Tag: yoga

The Benefits of Regular Yoga Practice

unsplash-logoMarion Michele How daily yoga practice has had an effect on my wellbeing so far General thoughts on regular and consistent personal practice: After many months of consistent personal practice I have begun to understand why a slow but steady approach can be more beneficial in the long run. For decades I had listened to Read More

My Yoga Adventure so far…

Karen has kindly shared her journey to finding peace and clarity with yoga and where this led her. I started when I was in my late teens (I’m now in my late fifties) by keeping my Mum company at evening classes.  It was very “radical” back in the 70’s as was vegetarianism. I dabbled a Read More

Soul Food

When our bodies and minds are out of sync, we become vulnerable to ailments and struggles. We slow down and sacrifice our goals as stress plagues us and energy fades. Fortunately, we have the power to shatter this cycle and discover fulfillment! Embark on a journey of wholesome self-discovery with this visual guide. It presents Read More

Yoga for Resilience

Resilience is an essential life-skill; it enables us to cope with and recover from life’s misfortunes and challenges.  Most people will experience an accumulation of loss, trauma, transition and heartbreak, along with joy, love and pleasure in their lives. Practiced regularly, yoga builds strength, flexibility, balance, calm, optimism, and above all, resilience.  Compare the oak Read More

First, Do What’s Necessary

Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible! — St. Francis of Assisi I was first introduced to the concept of Adikara, as meaning 'studentship', or my preferred definition, 'the work that needs to be done'. It describes both the diligence and the patience required for the Read More

From Diabetes to Depression

I am a Yoga Therapist based in Edinburgh, and am heartened by the rapid growth in the Yoga Therapy market of late. The public are now coming to realise that Yoga is more than just physical exercise or postures which can help with muscular skeletal problems and aid with relaxation. My interest in Yoga Therapy Read More

Benefits of Yoga in the Classroom

As much as stress is a part of grownup’s lives it is very much a part of children’s lives as well. Increasing competitiveness, social anxieties and busy after school schedules make children’s lives a real struggle. Research suggests that school-based yoga cultivates mind-body awareness, self-regulation, and physical fitness. And classroom teachers can benefit as well! Read More

Restorative Yoga: Why do we need to “rest”?

A restorative yoga session usually involves a maximum of five or six poses, supported by props that allow the body to completely relax and rest. Held for 5 minutes up to 15 minutes, restorative poses include light twists, seated forward folds, and gentle backbends. The modern restorative practice was mostly designed by B.K.S. Iyengar, an Indian master Read More

Yoga from the inside out

A conversation with the body: using yoga to bypass the brain. In its ancient Indian form, hatha yoga was the physical element of a much broader yogic lifestyle. For many practitioners in the western world today, yoga is only hatha: physical exercise to refresh, stretch and strengthen the body. Going to a yoga class is Read More