It might seem obvious, but sometimes the obvious needs stating. Twists in yoga are one of the best things you can do for your spinal health and mobility. By gently rotating the spine and stretching the muscles along it, twisting postures help maintain and can even improve upon the spine’s…Read More
How do you view progress? Is growth important to you? In our goal-driven society, it’s hard to escape the notion of self-improvement through some sort of progression. It comes naturally to humans to want to perform “better” than we did before. We seem to like tangible markers of where we…Read More
As we are fast approaching the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, I thought this would be a perfect time to consider Sun Salutations (Surya Namaskar). You might have guessed that Surya Namaskar is a practice in honour of the sun. You might also think that it is something that…Read More
Consider your feet. Each one has 26 bones, 33 joints and more than one hundred muscles, tendons and ligaments. That’s a lot of moving parts. Are yours all in working order? I know mine aren’t. Years ago I suffered from a painful condition known as Morton’s Neuroma which still occasionally…Read More
As I wobbled around in Vrksasana (tree pose) in my yoga class the other day I reflected on how importance balance is in our lives, and how easy it is to get out of kilter, both on and off the mat. Work-life balance, emotional balance, nutritional balance: All these things…Read More
Love them or loathe them, inversions are an integral part of any yoga practice. An inversion can be any move or activity where you are either fully or partially upside down: a handstand (Adho Mukha Vrksasana), shoulderstand (Salamba Sarvangasana) or a downward dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana) are obvious candidates. For…Read More
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