Yoga teacher sat in yoga pose with bike leeds

Yoga for Cyclists

At the Yoga Space many of our members cycle to class which is a great way to help the environment and your fitness, but how can yoga specifically help cyclists?  In this blog we explore yoga poses specifically for cyclists as well as some tips on how to develop flexibility, strength, and relaxation to improve…

Continue reading Yoga for Cyclists

Read More
Sunset and person what is yoga

20 Reasons You Can’t Do Yoga… And Why None of Them Are True

https://yogainternational.com/article/view/20-reasons-you-cant-do-yoga-and-why-none-of-them-are-true – by Amber Burke There are almost as many great reasons to do yoga as there are yoga poses. Studies are showing what many yogis already know: yoga increases strength and flexibility while decreasing stress. Additionally, yoga has been found to improve our respiration, heart health, and sleep quality. Yoga has also been used…

Continue reading 20 Reasons You Can’t Do Yoga… And Why None of Them Are True

Read More

Three Ways to Practice Downward Facing Dog

https://yogainternational.com/article/view/three-ways-to-practice-downward-facing-dog by Amber Burke Downward facing dog (adho mukha svanasana) is a fundamental and ubiquitous pose in part because of its neat place in sun salutations but also because of its benefits. Downward facing dog pose offers us the opportunity to find the deep core muscle strength (of the obliques, spinal extensors, and hip flexors) that…

Continue reading Three Ways to Practice Downward Facing Dog

Read More

How to modify your Sun Salutations

Learn how to adapt Sun Salutations for your own body including a video demo from Esther Ekhart. Great if you are a beginner or if you have injuries and want to keep practising.   https://www.ekhartyoga.com/articles/how-to-modify-your-sun-salutations – by Jenny Savage Sun Salutations and variations of them feature all the time in our yoga classes. The poses are…

Continue reading How to modify your Sun Salutations

Read More

Let’s Forget About ‘Hip-Openers’ (Part 2)

Nearly all yoga poses are hip-openers, and if we treated them that way, our practice could offer us so much more. We’ll now turn our biomechanical eye to how you can shift your alignment to truly open your hips in your practice!   http://yogadork.com/2014/04/07/lets-forget-about-hip-openers-part-2/ – Jenni Rawlings Welcome to Part 2 of my hip-opening article!…

Continue reading Let’s Forget About ‘Hip-Openers’ (Part 2)

Read More

Let’s Forget About ‘Hip-Openers’

We talk a lot about “hip-openers” in yoga, but hip-opening is actually more complex than we often realize. In Part 1 of this 2-part article, we’ll examine the anatomy of tight hips and what it truly means to open them. http://yogadork.com/2014/04/02/lets-forget-about-hip-openers-part-1/ – by Jenni Rawlings Welcome to Part 1 of my 2-part hip-opening article! In Part…

Continue reading Let’s Forget About ‘Hip-Openers’

Read More

Sun Salutations: Part 3 – The Forward Fold

In this third of 8 articles breaking down the sun salutations we’re going to look at how simple it is to forward fold after raising those arms…All forward bends are connected. SOURCE  http://www.yoganatomy.com/sun-salutations-part-3-forward-fold/ – David Keil Sun Salutations – Part 3 – All you have to do is forward fold! In part 2 of this series we looked at…

Continue reading Sun Salutations: Part 3 – The Forward Fold

Read More

Yoga Hip Openers

Yoga is great for helping to relieve tension in the hips. Working on hip flexibility and stability can also improve lower back pain, balance, posture and prevent injuries in later life.   https://www.ekhartyoga.com/articles/yoga-hip-openers – Jenny Savage For many of us our hips are often an area of tightness in our bodies, whether from spending a…

Continue reading Yoga Hip Openers

Read More