Reflections on Yoga

Hasta Bandha… finding your hands

Dec 31, 2013 | Posted by in Reflections on Yoga | 0

Making a firm connection to the earth with our hands is a really important aspect in any type of yoga practice. It is, however, one of those areas that is often overlooked and underestimated because it is too simplistic to bother with.  Of all the bandhas, hasta bandha is probably the most obvious lock butRead more …

Grounding……..finding your feet

Nov 16, 2013 | Posted by in Reflections on Yoga | 0

At this time of year we can really struggle to find focus and keep grounded. I don’t know why but this year seems to be worse than ever and I am particularly finding that everyone is exceptionally tired and saying that their heads are all over the place in complete mind overload. This (head) pressureRead more …

Luminosity….a state of mind

Nov 12, 2013 | Posted by in Reflections on Yoga | 0

Ancient yoga philosophy mentions the three qualities of nature known as the guna and they are: tamas (solid/heavy/inertia), rajas (dynamic/movement) and sattva (luminosity). There is a constant interplay between these qualities and they exist in different proportions at different times. On a more practical level you can look at them in terms of individual ‘mindRead more …

Anjali Mudra….why?

Nov 5, 2013 | Posted by in Reflections on Yoga | 0

In our practice this week we have started and ended our practice in Anjali mudra. This seal has allowed us, in this particular practice, to create an energetic seal and internalise our focus on the moment. When we bring our hands together in prayer this is called Anjali mudra. The translation of this Sanskrit wordRead more …

IBIZA YOGA

Oct 20, 2013 | Posted by in Reflections on Yoga | 0

Finding the moment (picture of me and JP in IBIZA) As a length of time, the present simply does not exist. How then can we live in the present? It is a paradoxical impossibility. We have to find the present by other means. The only way to do this is to divorce it from pastRead more …