Yoga asanas are not about perfect shapes. We all see it - those instagram-worthy yogis in incredibly flexible postures - and inevitably think we're not good enough when we can barely touch our toes (if we're lucky 😉). Asanas all have a function both on a physical and energetic level. As long as we're in touch… Continue reading Adaptations: the importance of not being perfect
Yoga is fundamentally concerned with learning about ourselves. It's not all about becoming flexible and strong, these are just tools to help us to inquire within ourselves as to what's going on. Next time you're on your mat instead of trying to push yourself into a perfect posture ask yourself: 'How does this feel?', 'Where… Continue reading The spirit of inquiry
As we go through life our bodies adapt to the movements we make (or don't make). Those we make most often become easier as our bodies change to accommodate these movements, keeping us flexible in that dimension or building muscle to help us make the movement. Those we make less frequently (or never) start becoming… Continue reading Keep your range of movement
When we decide to do something or cultivate a quality in ourselves we set ourselves an intention. This lets our body and mind know that we're serious about it, we make it a conscious choice. This can be deciding to practice every day, it could be having more patience with ourselves, it could be letting… Continue reading Setting an intention
Yoga can be a powerful tool for women's progress in the modern world. Though originally practised mainly by men, go to any yoga class today and you will likely find more women than men. Yoga gives us skills and techniques we can take out with us into the world to help bring greater awareness and… Continue reading Happy #InternationalWomensDay!
We may love our weekly yoga class and value the time it gives us to nurture ourselves but then find it hard to translate this into our daily lives. Putting in the effort to cultivate a personal practice brings us massive benefits. By exploring what we've learned in class through personal inquiry, being open-minded and… Continue reading The importance of a personal practice