A much younger me and the current me! I've been teaching yoga for a LONG time now. 15 years. I've also completed thousands of hours worth of training. When you start out, yoga is usually about getting stronger in the body or becoming more flexible - but that's just the [...]
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Nadi Shodhana is a balancing pranayama (breathing practice) that balances the sympathetic and the parasympathetic nervous system, balances the qualities of introversion and extroversion and harmonises the operation of the right and left hemispheres of the brain. Yoga techniques empower us to rebalance the sometimes negative effects of our external environment i.e stress, [...]
I've grappled with this question many times. Should Yoga be practiced to music? Does it in some way detract from the sacredness of the practice or reduce the meditative aspect? Or, by practicing yoga to music are we simply downgrading a multi-layered practice to an exercise class that relies on music [...]
Have you ever been asked to do something a little out of your comfort zone and felt those old familiar butterflies start fluttering around in your stomach? Has a suggestion ever come up to do something so unfamiliar to you that it made you want to put your hand up as a stop sign [...]
During our term, we offer two styles of meditation during the week. One is our Sunday Sacred Sounds Meditation session, which is a lying down meditation accompanied by singing bowls and the second is a Wednesday night round robin of different styles of meditation including sitting styles like japa with mala, chanting, tratak and [...]
The Yogis believe that the sound of creation is the mantra “OM”. Yoga has long utilised the method of sound and vibration as a form of harmonising the individual with the cosmic reality. This has been done through the techniques of mantra, vibrational pranayama such as Brahmari, and many more. In fact, all of [...]