Practice Makes Perfect

Practice definitely does make perfect, integrating daily home practice into your routine is at the core of yoga. If you are serious about wanting to progress in yoga then developing and establishing a consistent a home practice is essential.  When you begin to practice at home you truly learn and experience the transformative effects of yoga…

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Mindfulness and beyond

Mindfulness has been promoted by the media as a new silver bullet to help people manage all sorts of health issues. However, mindfulness is an integral part of yoga, as students become increasingly mindful through yoga asanas and pranayama. The cultivation of concentration is the starting point for mindfulness. Dharana the sixth petal of yoga…

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Asanas – so much more than physical exercise

Asanas are multifaceted in that in they help us achieve the mind-body connection but on the surface they look like a purely physical endeavour. To help us understand the profound depth of asana, three sutras in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali (the philosophy underpinning yoga) explain, expand and define asana. Firstly, the asana must have…

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