Introduction to Mudras

When you go to a yoga class you might hear the teacher mention Mudras. This can seem a strange concept if you are relatively new to yoga and you might feel a little unsure of what to use and when.  Understanding more about Mudras and the most commonly used ones can...

What is a Mantra?

A mantra is a word or phrase that is chanted during yoga practice or meditation to focus the mind and help to clear the chatter of the day. Many people find the process of chanting makes them feel uncomfortable when they first start yoga classes, and this is...

Why I Want You to be Your Own Guru

Looking for a guru can be a life work, that, to be honest, is not something that needed to happen in the first place. So many people get tied up in seeking a guru and get brutally crushed when they find one.  Today I want to talk about gurus and their purpose.  This...

The Yoga Way to a Stress-Free Life

There are two common misconceptions surrounding yoga.  The first is that you can only do yoga if you chant, practice meditation and walk barefoot on the grass each morning, and the second is that it is an excellent form of exercise for getting your body to bend in...

5 tips to get you through your first yoga class as teacher


5 tips to get you through your first yoga class as teacher
 You’re fresh from completing your yoga teacher training course and you’ve managed to secure a teaching gig. You feel fantastic – fully prepared and knowledgeable – yet also slightly daunted at the prospect of...

6 tips on what to do now you’ve completed your YTT

6 tips on what to do now you’ve completed your yoga teacher training course Your recent thoughts have probably been focused solely on staying supple and getting through your yoga teacher training course. There’s a lot to get through and it’s likely you were too...

12 surefire ways yoga teachers can make money

12 surefire ways yoga teachers can make money In recent years, yoga has grown into a booming business so it’s no surprise that the demand for yoga teacher training courses has gone through the roof. While it’s wonderful that so many more people are discovering the...

Pranayama 101: techniques and benefits of breathing

 Pranayama 101: techniques and benefits of breathing Just like running, swimming or even singing, using specific breathing techniques during your yoga session can massively improve your practice. The benefits of conscious yogic breathing extend far beyond your mat,...

Bandhas for beginners: an introduction to the yogic ‘locks’

As you deepen your commitment to yoga and move beyond focusing solely on poses, you’ll start to come across other aspects of yoga practice including the ‘bandhas’. You might have heard your instructor or other participants use such terms but not have a clue what they...

How yoga helps you to fall in love with yourself

How yoga helps you to fall in love with yourself “If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.” Buddha You might be wondering what yoga has to do with love, let alone what it is has to do with your relationship with yourself. Isn’t yoga just about...

How to protect yourself from a yoga injury

How to protect yourself from a yoga injury  You might think that because your usual yoga practice doesn’t involve a lot of high-impact jumping or lifting heavy weights that you’re safe from injury. But, believe it or not, it is possible to injure yourself while doing...

Chakras explained

Chakras explained: what are they and what do they do? Heard about chakras but not really sure what they are or what they do? If so, then this guide is just for you. A chakra (pronounced “cha-kra”) is an energy center within the body that helps regulate all our various...

Why yoga can make your mind as fit as your body

Why yoga can make your mind as fit as your body It’s true that yoga can give you lovely long, lean muscles, ultra flexible limbs and a core as strong as a wooden washboard but its benefits extend beyond the physical to the mind too. Aside from helping to generally...

How serious is a serious yogi?

How serious is a serious yogi? There’s a line isn’t there? A frontier over which you cross when you go from just ‘doing’ something to becoming ‘really serious’ about it. And for most people that doesn’t mean going from amateur to professional, it simply means finding...
Yoga Poses

What yoga style should you choose?

Hot yoga, power yoga, flow yoga, aerial yoga – you can’t be blamed for feeling confused by all the variations and styles of yoga available nowadays. Even if you’re a seasoned practitioner, it’s highly likely you haven’t tried them all and may not even know what...
Doing yoga

How not to be competitive in yoga

Ignoring your neighbour: how not to be competitive in yoga class It’s easily done. Half way into seated folded pose and you sneak a quick peek at your neighbor to see if they can touch their toes. Then envy, or elation, creeps in as you compare your efforts against...

Why men love yoga

Imagine this. Thousands of years ago, only men were allowed to practice yoga. Most branches of yoga were started by men, for men. Women were typically forbidden from practicing yoga because they were considered obstacles to enlightenment. Today, however, step into any...

‘yogic diet’?

Is there really such a diet as a ‘yogic diet’? Is there really such a diet as a ‘yogic diet’? The simple answer is ‘not really’. A more detailed answer, however, is, well, ‘sort of’. But not in the same way as you might think of the Atkins, Paleo or Macrobiotic diets,...

Where Reiki and yoga meet

Where Reiki and yoga meet and what happens in that special place Before we can even begin to discuss how Reiki and yoga complement each other, we must first understand what underpins both. Reiki, a Japanese word meaning ‘universal life energy’ is a healing technique...

Introduction to Mudras

When you go to a yoga class you might hear the teacher mention Mudras. This can seem a strange concept if you are relatively new to yoga and you might feel a little unsure of what to use and when.  Understanding more about Mudras and the most commonly used ones can...

read more

What is a Mantra?

A mantra is a word or phrase that is chanted during yoga practice or meditation to focus the mind and help to clear the chatter of the day. Many people find the process of chanting makes them feel uncomfortable when they first start yoga classes, and this is...

read more

Why I Want You to be Your Own Guru

Looking for a guru can be a life work, that, to be honest, is not something that needed to happen in the first place. So many people get tied up in seeking a guru and get brutally crushed when they find one.  Today I want to talk about gurus and their purpose.  This...

read more

The Yoga Way to a Stress-Free Life

There are two common misconceptions surrounding yoga.  The first is that you can only do yoga if you chant, practice meditation and walk barefoot on the grass each morning, and the second is that it is an excellent form of exercise for getting your body to bend in...

read more

5 tips to get you through your first yoga class as teacher


5 tips to get you through your first yoga class as teacher
 You’re fresh from completing your yoga teacher training course and you’ve managed to secure a teaching gig. You feel fantastic – fully prepared and knowledgeable – yet also slightly daunted at the prospect of...

read more

6 tips on what to do now you’ve completed your YTT

6 tips on what to do now you’ve completed your yoga teacher training course Your recent thoughts have probably been focused solely on staying supple and getting through your yoga teacher training course. There’s a lot to get through and it’s likely you were too...

read more

12 surefire ways yoga teachers can make money

12 surefire ways yoga teachers can make money In recent years, yoga has grown into a booming business so it’s no surprise that the demand for yoga teacher training courses has gone through the roof. While it’s wonderful that so many more people are discovering the...

read more

Pranayama 101: techniques and benefits of breathing

 Pranayama 101: techniques and benefits of breathing Just like running, swimming or even singing, using specific breathing techniques during your yoga session can massively improve your practice. The benefits of conscious yogic breathing extend far beyond your mat,...

read more

Bandhas for beginners: an introduction to the yogic ‘locks’

As you deepen your commitment to yoga and move beyond focusing solely on poses, you’ll start to come across other aspects of yoga practice including the ‘bandhas’. You might have heard your instructor or other participants use such terms but not have a clue what they...

read more

How yoga helps you to fall in love with yourself

How yoga helps you to fall in love with yourself “If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.” Buddha You might be wondering what yoga has to do with love, let alone what it is has to do with your relationship with yourself. Isn’t yoga just about...

read more

How to protect yourself from a yoga injury

How to protect yourself from a yoga injury  You might think that because your usual yoga practice doesn’t involve a lot of high-impact jumping or lifting heavy weights that you’re safe from injury. But, believe it or not, it is possible to injure yourself while doing...

read more

Chakras explained

Chakras explained: what are they and what do they do? Heard about chakras but not really sure what they are or what they do? If so, then this guide is just for you. A chakra (pronounced “cha-kra”) is an energy center within the body that helps regulate all our various...

read more

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