Posts in Ashtanga Yoga

Pranayama with Angelika

When practicing pranayama – the control & release of the breath – we are accessing our ‘pranic’ sheath (Pranamaya Kosha). This is the energy field within and around us; it is the energy we ‘feel’ another person is emanating; it is what we pick up or what someone ‘gives off’ e.g. when they enter a room…. Read more »

Little Pearls of Wisdom

I don’t know about you, but I consistently have at least one A4 sheet in my bag, written on it a big list of things to do. One day I was complaining to my sister about it, and she dropped a very simple, but very effective – even yogic – line, “you can only do… Read more »

Student Profile – Gareth

An extraordinary story of recovery from a nearly fatal accident Gareth joined one of my beginner courses some years ago, made good progress, and soon became a regular in our Mysore morning program. He then stopped attending, which I put down to him maybe having moved or similar, as our students’ life circumstances often change…. Read more »

Under the Yoga Spotlight – Backbend

Urdhva Dhanurasana – Wheel The full backbend – upward bow posture – or commonly called ‘the wheel’, is a classic Yoga posture and quite complex. To practice it well requires a lot of ‘opening’ as well as strength in several parts of the body. Although for most a strenuous posture, this backbend reaps a lot… Read more »

Laughing and Crying with Yoga

One of the students I teach is smiling constantly throughout her practice. She seems to very much enjoy moving her body, loves a challenge, and simply laughs when she is not succeeding in something. She responds to that which she feels challenged by, with either a kind of ‘dance’ around her mat, or when seated,… Read more »

Public Holiday 10 June

Use the opportunity of the Public Holiday to join us in Yoga! Monday 10 June 7.00-9.00am Mysore with Angelika 9.15-10.45am Yoga Flow with Lisa no further classes will be held on Monday Sign up NOW & enjoy your Yoga!

FREE Yoga for everybody

Every first Monday of the month NSY will gift you a FREE yoga class at 6.00pm. Everyone is welcome; newcomers and students known to the studio alike. It’s also a great opportunity to introduce a friend to our beautiful yoga shala! Next FREE yoga class – Monday 3 June @ 6.00pm Book Now

Relax with Yoga

Being able to relax is meant to be the natural state of any human being. Unfortunately in our often very full lives, we can’t readily fall back into this natural state when needed; for some, even the cue ‘relax’, causes more tension than relief. The inability to ‘relax’ You may have experienced that after a… Read more »

Authenticity in Yoga

How do we know if what we are learning is authentic Yoga? It depends on our definition of ‘authentic’. After many years of continuous & consistent practice, for me, authentic Yoga involves all three components; asanas (postures), pranayama (breathing exercises), and meditation, based on a traditional approach. One aims to practice Yoga for the purpose… Read more »

A Full Experience of Ashtanga Yoga – Anzac Day Morning

Explore all aspects of an Ashtanga Yoga practice with asanas, pranayama, and meditation. Experience the amazing feeling and effects of this all-encompassing practice. Dedicate the morning of 25 April, ANZAC day, to your Yoga! ASANAS 7-9 AM MYSORE WITH AYA PRANAYAMA & MEDITATION 9.15-10.45 AM WITH ANGELIKA If you are new to the Mysore style… Read more »