Imagine having a resource that tells you all about that yoga pose you were wondering about, shows you sequences involving that pose, recordings that talk you through it, timers, muscle group indicators and more? Well, a quick look through a few applications available for your mobile phone will show you this is a definite reality! (more…)
Choosing a specific style of yoga class is no mean feat. Asthanga, Vinyasa, Bikram, Satyananda, Jivamukti, Power Yoga (to name a few) bombard you from a single Google search. Several wholegrain biscuits later, once you’ve settled on a style to try out, you then have to choose a teacher and a location. No such headache in case of pregnancy yoga though. You just go ahead and choose some simple prenatal yoga classes. Right? (more…)
Yeah right! You might be asking yourself how a steady and comfortable seat might relate to yoga postures – most of which are anything but steady or comfortable.
We’re talking about asana in terms of being the third of the eight limbs of yoga, as defined in the Yoga Sutras of Patañjali. It defines asana as follows: “Sthiram sukham aasanam” which means, “asana is a steady and comfortable seat.” (more…)
There is no possibility of one’s becoming a yogi, O Arjuna, if one eats too much or eats too little, sleeps too much or does not sleep enough.
~Bhagavad Gita Verse 6.16
As people deepen their yoga practice there is an inevitable shift in awareness and perspective. One of the most common places people look with this new-found clarity is diet. When you take care of your body on the outside you will want to know precisely what is going inside, and changes start to occur naturally! (more…)
I had been taking yoga classes for six years before I even thought about doing yoga practice at home. At first it was not something I would even consider, practising at studios was so normal and seemed to be the only way to practice yoga. (more…)