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What are the potential health benefits to Hatha yoga?

There are many potential health benefits to hatha yoga. These include: Finding Balance Yoga is about finding balance…and not just on the mat. Our asana practice helps us find balance between our inhale and exhale, effort and rest, right and left.  In times of anxiety and stress, a more restorative...

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Yoga Bandhas

What are yoga Bandhas? Bandha means to bind your attention. It is a way to focus the mind on one point. They are not only a physical action but are a way of containing and channeling the energy within the body. The first bandha is Mula Badha. In Sanskrit...

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Why is alignment important when practising yoga?

No two bodies are the same. We are all individual, with different proportionate lengths of our various body parts. This means that no two people practising a yoga pose will do it exactly the same way.  So a pose that I can do, another person will do it a...

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Kapalabhati Pranayama

Kapalabhati means shining skull – It is considered to be so cleansing to the entire system that the skull (face) shines with health and radiance. Although it is a breathing exercise, technically it is considered to be one of the ‘Shad Kriyas’ (cleansing exercises) To practice, sit in a crossed leg...

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Camel Pose – Ustrasana

Backbends – Camel Pose – Ustrasana Back ward bending asana turn the body out to face the world. They stimulate and invigorate and can rid the body of stagnation. Backbends also move the centre of gravity and therefore need strength and energy to preform. Camel pose is a great backbending...

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Supta Padangusthasana Yoga Pose (Reclining Big Toe Pose)

I remember going to gymnastic classes when I was a child and finding forward bends and the like really quite challenging. I would sit there and notice the other little girls folding into forward bends quite effortlessly…. Not me! Tight hamstrings are something that I’ve really had to work...

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