Pregnancy Yoga – First Trimester

Pregnancy Yoga – First Trimester The First Trimester of Pregnancy is up to week 13. Take it easy and adjust to changing energy levels and hormones. Cautions: Listen to your body. Do what feels right for your body and take rests when you need to. Before pregnancy you may have worked hard with exercise and pushed the body to limits but now is a time to use yoga and exercise to keep the body moving but not to push yourself too hard. Pregnancy is not the time to try challenging new poses Use relaxed, Ujjayi breath. Do not use breath [...]

Pregnancy Yoga – First Trimester

Yoga – the Ultimate Journey of Self-discovery

Yoga - the Ultimate Journey of Self-discovery Living in a fast paced society can sometimes feel like being enveloped in a whirlwind! Your body runs on autopilot, your feet longing to touch the ground, and all of this while your mind tries desperately to keep up with information overload! If we were to imagine body, mind and soul as being separate parts of the whole, ideally they’d link arms and travel the uneven terrain of life at the same pace in harmony, no matter what may come along the way; strength in unity as they say! Yet all too often [...]

Yoga – the Ultimate Journey of Self-discovery

The Importance of a Good Breakfast

The Importance of a Good Breakfast After not eating for a number of hours whilst sleeping, breakfast provides the body and brain with fuel Nutritionists advise: Breakfast should be eaten within two hours of waking A healthy breakfast should provide calories in the range of 20-35% of your guideline daily allowance (GDA) Reasons why eating breakfast is important: Brain function – studies have shown that eating breakfast can help improve memory, concentration and productivity Improves mood, lowers stress levels Provides energy to get the body up and moving, including the organs People who skip breakfast have lower energy levels, as [...]

The Importance of a Good Breakfast

Reversed Warrior (Viparita Virabhadrasana)

Reversed Warrior (Viparita Virabhadrasana) Type: Standing pose Level: Beginner Steps: From mountain pose, take a big step back with your left leg so that your left foot is parallel to the back of the mat. The body faces side-ways on. Bend your front knee and thigh and keep the knee over the ankle to stop it collapsing inwards. Keep the weight in the front heel and big toe and the back foot is pressing from the outer edge. The arms spread wide away from the body to start off in Warrior II, then reach up and over the head with [...]

Reversed Warrior (Viparita Virabhadrasana)

Warrior 3 (Virabhadrasana 3)

Warrior 3 (Virabhadrasana 3) Type: Standing balance Level: Intermediate Steps: From high lunge activate the core and on an exhale fold from the hips to lower the torso and arms so that they are at around a 45 degree angle from the floor. Focus on a point on the floor just in front of your mat. On an inhale root down through the front foot and begin to shift the weight forwards, slowly lifting the back foot from the floor. The toes of the back foot point down to the floor and the hips are level. Extend outwards with the [...]

Warrior 3 (Virabhadrasana 3)