Yoga Blog

Summer Newsletter 2016

Hello Yogis, Yoga classes will continue throughout the summer.  New Hatha and Pregnancy classes will start next week on the 21st and 22nd of June.We’ve already managed to have a class or two outside! Here’s hoping this weekend is just a blip in what will otherwise be a sunny...

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Sirshasana/Headstand – Why it’s worth the effort

Sirsasana (Headstand) The headstand is considered the king of yoga poses because of its many benefits.  When I mention that we are going to practice them in a class it is usually received with a mixed reaction from the class, with some students preferring to stick to slightly less...

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Hot Yoga

 What is Hot Yoga? Hot Yoga is practiced in a room which is heated to approximately 25 degrees. The heat helps to stretch muscle fibers and tendons.The class has a flowing dynamic style which incorporates standing, twisting, core and strength building postures. These poses help to improve flexibility, weight...

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How to use your breath to help with Labour

In the prenatal yoga classes I teach, I dedicate quite a bit of time to breath awareness. This means that when “labour day” arrives, using the breath to help stay relaxed will be second nature.  The hormone oxytocin has multiple functions in childbirth, one of them is causing the...

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Alternate Nostril Breathing

An interesting fact about your nostrils, is that you don’t breathe through them equally all the time. Right now, you will be favouring either your left nostril or your right nostril. To observe this block one nostril and breath through the other and then switch. When the left nostril...

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How to Develop a Home Yoga Practise

So you’ve been enjoying practising yoga within a group once a week… To truly benefit from your practise, is it time to start practising on you own more regularly? Here are some tips to help: Same time same place every time Start by deciding what time of the day...

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