Principles of Yin Yoga

Butterfly Pose Yin yoga

Yin yoga is a slow, quiet style of yoga, in which poses (typically floor-based) are held for several minutes. We allow the body to soften and relax while we are tuning into the internal aspects of each pose – bodily sensations, breath, thoughts, emotions. Yin yoga is not meant to replace other styles of yoga Continue reading »

Introduction to Mindful Meditation

Mindfulness

Mindful Meditation is both simple and difficult. Not surprisingly, the devil lies in the detail as I found out as soon as I started trying meditating. The general principles, however, are straightforward. From buddhism to present day Mindfulness Meditation is found in Buddhism as the seventh element of the Noble Eightfold Path to finding release from the cycle of rebirth. Wind Continue reading »

Top 5 Yoga Poses for Stress Release

Top 5 Poses for stress release

In my workshops on Managing Stress with Yoga I usually ask people what their favourite pose for releasing tensions, and invariably the following poses come up each time. They are really great for a yoga home practice because they are gentle and non-competitive. The practice of asanas – just as any form of physical exercise Continue reading »

Yoga Nidra for Deep Relaxation

Yoga Nidra

What exactly is Yoga Nidra? The term appears more and more often on studio timetables and in my upcoming yoga day retreat I will be offering this yogic practice, too. Yoga Nidra for deep relaxation Yoga Nidra could be described as a form of guided relaxation. The practice typically last 30-40 minutes and often brings Continue reading »