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…

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…

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…

Ashtanga yoga, or as it is also referred to, Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga, is considered one of the traditional yogas as it’s roots can be traced back to Indian tradition. It was founded by K. Pattabhi Jois, and his students have since infiltrated the corners of the globe teaching his yoga philosophy and methodology. Ashtanga literally…

Ashtanga yoga is made up of six series or sequences, each with 25 asanas (poses). The sequence is always practiced in the same order to enable students to build up their technique and focus wholly on the accuracy of their alignment. This in turn allows deeper stretches and clears the mind of idle or negative…

Which types of yoga best suit you? There are many types of yoga to choose from, and it makes sense to practice one that suits your personality, your current fitness level and your personal goals. This isn’t to say that sticking to just one style is necessary. Many yogis variate between different types of yoga…