There are basically two functional types of breathing: cleansing and energising. Cleansing breath helps to detoxify the body and stresses exhalation, while energising breath collects and stores vital energy and focuses more on inhalation. Though people take breathing for granted, everyone unconsciously practises both types of...

  April is National Stress Awareness month, so naturally this month, I'll be posting about this topic mainly. Stress is often talked about as being a ‘modern’ malaise, as though it didn’t exist in former times. However, there has always been stress. But these days there always seems...

  These days Yoga students needn’t venture much farther than their Yoga studio or wellness hub to discover the practice’s light shines in many directions. But across all the differing traditions housed under the yoga tree, the concept of detachment remains instrumental. Fasting, of any kind,...

  Almost everyone needs to help cleanse and rest their body from time to time. Some of us need to cleanse more frequently or work more continually to rebalance our body.   There are many types of cleanses that restore the body by helping to eliminate toxins, thereby...

  Are you caught up in a cycle of stress?  And are you feeling fatigued as a result? In backbends, we come face to face with the boundaries of our flexibility, patience and equanimity. But learning to practise within our limitations instead of struggling against them can...

Whether you are a runner, cyclist, or athlete, chances are that you suffer from over tight hamstrings.   If you are a man however, chances are that your hamstrings are tighter than women folk.  And this is a legacy from our hunter gatherer evolutionary origins. So,...

Forward Bends can be wonderfully relaxing and make you feel pleasantly introspective. However, they can also strain or injure your lower back, especially if the backs of your legs are tight. So practise with caution. Learning to practise forward bends correctly means that you must pay...

At this time of year, there are many winter foods that are naturally abundant that can contribute to healing and harmonising your hormones.  The goal during this cold time of year (according to Traditional Chinese Medicine, TCM) is to eat warming, healthy foods that nourish....

  Kapalabhati is a breathing technique used specifically to promote cleansing. The intake of oxygen makes the blood richer and renews the body tissues, while great quantities of carbon dioxide are eliminated. Kapalabhati massages the internal organs, stimulates digestion and elimination and removes stale air and toxins...

This pose is good to try at the beginning, middle or end of a session to help you relax, rest, restore, reflect, observe change and counterpose. It helps you to come into the moment and promote inner focus and awareness. [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bl3G-vlzkt8[/embed]   Step-by-step techniqueLeave plenty of space between...

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