Reflections on Yoga

Melissa – her reflections on yoga

Mar 1, 2017 | Posted by in Reflections on Yoga | 0

What is your favourite yoga posture and why?  My favourite yoga pose is Dancing Shiva because it is a challenge but such a graceful pose and to me it embodies all that yoga is; a spiritual test of strength, balance and mind control. What made you take up yoga?  I took up yoga because IRead more …

What is Yin Yoga?

Apr 20, 2016 | Posted by in Reflections on Yoga | 0

Although Yin has become more popular and people are taking about it more, I still get lots of questions asking what it actually is. It would be easy to write a long essay on this subject as there is so much to delve into so my challenge here is to write something brief and toRead more …

2015 – No goals…just set intentions

Dec 30, 2014 | Posted by in Reflections on Yoga | 0
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The period between Christmas and New Year is often a time when we start to think ahead and create a mental list of New Year resolutions or goals for the forthcoming year. The problem we have here are that goals can be easily broken because they are so specific and ‘end’ focused.  We become soRead more …

To be in your body

Jul 15, 2014 | Posted by in Reflections on Yoga | 0
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You may have heard of the expression ‘to be in your body’ in relation to yoga and wondered what it’s all about. It’s not actually something you actively ‘do’ because the moment you think you are doing it, you are not ‘in’ your body.  You can’t be in your body.  It’s gone.  It is forRead more …

The Mindfulness of Vinyasa Flow Yoga

Jun 7, 2014 | Posted by in Reflections on Yoga | 0

Vinyasa flow yoga is essentially about connecting breath with movement and this can be experienced at a very subtle level (there is always movement even within stillness), as well as on a more obvious physical level as part of a stronger flowing practice. The most appropriate form of breathing to accompany this type of practiceRead more …

Don’t be scared – be Bhujangasana

Mar 11, 2014 | Posted by in Reflections on Yoga | 0

Bhujangasana or cobra is honoured in a variety of ways in Indian mythology and the symbolism filters into many areas of our yoga practice too.  Paying attention to this allows us to journey to a more subtle level in our practice and encourages us to face our fears. The snake itself is regarding as all-seeing,Read more …

What is perfection?

Mar 3, 2014 | Posted by in Reflections on Yoga | 0

Why do we find ourselves seeking perfection in our yoga practice? Is that good? BKS Iyengar believes that it is good to have a goal of perfection and we should dream of it as it will encourage us to get better and better. He also feels, however, that we need to be careful though asRead more …