Headstand (Salamba Sirsasana)

Headstand (Salamba Sirsasana) Type: Inversion Level: Advanced Steps: Stand up on your knees and place the hands on the mat. Lower your head on the mat and move your legs closer to your torso. Find your balance before lifting the feet and then gradually lift the feet off the ground, straightening your legs up. Balance on your head with your arms supporting your balance. Props & Assistance: Practice against a wall to help until you are comfortable with the balance. Variation: Hands clasped with forearms around the head Tripod with palms at either side of the head and elbows bent [...]

Headstand (Salamba Sirsasana)

Your First Yoga Class

Your First Yoga Class There is nothing to fear about your first yoga class and very little preparation needed. Here are a few useful things to note. 1. What to wear Wear comfortable clothing such as leggings and a sports top. You will need to take off your shoes and socks for the class. You can get quite warm during the practice so something that is cool to wear is recommended. There will be a few minutes of relaxation at the end when you will cool down so you might want to bring a jumper or blanket so that you [...]

Your First Yoga Class

Benefits of Yoga for Runners

Benefits of Yoga for Runners We are familiar with the many benefits of yoga for the mind and body. Here we look at how this can help with running, particularly how incorporating yoga practice with a training plan for a challenging run such as a marathon can be incredibly effective.Balance Level: 1. Intention, focus, concentration, practice and patience If you are planning on running a long run such as a marathon, it is important to stay focused on the goal. This will help you keep motivated through training and when things get tough in the race itself. This is similar [...]

Benefits of Yoga for Runners

Crow (Bakasana)

Crow (Bakasana) Type: Balance Level: Advanced Steps: Squat down and place your palms on the floor. Press your knees against your shoulder bone, pressing closer to your armpits. Move your weight forward to your arms and try to lift the feet from the floor to balance on your hands. Variation: Option to move one leg away from your arm to straighten and raise it out. There are also side variations of this pose - side crow. Props & Assistance: You can start off squatting on a block so that your feet are a few inches off the ground may help [...]

Crow (Bakasana)

Benefits of Yoga for Students

Benefits of Yoga for Students Starting University is an important time in your life. It might be the first time you have had to take care of yourself and at the same time, you are embarking on a new course which will be mentally challenging. Yoga is a perfect complement to your studies. The physical practice is a great relief to lengthy periods of being stationary when you are studying, and there are also many benefits for the mind and relieve yourself from stress and anxiety. Physical benefits including posture Yoga is a great way to look after the physical [...]

Benefits of Yoga for Students