Six Different Views on Breathing in Yoga

According to yoga philosophy, postures are merely preludes to deeper states of meditation that lead us toward enlightenment…How? Breathe like a yogi.   http://www.yogajournal.com/article/practice-section/prescriptions-for-pranayama/ – Claudia Cummins The elegant shapes and impressive contortions of the asanas may be the most eye-catching element of hatha yoga, but yoga masters will tell you they’re hardly the point of…

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In-versions

“I want to do a shoulder stand…a headstand…a handstand…” So much out-ward energy for such in-verted positions. Our desire in life to be able to “do” something is strong, and that strength is a very valuable thing. But when it comes to yoga, this striving for achievement isn’t our top priority. In fact, it’s not…

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Mudras De-Mystified

Mudras are often part of a yoga class, but how much do you really know about them? Especially if you are new to yoga, it can all get confusing. Which one should we use and when? And what is the difference, anyway?   What is a Mudra? Mudra means “seal” or “closure” in Sanskrit. It…

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The Interest in Inversions

Practicing Inversions requires equal amounts of concentration, courage, humbleness and a sense of fun, as well as strength and flexibility. Read on to understand the benefits and fundamental principles of inversions. https://www.ekhartyoga.com/blog/all-about-yoga-inversions – Esther Ekhart Inversions don’t have to be scary – Downward Facing Dog is an inversion too! For many people the thought of inversions…

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Practicing With An Injury

Maybe it’s a short term thing, maybe a long term thing, but if you’ve got an injury getting on your mat is no easy task. There you are, utilising the body for your yoga practice and there the body is holding you back. Or is it? What if injuries were actually our greatest teacher? What…

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The Importance of Fascia

There is an incredible amount that we still don’t know about this mysterious tissue but we do know that fascia is a much more dynamic, communicative, and integral part of the body than we previously realised. https://yogainternational.com/article/view/yoga-anatomy-what-every-teacher-and-practitioner-should-know-about-fascia – Jenni Rawlings Although our fascia (a vast network of fibrous connective tissue within the body, pronounced “FAH-sha”) has…

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Beginners guide to Pranayama

Some yoga gurus rank pranayama over asana as the most important part of the practice. If you’re new to it, you may be wondering what exactly it is and how to get started. By Tony Briggs – http://www.yogajournal.com/article/practice-section/breathing-lessons-2/ Definition of Pranayama Prana means life force or breath sustaining the body; Ayama translates as “to extend or…

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