The 8 limbs of yoga refers to the work of Patanjali, in his Yoga Sutras. This text was designed to act as guidelines on how to live a life of purpose, following a step-by-step path to enlightenment. It includes how to act morally and ethically with self-discipline and towards a spiritual existence. These 8 limbs of…

Meditation and mindfulness are both tools to help you to access inner peace. Although practicing meditation and mindfulness are essentially working towards the same goals, there are differences too. Mindfulness is generally an awareness of our outer life and meditation is awareness of our inner life. Combining the skills of mindfulness with meditation on a…

The Ashtanga yoga primary series is the first of six Ashtanga yoga series. It’s Sanskrit name “Chikitsa” can be broadly translated as Yoga Therapy. The aim of this primary series is to heal and purify the body and prepare your mind for the more advanced levels of Ashtanga. Whilst postures in the other five series…

Yoga is a fun and creative way for kids to stay healthy, get to know their bodies and interact with other children their age. Some yoga poses for kids will even be recognised by them from their natural play. Bridge pose, Cat pose and Happy Baby pose are just a few yoga moves that are seen regularly…

People practice yoga for all different reasons. Some people like slow types of yoga so they can unwind after a hard day at work. Others love to stretch it out so they feel more subtle and flexible. Some choose yoga for the spiritual connection, and others to lose weight and maintain a good physique. One of…

Choosing the right yoga studio is essential to ensure you will practice yoga in the right environment for you, with the right teacher for your level and style. The vast majority of yoga studios will offer some form of Introductory class, or at least a “pay per session” option so you can trial the classes and…

Do you regularly find yourself waking in the morning feeling unrefreshed with the night’s sleep you had? You are not alone. Quality sleep is often hard to get these days, with most people working harder and trying to fit too much into their schedule. Electronic gadgets also play a part, causing our minds to be…

There are many benefits of yoga, including physical, mental and spiritual, however certain benefits can be applied specifically to the female of the species. Benefits of yoga for women include helping with fertility, easing menstrual tensions, assisting during pregnancy and preventing osteoporosis. Also, help with losing weight, toning muscles, balancing emotions and maintaining glowing skin…

A common question from beginners before their first class is regarding what yoga clothes to wear. Can I use something I already have in my wardrobe, or do I need to buy something specific? Here are a few DOs and DON’Ts for what to wear for maximum comfort and effectiveness during practice.

There are a lot of people out there looking to take up yoga and everyone has to start somewhere. The good news is that yoga classes are very welcoming and friendly environments for beginners – generally most people want to help, not hinder. Second piece of good news, there isn’t much you need to do or buy…