Archive for the 'Yoga Blog' Category

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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Vrksasana (Tree Pose)

Vrksasana (Tree Pose) This yoga pose helps awareness of balance and it can also quieten a busy mind. It is also a good hip opener. As the centre of balance changes often during pregnancy, this is a good pose to practice as it helps the yogi to be aware of...

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Calming Breath Technique

Stress and ways to deal with it – We all have stress in our lives at different stages and learning a good coping mechanism is essential to our happiness. Without a doubt I have found practising yoga to be of great benefit at times of stress. While the asanas...

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