Posts written by Angelika Knoerzer

let's get together saturday 4 march 2017

Let’s Get Together

There are a lot of good reasons to meet up Connect and talk about all Yoga Celebrate Yuen Yuen’s Graduation!! …. and there is a Surprise Join us, bring a plate if possible, and bring along family and friends. March 4 Saturday 1-3pm   We would love you all to come and have a good… Read more »

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How Ashtanga Yoga can help you achieve your 2017 resolutions

Any kind of yoga you undertake will move you closer toward your highest expression of self. But there’s something especially powerful about ashtanga yoga when it comes to discipline and accomplishing our goals. The most distinguishing trademark of Ashtanga yoga – more precisely called Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga – is the connection of movement and breath…. Read more »

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Under the Yoga Spotlight – downward facing dogpose

Adho Mukha Svanasana or downward-facing dogpose, is a posture practiced in every Yoga class in most lineages of this ancient art. In Ashtanga Vinyasa it constitutes one of the major building blocks of the practice. Function Most emphasis is placed on AMS (Adho Mukha Svanasana) in the sun-salutations – surya namaskara – where it is… Read more »

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The Significance of the Opening Mantra

The opening mantra marks the beginning of each Yoga practice. It is a new start to what will be a different journey each time we move through our asanas. As at New Year we take stock, recognising where we are at in this given moment. We let go of the past, anticipating the path ahead… Read more »

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Am I too unhealthy to do Yoga?

Many beginners are intimidated by what they believe they need to ‘be’ before starting with yoga. Concerns over being too overweight or out of shape to commence practising yoga are common, as is feeling overly self-conscious or worried about what others in your class may think of you if you’re not able to achieve the… Read more »

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What is yoga? Understanding your anatomy

To truly appreciate the benefits of yoga classes, it helps to understand how your body is being affected by the many different asana you learn. Here is a brief overview of the most important and influential parts of your yoga anatomy. Muscles and bones It probably won’t come as a surprise to many that your… Read more »

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Is your yoga teacher helping or hindering you?

As with anything, choosing the right yoga teacher for you is pivotal to success and growth, both physically and mentally. If you cast your mind back to your days at school or university, you will remember that some teachers or professors struck a chord with you and made learning enjoyable and easy, while others didn’t… Read more »