Yoga is not about the outward form of a pose, the asana. The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali define “asana” as a position that, “is steady and comfortable”. Patanjali also mentions the ability to sit for extended periods of time as one of the eight limbs of his system. One of the stories Abhijata tells is ofContinue reading “#Yoga for #Mercury Retrograde.”
Category Archives: Relaxation
Yoga, a life and a death.
Settling down to planning yoga classes and workshops for the new term, and after attending the BKS Iyengar Centenary event in December, I hardly know where to start. I feel a bit lost! When I left for India in November, I was physically and mentally very low, but I knew that whatever the teaching was, itContinue reading “Yoga, a life and a death.”
5 simple steps to #yoga practice at home.
These 5 simple steps will improve your yoga practice at home.
Iyengar Yoga Home Practice Sheets
These yoga routines are designed to be simple, effective and easy to use. You may need some equipment, but most can be substituted with things you have at home. Beginners can try any of the first seven sequences. The Level 1 and Level 2 sequences are for more experienced students. Staying in the poses is part ofContinue reading “Iyengar Yoga Home Practice Sheets”
Better breathing for you & your horse.
Over many years as a Yoga teacher, I’m often surprised by how little we know about our breathing and yet how closely connected it is to the way our brains and bodies function. During one of his Intelligent Horsemanship demonstrations at Kingston Maurward in June 2016, Monty Roberts explained that horses respond instantly to the breathingContinue reading “Better breathing for you & your horse.”
Helpful ideas for losing #summerholiday #endofterm #stress
The past few months has been a struggle so we can be forgiven for feeling we have a very short fuse and need a very long holiday. No one should underestimate the health problems associated with stress – it’s the single biggest cause of long-term absence from work. More importantly though, it exacerbates, and is the cause of,Continue reading “Helpful ideas for losing #summerholiday #endofterm #stress”