Saluting the Sun with a Surya Namaskara based Home Practice

June 21st saw this year’s summer solstice, which was made even more auspicious this year by falling on a full moon for the first time in around fifty years! There’s something very magical about this – a once or twice in a lifetime opportunity to see the ultimate yang symbol, the sun, share the skyContinue reading “Saluting the Sun with a Surya Namaskara based Home Practice”

Posture Focus – Keeping the shoulders safe in chaturanga dandasana

I realise I haven’t been on the blog since I returned from India. So much to talk about, I don’t know where to begin! So, whilst I gather my thoughts, I’m just updating the blog by adding some of my past newsletter articles as I like to put them on here so a wider readershipContinue reading “Posture Focus – Keeping the shoulders safe in chaturanga dandasana”

Jumping-through negativity

Last Saturday I ran my first jump-through workshop. For those who don’t know, the jump-through is a dynamic linking sequence that is used between postures in ashtanga and vinyasa krama yoga. I had deliberated for a long time about whether it was a good idea or not to run the workshop.  I wanted to pass onContinue reading “Jumping-through negativity”

Posture breakdown – tadasana (mountain pose)

Tadasana teaches us how to stand properly, and therefore also how to breathe properly, and is arguably one of the most important postures in yoga. It teaches us body-awareness, improves strength and balance and allows us to explore energy flow through the body. It is also a wonderful opportunity to connect with your breath and the earthContinue reading “Posture breakdown – tadasana (mountain pose)”

Posture breakdown – utrasana (camel)

Utrasana (camel) is a deep back-bend that appears in ashtanga second series.  It’s not to be taken lightly, so go steady and listen to your body as always, and use the modifications suggested below if you’re new to it. Tips: To avoid over-using the lumbar (lower) spine, it’s important to extend upwards through the spineContinue reading “Posture breakdown – utrasana (camel)”