It might seem a bit odd for a teacher to be encouraging you to practice on your own so that, ultimately, you might no longer need a teacher. But yoga self-practice is one of the most empowering things you can do for yourself… and, ultimately, yoga is all about self-empowerment.

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 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…

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