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Drishti: Focusing the gaze on, well, drishti

Drishti gaze focusing warrior

What is drishti? Concisely, drishti is a focused gaze. We might have attempted to use it in yoga classes, especially when we’re endeavouring to balance in tree pose, but there is much more to this topic than meets the eye – or gaze.

Let’s put drishti under the microscope. The Sanskrit word drishti literally means ‘sight’. But in the context of yoga, drishti is more than seeing, it is about focusing the gaze on one specific point in order to move the attention of the mind inwards. It is a way of developing concentrated intention through the sense of sight. (more…)

Poppy Pickles

Ayurveda: Controlling the Chaos

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There can be so much chaos in our outer and inner worlds. It can be overwhelming, confusing, depressing, and frustrating. And while we cannot fully control what happens outside of us, we can control what happens inside of us.

It is through Ayurveda we are taught how to maintain a healthy mind, body, and spirit. It patiently guides us and opens a gateway to our true nature by honoring our connection to the cosmos and recognizing the different forms and energies which we are comprised. (more…)

Jaclyn Andrews
Teach Pregnancy Yoga

Ayurveda: “What’s a ‘dosha’ and what are the 20 Qualities?”

Ayurveda Series and Dosha Balancing

Ayurveda is a time-tested, holistic healing practice from India where each person’s health concerns and goals are evaluated based on an individual basis. It focuses on longevity, rejuvenation, self-realization, and liberation.

Ayurveda empowers you to become one with your health by recommending personalized diet, lifestyle, exercise, yoga, pranayama, meditation, herbs, and bodywork choices that are best for your dosha, your stage of life and the season. (more…)

Jaclyn Andrews
Yoga makes the heart sing

Yoga Envy – and How to Turn it Around

Yoga Envy - and How to Turn it Around

Envy is a dark, hidden emotion. It can sour friendships, harden hearts and most of all, poison yourself.

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Poppy Pickles

YogaLondon Pregnancy Yoga Department

YogaLondon Pregnancy Yoga Department

Wondering what prenatal or antenatal yoga is? Is a ‘regular’ yoga class good enough choice? What are the benefits of prenatal yoga and what can you expect during the class? The articles below will hopefully help to answer these questions and more. (more…)