Posts in Ashtanga Yoga

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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 »

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Xmas Timetable 2016-2017

Last classes before Xmas: 24th December, Saturday 6-8am                         Mysore with Angelika 24th December, Saturday 8-9.30am                   General with Kate   December 2016/January 2017 – Book a class December  24 Christmas Eve 6.00-8.00am Mysore Angelika – coffee/tea afterward 8.00-9.30am General Kate December 25 Christmas Day Closed December 26… Read more »

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Yoga for Conflict Resolution

We all experience times of emotional turmoil once in a while. Someone might have wronged us, we feel misjudged or we are in conflict with the views of someone close etc. How can we use Yoga to stay in our centre, detached and calm, able to discern and communicate well, and then successfully move closer… Read more »

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Yoga Essentials Intensive Course starting Tuesday 29 November!

Develop & discover strength, flexibility, confidence, dynamic energy… your Self! New members receive a 20% discount. DATES Tuesday & Friday 6.15-7.15AM– 29 Nov – 23 Dec – monthly twice a week Tue & Fri early morning course for $195 or for newcomers $156 only book a Yoga Essentials course