Are you breathing consciously?

Are you breathing consciously? Or are you breathing shallowly today? Observe your breath. Take a moment to drop thoughts that are affecting you physically and emotionally. Close your eyes for a moment or gaze out of the window. Gently seal your lips. Breathe in deeply into your belly (belly out) and exhale through your nose, […]

Chiang Mai Yoga Retreat 2016

During this retreat, the class that I enjoyed sharing the most was Nasal Cleansing…before we stuck the netti pot into our nostril, most of the students were a little apprehensive…10 minutes later, they felt relieved after trying and realised that it was much easier than they thought. Fear can stop us from trying new things […]

Benefits of Dhanurasana (Bow Pose)

Dhanurasana (Bow Pose) Physical Benefits Strengthens the back and abdominal muscles Opens up┬áthe chest, neck and shoulders Stimulates the reproductive organs Relieves menstrual discomfort and constipation Mental Benefits Reduces┬ástress level and fatigue Improves concentration Energetic (Pranic) Benefits Stimulates Manipura chakra, Increases the digestive fire Contraindications Do not practise this pose if you have high or […]

Chiang Mai Yoga Retreat Sep 23 – 26, 2016

Sivananda Yoga Retreat 2016, Chiang Mai [/widetext] Sep 23 – Sep 26, 2016 7.00 am Morning Silent Walk / Seated Meditation 8.00 am Yoga Asana Class 9.45 am Brunch 10.45 am Free and Easy 2.30 pm Yoga Workshops (Introduction to Postural Analysis & Core Awareness) Sep 24 (Introduction to preparation for headstands and inversion variations […]

Headstand (Sirshasana)

HEADSTAND (SIRSHASANA) Headstand (Sirshasana) is really a blessing and a nectar. Words will fail to adequately describe its beneficial results and effects. In this Asana alone, the brain can draw plenty of Prana (vital life force) and blood. This acts against the force of gravity and draws and abundance of blood from the heart. Memory […]