This is the first in a series of articles to introduce the Eight Limbs of Yoga. Over this series of writing we’ll look at each of the limbs in-depth with the aim of bringing them alive, showing how helpful and practical they can be in everyday life, and assisting our collective struggle with the monkey mind. (more…)
Ana T. Forrest is known as an “innovative yoga master.” This description sparked my interest to find out more about this remarkable lady, and I discovered her new system of yoga and book, Fierce Medicine: Breakthrough Practices to Heal the Body and Ignite the Spirit. What I learned is that she experienced and overcame extreme adversity during her early childhood. Today Ana T Forrest stands as an internationally recognised pioneer in yoga and emotional healing.
Imagine yourself floating, as if weightless, through calm waters. Now imagine you’re suspended somewhere in that place of conscious recognition just before you fall asleep. That sensation of complete physical surrender and of total relaxation is what Yoga Nidrā is all about.
As a physiotherapist I spend my days working with people who are in pain. Some of them have been unlucky enough to injure themselves but lots of them are suffering simply because of what they do all day. Think about it, what do we spend our days doing? Most of us spend a lot of time sitting. Think about how we sit when we drive or use our laptops, tablets and smart phones… (more…)