The power of savasana

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 Continue reading »

Finding your yoga

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 Continue reading »

Psoas and fertility

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 Continue reading »

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 Continue reading »

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 Continue reading »

Find freedom in the flow – Focus on shoulders

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 Continue reading »