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Chakras and Yoga- How To Heal Yourself

Chakras and Yoga- How To Heal Yourself

 

 

I know for some people the Chakra system can be baffling. The idea that something is there which we cannot see isn’t something easy to grasp. This amazing subtle system in the body has been an insight into the body’s ailments for thousands of years. By just learning the basics of how the Chakras work and how you yourself can check in with them can be a great way to learn how your body is working on a deeper level. For those of you that need more convincing-bear with me, please. Not everything needs to be seen to...


What STYLE Of Yoga Is Best For You?

What STYLE Of Yoga Is Best For You?

This is a question I get asked a LOT. There are so many different types of yoga and getting your head around them all can be tricky. It took me ages to be able to differentiate! Here I’m going to aim to go over the main types of yoga practiced as well as highlight what to look for when choosing a style yourself. So, here goes…

Hatha Yoga: Hatha is the most traditional form of yoga and is the basis for all asanas (poses), every other style of yoga has its roots in Hatha. The word Hatha is...


How Consciously Are You Living?

How Consciously Are You Living?


In this day and age, information overload can be so confusing. What to eat, what not to eat, how to exercise, where to shop, how much sleep is enough, what supplements to take, what is a carcinogenic, which products are dangerous, which products are unethical blah blah blah…it’s a goddamn minefield out there and it seems that every piece of advice you gain, there is a contradictory word right at its heels. Where do you fit in to all of this? Are you conscious of your consumption-the quality of your consumption-your over consumption even? For those of us who are...


Cultivating Strength In The Body

 

In the practice of yoga, we focus on building strength, increasing flexibility and meditation -  mindfully through movement. If we are working through a strong vinyasa flow in our practice, it is anything but easy and it’s not supposed to be easy. It is supposed to build resistance, challenge you and to make you stronger. Nothing that ever improves general fitness and strength comes for free. Like with any physical discipline, you have to work for it and show dedication. This cultivation of strength in the physical body is such an incredible way to strengthen the...


The 8 Limbs of Yoga


So I mentioned in the previous post about the 8 limbs of yoga. Today I'll briefly outline these practices, recorded originally in Patanjali's yoga sutras.

We practice yoga in many more ways than just asana (posture), it infiltrates every aspect of your life and is an all encompassing, life changing practice when observed. The main goal of practicing the 8 limbs is to reach samadhi (enlightenment/bliss), to achieve samadhi, we practice meditation-this is why we practice asana, to be able to sit comfortably in meditation for long periods of time. When the body is supple and strong, sitting cross-legged with...