Yoga

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12 Mar Over The Rainbow

As I've mentioned before the chakra system I employ with my students isn't the traditional tantric system & so I guess it shouldn't be called the Chakra system in that case. As we are beings of light who are tethered to this reality and it...

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30 Oct All You Need Is Love

Anahata the Heart Chakra is the bridge from our primitive instincts to our higher spiritual self. In Sanskrit Anahata can be translated as meaning infinite, limitless or boundless. I can't think of anything greater to describe love! Working on balancing this Chakra will rekindle the...

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16 Oct Sacral Chakra (Svadhisthana) Tune Up

Svadhisthana (Sacral Chakra) links to creativity, fluidity, emotional stability & a zest for life. The Chakra is located in the pelvic area & in a very literal sense is associated with our sexual organs & creativity in the form of reproduction. This literal interpretation is...

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09 Oct Root Chakra Tune Up

If you haven't heard of Chakra's before then take 5 minutes to flick through my previous blog post on some of the basics on the Chakra system and how it can be used to help improve your practice. The best explanation of how to use the...

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16 Sep What Is Svadhyaya?

The fourth of the niyama's in many ways could describe the entire process of Yoga containing the most subtle yet transformation elements. The word Svadhyaya is literally translated as self-study but as with many ancient text the interpretation can be deeply personal. I try avoid...

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12 Sep Yogas Chitta Vitti Nirodhah

Patanjali’s famous definition of yoga is “yogas chitta vritti nirodhah”, which basically means yoga is the removal of the fluctuations or stilling the whirlpool of the mind. When we first practice Yoga, especially meditation we get locked into this idea of no thought or complete empty...

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01 Sep Vasisthasana (Side plank pose)

Vasisthasana (Side plank pose) is always a challenging posture especially first thing in the morning but that's the very reason I added it to this mornings @yogalifeuk sun salutations. Strengthening arms, shoulders & core are obvious but by adding (Tree pose) Vrikshasana it challenges your balance...

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11 Aug Surrender

Pranidhana is the last of the five Niyamas given by Patanjali in the Yoga Sutras. It means total surrender to the Divine or God. Whatever feel God or Divinity is from a monotheistic belief or a personal Divine purpose within each of us or collective...

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