Practice

What is Hatha Yoga?
Most forms of yoga practised today like Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Iyengar and Power Yoga loosely fall under the umbrella of Hatha Yoga. The word “hatha” can be translated two ways: as “willful” or “forceful,” the yoga of activity, or as “sun”...
Sun Salutations – A Complete Sadhana
As we head into winter, months of endless grey spells, I feel like Persephone banished to the Underworld. Not a happy bunny. Already, I am dreaming of a time when I will walk into the golden light once again and...
Fibromyalgia, Yoga and Me – A Journey from Sickness to Health
Since the age of ten I remember being poorly, plagued by constant allergies, sinusitis and recurring bronchitis. These then developed into severe asthma at the age of twenty-two. Even as I was learning to lead a 'normal' life being in...
Asanas and the Art of Being
My instagram feed is a steady stream of one gorgeous yoga post after another, a constant source of inspiration. And, if I am honest, a little bit of yoga envy. Sometimes, I get so enamoured by how beautiful a pose...
7 Real Benefits of Chanting Om
Om is believed to be the sound of creation and has been chanted for thousands of years. To a yogi Om is both the Self and the way to know the Self and so he meditates upon it. But there...
Asthanga – The Eight Limbs of Yoga
Not to be confused with the Ashtanga style of yoga taught in studios, Ashtanga or the Eight Limbs of Yoga as described by Patanjali are eight different aspects of yoga, including Hatha Yoga. Each limb is seperate from the other...