Coronary heart disease is the single biggest killer in the UK. The British Heart foundation fact sheet states that nearly 1 in 6 men and 1 in 10 women will die from coronary heart disease with most of these deaths caused by heart attacks. (more…)
So here I am, embarking on week three of doing yoga every day in July, and how do I feel? Knackered. Thankfully in that glorious, “I’ve earned this tiredness!” kind of way, but nonetheless I’m pooped. I have learnt various lessons this past week. The ups and downs have heightened a bit from last week, as my body is being pushed further and further. Gather round and let me impart!
What does feeling connected mean to you? How does this relate to your yoga practice? Read on to discover why our fourth niyama, svādhyāya, is crucial to a truly mindful practice.
Prāna is a Sanskrit word that describes the foundation for all life. The literal translation means breath, or the breath of life, but this interpretation can lead to the mistaken conclusion that prāna is just another word for the air that we breathe. Prāna is much more than that, it is life energy.
This week gives us the opportunity to move from a passing acquaintance to an established relationship with yoga.
Moving From Stage Two To Three
In my last article for this series, I talked about the four stages of the yoga journey: commencement, intent endeavour, intimate knowledge and consummation. Having covered ‘starting out’ and ‘staying on the path’, we’re now onto the ‘intimate knowledge’ part of the yoga journey. (more…)