Yoga

The Psoas is one of the most important muscles in the body, joining our torso to our legs and being the main muscle engaged in the 'fight or flight' stress response. As such, given our level of stress and tension in modern life, our psoas...

If you need some help in getting yourself to yoga class first thing in the morning (and we wouldn't blame you!), take a look at these reasons to make the effort. We promise you, it'll be worth it! SET YOUR INTENTION Setting an intention has a...

This Article explains the importance of fascia, the connective tissue in our bodies that have begun to receive a great deal of attention due to its importance in healthy joints, organs and the functioning of our bodies as a whole. Yin yoga targets our fascia, while...

If you thought yoga was just exercise or a good stretch, read these beautiful, brave words from our lovely Sutherland Yoga teacher, Kerryelle, about what yoga means to her; My journey to yoga I was searching for something, at the time I couldn’t articulate what it was,...

I thought twice about the subject of this blog. I mean it’s not very ‘yoga’ to be concerned about how we look, the ‘outer packaging’ when we’re meant to be concerned with tuning in and connecting with our true selves. But let’s face it, in...

Which of us can say we are never stressed these days? Our fast paced society, with so many forms of communication (with their inherent demands!), juggling roles, trying to fit in exercise (which can feel like a luxury when we’re caring for others or working),...

While yoga was originally the domain of men (evidenced by the large beards of ancient Yogis),  if you've gone to any yoga classes in the West over the past 30 years, you'll have noticed that the classes are full of women, with the odd scattering...

I’m afraid it wasn’t a desire for enlightenment that got me into yoga, but a much more superficial desire to get back in shape after having my first baby, and to grab some me time from the same! I came in via the sweaty, boot...

Yin Yoga Explained Many people are familiar with the more ‘yang’ styles of Yoga, such as Power, Hatha, Iyengar and Vinyasa Yoga. Less well known, or perhaps less understood is Yin Yoga. ‘Yang’ Yoga utilizes more rhythmic repetitive movements that stress the muscle fibres, promoting strength, while...

Original Article from YogaJournal.com   For Sara—who asked that her real name not be used—being grounded literally means feeling her feet on the floor; being present means knowing where she is and what’s going on around her. These are things she can’t feel when she’s suddenly jerked...