As Summer is the Season of the Fire Element, it is more prone to becoming imbalanced at this time. When the Fire Element is out of balance we run the risk of overdoing and burning out, anxiety, sleep problems and irregular heart beat are all signs that the fire element...

April 30, 2020

Over the month of May we will build on the week before to cultivate the strength and flexibility required for Pincha Mayurasana.  Some of the key areas that we will focus on is improving the full range of motion in the shoulder joint, particularly shoulder flexion (the...

March 31, 2020

Our natural instinct is to guard and protect ourselves during stressful events and times in our lives and we do this unconsciously by tightening the muscles in our neck and shoulders as a way to brace against trauma whether it is real or imagined.

March 1, 2020

Ishvara Pranidhana - (Surrender to the Divine)

Sutra II:45

"Samadhi Siddhir Isvara Pranidhanat"

Through complete surrender (pranidhana) to God, we attain Samadhi (Bliss)

The fifth and final Niyama is Ishvara Pranidhana.  Ishvara is the concept of a higher power, it can be...

February 1, 2020

The fourth Niyama is Svadhyaya,  Sva - meaning Self and Dhyaya - meaning contemplating , meditating or reflecting upon. therefore it is translated into English as  Self Study. There are many ways in which we can do self study but first we must become clear on the mean...

January 1, 2020

Plank Pose is a simple but challenging pose that creates heat and fire in the body, when you add in the single leg version the demand becomes more intense.  Plank teaches us to hold the body and move from a place of strength and stability, this strength and stability i...

November 30, 2019

Santosha - Contentment

Sutra II:42

"SANTOSÁD ANUTTAMAH SUKHA LÁBHAH"

"From contentment, unsurpassed happiness is attained."

Santosha is the second Niyama and it means contentment or satisfaction.  The sanskrit word Santosha can be broken up into two words - San meaning com...

October 31, 2019

Sauca is the first of five Niyamas which is the second limb of Yoga.  Niyamas refers to the practice of self discipline and inner observances and are intended to help us build resilience and personality.  The first limb of Yoga, The Yama's (moral guidelines and res...

September 30, 2019

Hoarding takes up so much space in our homes, being possessive takes up so much space in our minds. How good does it feel when you do a clear out of your wardrobe, cupboards and clean up the mess that's lying around?  I find that I feel lighter, freer, and like the...

August 31, 2019

So the best way to conserve our energy is to practice moderation, avoid over indulgence of worldly pleasures.  Think of those things that give you instant pleasure and joy but ultimately leave you feeling drained, tired and fatigued, they could be simple things like ea...

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