Yoga Nidra For Children

What is Yoga Nidra?  Is it Savasana?  No….Yoga Nidra is yogic sleep and is about being in a relaxed state of awareness, mostly a guided meditation of sorts…. and yes it can lead to sleep for some.  It is an ordered method of inducing complete mental, emotional and physical relaxation. Savasana on the other hand, is […]

Yoga Nidra – Finding Your Happy Place

One of my favourite teachers Elena Brower, has recorded a quick 11minute Yoga Nidra to bring your attention to you, for balance, peace and harmony for the mind and body.  Find a little space and time now and go do it!  After a chaotic, fun and loud party for my 7 year old daughter this […]

Meditation & Your Chakras

We humans are repetitive beings. As children, we learn by hearing the same stories. As students, we learn by reciting facts. And as adults, we habitually reiterate the same stories over and over again, often moving throughout our days in a sort of robotic hypnosis, repeating the same phrases to ourselves in our heads. While […]

A Safe Vinyasa Practice

Sometimes the people who come to vinyasa class don’t choose to begin in a Level 1, especially if they are fit in other sports the practice, so their thinking is ‘I don’t need the basics’.  This is where your vinyasa class can put you at risk of joint or muscle injury, as the fundamentals have […]

I find meditation hard.  Certainly the sitting still bit, so I tend to prefer a movement with my arms, or my fingers floating over beads to keep me focused.  What ever way you find works, and whenever you settle into your meditation, this article is a great reminder just how healing it is for the mind to be quiet, focused and to lower our stress levels.

Sara Lazar, a neuroscientist at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, was one of the first scientists to take the anecdotal claims about the benefits of meditation and mindfulness and test them in brain scans.

Tights/Leggings at Society6

So I know clothing isn’t really what I usually pause and blog about, but I had to share this with you because it’s all about you too!  Over at Society6, where a piece of art (yours or someone else’s) can be put on anything you desire….they are now putting it on tights! Yes, yoga leggings, or […]

Everybody Needs To Be Bending!

This is an interesting article on spinal and arterial flexibility, in that it may share similar components of muscles and collagen connective tissue. They also suggested that stretching reduces the sympathetic (or fight-or-flight) limb of our nervous system and less sympathetic activity relaxes arteries.  Read the full article here.

The brain is the hardest part of the body to adjust in asanas

B K S Iyengar

Instead of the Foam Roller – A Massage Ball

If you travel a lot, and I know some of you do, then a great way to still work the tension from the body before or after your yoga practice and after your travel, is to have a couple of these in your suitcase, (or at home).  I know a tennis ball is what I […]

It’s All About the Breath

When you begin a yoga practice, you notice that holding the breath is an automatic response when holding a pose – whether it’s easy or tough.  The more you practice and remember the breath is PART of the practice then things start to get a lot easier. This article explains why it’s so good to […]