That inner stillness thing..

By Jo Burningham | August 27, 2018 |

Finding that inner stillness thing So many beautiful quotes just this past week from my regular practitioners; ‘I feel calmer and my husband has noticed a difference’  ‘I feel more open and I have more confidence’  ‘I love the spirituality and philosophy that you incorporate into your classes’  ‘I love the music, it’s part of…

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The power of savasana

By Jo Burningham | March 25, 2018 |

As we think about spring, thoughts turn to what we can let go off as we arrive into the optimism and new life that spring gives. Savasana is a powerful pose. Translated to mean corpse pose. I love to give you at least 5 minutes at the end of class in this mightily transformative state…

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Finding your yoga

By Jo Burningham | November 24, 2017 |

We are often striving too hard in our lives to secure success.  Driven by our will rather than our heart. Auyervedic philosophy believes we are made up of different doshas and this is our constitution (Prakriti).  We are most balanced and achieve the best wellness when we have balance aligned to our Prakriti. During a homework assignment…

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Psoas and fertility

By Jo Burningham | October 20, 2017 |

The psoas muscle (pronounced so-as), otherwise known as the the mother muscle because it controls us and it’s not only a muscle, as Liz Koch says; “it’s the source of your inner power”. It connects the upper body with the lower body and it stabilises the pelvis and in some ways helps to perform hip…

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Improve vagal tone to lower blood pressure

By Jo Burningham | September 14, 2017 |

One of the yogis I had in class recently, had a surgical procedure deferred due to high blood pressure. Terribly disappointing for him since he’s lost weight, reduced his alcohol consumption, is exercising more and has a regular and committed yoga practice. He says that he doesn’t feel stressed and his sleep quality is good.…

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Yoga as a therapy

By Jo Burningham | July 29, 2017 | Comments Off on Yoga as a therapy

“As you start to walk on the way – the way appears”  – Rumi Ammonite Pavement – Lyme Regis I have recently successfully graduated from Yoga Campus, Islington with a diploma in Yoga Therapy. The right training at the right time for me as I continue to explore yoga as a way of helping people to help themselves.…

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Sun and moon – Leading from the heart

By Jo Burningham | June 14, 2016 | Comments Off on Sun and moon – Leading from the heart

“My heart is burning with love. All can see this flame. My heart is pulsing with passion, like waves on an ocean. I’m at home, wherever I am. And in the room of lovers I can see with closed eyes the beauty that dances. Behind the veils intoxicated with love, I too dance the rhythm…

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The power of the breath

By Jo Burningham | March 31, 2016 | Comments Off on The power of the breath

“When the breath wanders the mind also is unsteady but when the breath is calmed the mind too will be still, and the yogi achieves long life”‘ – Hatha Yoga Pradipika Anatomical focus : Diaphragm Asana practice and breath control/pranayama can greatly improve our overall well being by improving the strength, flexibility and mobility of the muscles used…

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Find freedom in the flow – Focus on shoulders

By Jo Burningham | January 21, 2016 |

Our shoulders are highly complex and they only vaguely represent a ball and socket joint. Mostly supported by muscle and connective tissue. Despite their complexity, they are remarkably strong if the structure is not compromised. Heard the sayings ‘put your shoulder to the wheel’ and ‘he carries the world on his shoulders’? We generally have…

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