Posts in Ashtanga Yoga

How yoga can benefit athletes of any sport

It might surprise a lot of people, but athletes across all sporting disciplines can really benefit by practising yoga regularly. Sports stars like Shaquille O’Neill, LeBron James, and the All Blacks rugby team have credited yoga with improving their overall performance and stamina, but athletes of all abilities can discover the myriad of benefits yoga… Read more »

Planning your yoga pilgrimage

Planning your yoga pilgrimage If yoga has become an important part of your life, then you probably realise that yoga is about so much more than holding asana in a classroom. From building inner serenity to forging lasting friendships, making yoga a focal point in your life can have many benefits. In fact, the practice… Read more »

The Brilliance of the Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Sequence

There are many different ways to sequence a yoga practice. In Ashtanga Vinyasa we rely on an ancient system, a pre-set and time-tested sequence of postures, which has proven to work in miraculous ways again and again. Its’ beautifully calming, cleansing and strengthening effects quickly become apparent as soon as one delves into the practice…. Read more »

PRANA

PRANA Often prana is understood to be our breath, or simply oxygen – the air we breathe. Although this is an important aspect of prana, there is a lot more to it. A good understanding of what it all entails can greatly enrich and inform our life experiences, and clarify the process of our well-being…. Read more »

How Yoga Changes Your Brain

Even in my teenage years, when for some time before my HSC, I practiced Yoga for ½ hour daily, I noticed already that I slept much better, and felt more aware of my physical state –if I had eaten too late at night, and how it affected my sleep. I developed better concentration, and kept… Read more »

Tips for practicing yoga with a shoulder injury

Tips for practicing yoga with a shoulder injury If you’ve recently experienced a shoulder injury, this doesn’t mean you have to forgo participating in your regular yoga class. The slow, calm nature of Ashtanga Yoga means that even a recent injury shouldn’t affect your ability to hold most poses. However, there are some precautions you… Read more »

Share the Love

Share the Love Walking down the street in my favourite suburb, I watched a young father pushing a pram. Soon he lifted his baby out of it, as she wasn’t settling, and comforted her. She got lots of cuddles and kisses, and it was apparent how much he loved and adored her. The young father… Read more »

3 Tips for fitting Yoga into your day

3 Tips for fitting Yoga into your day Those of us with busy schedules are often the ones who appreciate pastimes like Yoga the most. The ability to slow down, take some time out and reflect inwards is invaluable but, unfortunately, not as easy as we’d like. If you’re struggling to make time for yoga… Read more »

Yoga for Fertility

Yoga for fertility Becoming a parent is one of the most incredible things a person can do with their life. The desire to expand a family and welcome a child into the world is ingrained in most women and men, and can provide a real, meaningful boost to your wellness, contentedness, and identity. Unfortunately, becoming… Read more »

Could Yoga benefit your Children?

Could Yoga benefit your Children? Many of us might wish we could return to the carefree days of childhood when our adult responsibilities become too overwhelming. However, today’s children face a significant amount of stress, especially as they struggle to switch off and unwind. The reliance on technology and pressures at school can often mean… Read more »