Root Chakra

Chakra 1: Root Chakra (Muladhara) Location: Base of spine, tailbone area What it controls: Survival issues such as finance and independence Colour: Red Element: Earth Stone: Hematite, Garnet or Red Jasper When develops: 1-7 years old Mantra: “I connect and I am fully supported” Yoga Poses: Tree, Mountain, Seated Forward Fold This is the first Continue reading »

Chakras

A full yoga practice combines physical, mental and spiritual health but to combine these there needs to be a connection. Mind and body makes sense: take care of your body and you will notice that you feel more mentally alert and are able to focus better. The connection between the spiritual and the physical is Continue reading »

International Yoga Day – Sunday 21 June

International Yoga Day – Sunday 21 June 2020 International Day of Yoga is a global event celebrated on 21 June every year with a different theme. This year it is particularly apt: “Yoga for Health – Yoga at Home” and takes into account the fact that we are socially distancing and yoga studios have closed Continue reading »

Yoga for healthy hearts

Yoga is a study of life; the study of your body, breath, mind, intellect and memory.  It can help deal with stress through a combination of asanas, breathing techniques and meditation. Each yoga posture also helps different parts of your body and the following particularly benefit the respiratory system and the heart. Mountain Pose (Tadasana) Continue reading »

Summer Solstice: abundance, balance and revisiting intentions

Saturday 20 June will mark the official start of summer and the longest day of the year with approximately 12 hours of sunlight. All over the world, in many cultures across the continents, the summer solstice was celebrated with celebrations and festivals with different meanings. No matter what one person believed, most of the human Continue reading »

Life Supports Me

So this week’s mantra is inspired by one of the smartest and most innovative people to have graced our little planet – Albert Einstein. “The most important decision we make is whether we believe we live in a friendly or hostile universe“. ~ Albert Einstein It truly is the most important decision. Why? Well because Continue reading »

Radiant Happiness

What do I mean by “radiant happiness”? Have you ever met someone that just shines? They have a smile on their face that penetrates your soul. You can’t help yourself: you have to smile back. You want what they have. What does it take to be radiantly happy? It comes down to the thoughts you Continue reading »

What are affirmations?

Did you know that your mind affects your actions far more than any other physical part of your body? It has the power help you realise your dreams if you just let yourself do it. Often, you can feel like there is an overwhelming negative force trying to prevent you from achieving your goals. Research Continue reading »

Let It Go

The theme for classes this week is “letting go”. You will recall in my last newsletter I included an image about the things we can’t control. If we can’t control it, then we have to just let it go. Focus on what you can control. Quite often you will hear me say in class, “let Continue reading »