4. Yoga Practice

Anjaneyasana – Crescent Moon.

Anjaneyasana – Crescent Moon.   Begin from Adho Mukha Svanasana, (Downward Facing Dog) Lift the right leg up, look forward and step the right leg forward in between the hands and bring the left knee down onto the mat moving into Aschvasanchalanasana, (Low Lunge) Release the hands from the floor and stretch the arms up […]

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Ayurveda Tips for Autumn Living.

Autumn Living In China there is a saying: “crisis is an opportunity for change”. It is important to question: to question your thinking, your beliefs and reactions. Questioning can provide the potential for change! In order to change your health you usually need to change some of your habits by making positive changes to your […]

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Utthita Trikonasana –Triangle Pose.

Begin in Tadasana – Mountain Pose Step the feet far apart Raise the arms out to shoulder level Check that the ankles are stacked under the wrists of the outstretched arms – This is the correct distance the legs should be for one’s height Turn the right foot out to 90 degrees Inhale, on the exhalation […]

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What is Advaita Vedanta?

Advaita Vedanta is the name given to the most universal and purest stream of Indian philosophy. It is the name of the philosophy that seeks to know the nature of the Absolute. Advaita Vedanta can be explained simply in the following way: most religions agree that before anything was created, before anything happened, there was […]

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Static vs. Dynamic Yoga Postures.

Distinguishing between static and dynamic yoga postures when using it in therapeutic means. Dynamic yoga postures are the moving versions of static yoga postures. We use dynamic yoga postures for a number of reasons: · As a preparation for holding static postures · For specific remedial application (loosening a joint or set of muscles) · […]

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Symmetrical vs. Asymmetrical Yoga Postures.

In yoga we often work both asymmetrically and symmetrically without even knowing why or realising that we are doing so. Taking a step back and watching ourselves in, not just our yoga practice, but in how we carry ourselves in daily life, can help us to understand some of our body twinges and imbalances, all […]

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Yogic and Ayurvedic Summer Wisdom.

Summer is usually a time of improved health: we have more daylight hours and we can spend more time outside. Each season carries with it certain positive qualities and certain challenges to our system. As with all Ayurvedic principles you just have to observe nature and notice the change in the qualities of the atmosphere, […]

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Yoga Nidra: Hope, Faith & Gratitude.

Settle into your quiet, dedicated space and rest in the Savasana, Corpse pose, position. Take a few quiet moments to mindfully assess the physical body noting any discomfort or negative tension that may be present and allowing these sensations to dissolve away through the releasing outbreath, Make any further adjustments needed to lie comfortably still […]

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Urdhva Dhanurasana – Upward Bow Pose.

Urdhva Dhanurasana – Upward Bow Pose. Come to lie in the supine position, i.e. lying on the back Bend the legs and place the feet hip distance apart and as close to the buttocks as is possible Keep the toes of the feet pointing forward or ideally, slightly inwards, (this protects the lower back) Bend […]

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