It is hard to pinpoint exactly where and when the very first official centre for practicing yoga in London was established. It doesn’t compare to the 5,000 odd years of yoga practice in India. But in the past half-a-dozen decades yoga has made it’s way into the lives and hearts of the western world. Yoga is big…

Yoga breathing exercises are prominent in practicing yoga past beginner level, as it deepens all aspects of yoga practice. Yoga breathing helps improve focus and concentration, endure deeper and longer stretches, increase endurance and create a more peaceful mind. Whether you choose an energetic type of yoga such as Vinyasa yoga or a quieter yoga…

Breathing is a key part of yoga practice. Whilst we all breathe tens of thousands of times every day without thinking about it, yoga breathing brings this day-to-day normality and life function into consciousness. From there, we can become aware of our own breathing techniques, and most of the time we realise that we aren’t…

In western cultures, there is a common perception that yoga is designed for women and subsequently the large majority of yoga classes are filled with the female of the species. However, many of the yoga pioneers from eastern cultures are men. There are also a growing number of men in the west who are showing…

The Yoga Sutras are a collection of 195 Indian traditions, or aphorisms, written and compiled by the Sage, Patanjali. They detail the historical practice of yoga taken from many sources, combining the knowledge that was available at the time, to act as a yoga guidebook and the framework of which yoga practice has been built.