We continue on our Chakra exploration series with Svadhisthana, the sacral Chakra and 2nd major centre of energy as we make our way up the spine. If you missed my Muladhara post introducing this series, check it out here. Svadhisthan is the centre associated with pleasure, desire, emotion and sense of “I like, I do not like…” – […]
I have decided, like many others before me, to take a journey through the chakras, beginning at the base and moving upwards. In some ways, this seems logical and desirable, breaking up the human anatomy and experience into digestible and clearly defined spaces and segments. However, a part of me feels the need to rebel […]
This is a brief introductory post on the main chakras in our bodies. I give an overview here of each, and will be posting throughout the month a bit more in-depth on each one, and some yoga asanas I love relating to each one. Let’s begin! Chakra is the Sanskrit word for wheel, or vortex. […]
We’ve heard our teachers talking about it, we know the hashtags (#yogaeverydamnday), but how many of us practice yoga on the daily? Firstly, I’d like to step away from the asana obsession and take a more traditional look at yoga. From Patanjali’s sutras, we are told that there are 8 limbs of Raja yoga*: […]
One aspect of yoga that is seldom talked about by yoga teachers, certainly in class situations, is the potential for unexpected mood changes and emotional turmoil that are possible when practicing yoga. There are times when we have a powerful breakthrough in a yoga class, perhaps without noticing it at the time, and our physical and […]
Whoever coined the phrase “karma’s a bitch” was probably never introduced to karma yoga. Today I want to share an under-appreciated type of yoga that could change your life (and mood!)
My hammies have been quite tight lately, and because this is such a common complaint I wanted to share my favourite asanas for stretching and loosening hamstrings. To stretch the deeper muscles in the backs of your legs, begin each stretch with slightly bent knees before easing them straight if that’s available to you. We also […]
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