Yoga is more than just stretching and breathing. Discover the 10 yoga attitudes that you can cultivate towards yourself and others to lay the foundation for your whole yoga practise. Known as yamas and niyamas, these attitudes can help us further our yoga journey both on and off the mat.
There is one thing that you can guarantee all yoga teachers will share: a love of yoga. Apart from that, the only other thing you can guarantee is that they will be entirely different. And that’s what’s so great about them!
But, there is a clichéd view that if you’re a yoga teacher you should be a vegetarian (at the very least). You should also be a teetotal, green-juice quaffing, new-age hipster, wearing mala beads and smelling gently of incense.
And if you ARE exactly like that, then how 100% cool, but if you’re not, it doesn’t mean you’re any less of a yoga teacher. Or does it?
I gave up eating meat in my twenties, but when I fell pregnant I started eating it again as my body was craving meat. Now, with a fast metabolism and a busy and active life, I still eat meat occasionally, but I do question whether this is in line with the principles of yoga. And I know I’m not alone.
So, does it go against the principles of yoga to eat meat? (more…)
So how is your yoga practice going after the holiday break? It can be such a struggle to ease back into regular practice after the fun and festivities, can’t it? (more…)
Do you feel under pressure to turn up to your yoga class in the ‘right’ yoga gear? Do you hanker after a pair of ultra-cool, high-end leggings that you’ve seen modelled on Instagram? Or are you one of those students that stubbornly wear your leggings until they’re practically threadbare? (more…)
Self-care is a term that is bandied about these days. ‘Look after yourself’, we say on bidding farewell, and ‘take care’. But the truth is that we are mostly very bad at looking after ourselves. (more…)