AuthorAli Graves

50 Yoga Quotes — Strength, Life, Balance, Happiness, Love, Acceptance and More

50 Yoga Quotes — Strength, Life, Balance, Happiness, Love, Acceptance and More

I am a lover of quotes.  And you can quote me on that.

Yoga Quotes: They move me, motivate me and remind me that we are all connected and intrinsically share the same emotions. They echo what we know in our hearts and souls to be true. Eckhart Tolle often talks about how he can’t teach you anything you don’t already know — that when something rings true with you it is because it is already within you. (more…)

5 Lessons From My Failed Yoga Challenge

5 Lessons From My Failed Yoga Challenge

New Year, New Me

At the end of last year a very inspiring article encouraged me to set myself a challenge: an hour of yoga a day for a year. On the 31st December I began my journey. There were a couple of reasons behind wanting to do it: (more…)

How to Get The Perfect Yoga Body

How to Get The Perfect Yoga Body

This week I saw an advert you may be interested in on a yoga forum:

Male and female advanced asana practitioners wanted for London advertising photo shoot. Must be able to perform asana such as one-arm handstand (male), mayurasana in lotus (female), tittibhasana, strong backbends (touching feet in urdhva dhanurasana, scorpion, dragonfly, standing splits and a couple of two person balances – final list of asana available later this week.

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Adjustments: A Touchy Subject

Adjustments: A Touchy Subject

Touch-a, Touch-a, Touch Me

Do you like adjustments? To me they are magic. I love receiving them, and they can make me aware of a part of my body in a flash. They can help me feel a pose in a whole new way and I can feel tension melt away with the slightest, compassionate touch. (more…)

10 Dirty Confessions of a Twenty-Something Yoga Teacher

The Teacher is also the Student

Teachers. In real life. Weird huh? It’s funny to me how ten years after leaving school, the thought of seeing Ms. R, my old history teacher, in Sainsbury’s still fills me with wonder. For two years she was a reasonably big part of my life, I saw her three times a week, but other than her views on the Suffragettes and the industrial revolution I knew almost nothing about her. (more…)