Praise in a #Yoga class: is it Satya?

Satya is the Sanskrit word for truth. It also refers to a virtue, to being truthful in one’s thought, speech and action. In Yoga, satya is one of the five yamas. It is the virtuous restraint from falsehood and, crucially, the distortion of reality in one’s expressions and actions. A student recently asked me whyContinue reading “Praise in a #Yoga class: is it Satya?”

From #YOGA to Self-realisation.

Self-Discipline for Westerners. As an Iyengar Yoga teacher, I’m at odds with Western depictions of what yoga is and what it’s about. To start with, there’s a fundamental issue I want to explore and that is our skewed Western view of the purpose of humility and respect. At RIMYI, the Iyengar Yoga Institute in Pune, we hearContinue reading “From #YOGA to Self-realisation.”

Iyengar Yoga home practice sheets.

These yoga routines are designed to be simple and easy to use. You may need some equipment, but most can be substituted with things you have at home. The first six sheets are suitable for all levels. The last two are suitable for more experienced students. If you have any questions or comments, please use theContinue reading “Iyengar Yoga home practice sheets.”

BOOTCAMP & YOGA WEEKEND 2017: Friday 3rd March – Sunday 5th March

Contact Romla & Julian Ryan Tel: 01308 867 440 Mobile: 07920 262 971 Email: Marshwood Manor, Bettiscombe DT6 5NS This residential weekend is suitable for all levels, including Beginners. The teaching and small group size allows everyone to work to their own level. Please email me if you have any questions about the yoga, and contact Marshwood Manor to discuss theContinue reading “BOOTCAMP & YOGA WEEKEND 2017: Friday 3rd March – Sunday 5th March”