Practicing yoga when pregnant can be a wonderful choice of physical exercise. Yoga helps improve strength and flexibility required for childbirth, it’s infinitely relaxing for both the mother and the growing baby, and can help prepare for the birthing process with a focus on breathing techniques. A pregnancy yoga class is also a great way to…

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 dont’s for what to wear for maximum comfort and effectiveness during practice.

There are the many well-known health benefits of yoga. These include improving flexibility and balance, building strength and endurance, developing focus and concentration, de-stressing and helping with sleep. Yoga can also help you maintain a strong, healthy spine through a better posture.

It could be said that children these days can benefit from yoga more than ever before. With stimulation and distractions from the moment they wake until the moment they close their eyes at night, children are becoming more stressed and pressured by the environment we live in. In many cases, little is being done to…

Bikram yoga has received a lot of interest in the last few decades as yogis take their practice to the sauna-style yoga studio. Bikram Choudhury first experimented using heaters in his studios whilst teaching in Japan in the 1970’s but it was a decade later that hot yoga really boomed, starting in Hollywood. What is…

Whilst hot yoga has become somewhat of a craze in London and the rest of the western world in recent years, with hot yoga classes popping up everywhere, the practice of yoga in hot conditions is not modern. Bikram Choudhury, the founder of Bikram yoga, created this “heated” style of practice, in efforts to meet the climate in India, where yoga originated around 5,000 years ago.

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…

Bikram yoga is a relatively new style of yoga, compared to more traditional types. It is based on Hatha yoga and this 90 minute sequence consists of 26 postures, each repeated twice. It is performed in a yoga studio, heated to roughly 40C (105F). By practicing yoga in a heated room, you allow a greater…

Hot yoga, has become increasingly popular in recent years with millions of people worldwide opting to “turn up the heat” for their yoga practice. The most commonly practiced hot yoga, is Bikram yoga, where the yoga studio is heated to approximately 40C, 105F. Here 26 yoga poses are repeated over a 90 minute session. The poses…

There are so many wonderful benefits of yoga that go far beyond external physical benefits such as weight loss, defined muscle tone, increased flexibility and core strength. All of these are results achieved from dedicated yoga practice too. But there are also the yoga benefits that touch our mind, our body (inside and out) and our souls.…