studying yoga in more detail…yoga in Cheshire

We tend to think of yoga as a physical practice. However, asana (the physical postures) can be practiced as a physical act, a mental act and a spiritual act. It depends on how you approach your practice. I truly believe that yoga when practiced from the inside out, encourages us to move through our life […]

Under the full moon with Yoga in Cheshire

 The moon has a profound effect on us. It represents the emotional, feminine, creative and nurturing aspects of our lives. One cycle of the moon takes 28 days, in cycles of waxing and waning, bringing in and releasing, ebb and flowing. The cycle of the moon has different energetic influences at each of the stages. […]

Staying positive with yoga

So how are we just into our second week of official social distancing & not leaving the house unless its essential? All our daily routines have changed, plans are in disarray & we are kind of in a limbo, not sure if this will last 3 weeks or longer. I am loving the extra time […]

Yoga in Cheshire Online Yoga Classes

So the world has gone a bit weird. We are all socially isolating in our homes to varying extents & I’ve had to face my fears of technology & take my yoga teaching online! It’s been a week of firsts. A week of connecting to those people who keep me vaguely sane (yes that’s you […]

Exploring the breath on your yoga mat

Ujjayi Breathing Also known as: heating or victorious breath Benefits: Concentrates, lengthens, relaxes and directs the breath, focuses and supports the mind and allows the physical body to relax into asana practice. It is also said to give you victory over self doubt, laziness & self-destructive tendencies…..sounds great!! The breath links the mind and the […]

Autumn with Yoga in Cheshire

Both beautiful, and to my mind, often slightly sad, the season of Fall or Autumn, is about change, transformation & letting go. Although the trees show how the process of letting go can be beautiful, to me there is a sadness to the ending of summer. This is a time where we have many reasons […]

Yogic interpretation of Serenity prayer

Grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, The courage to change the one I can, And the wisdom to know it’s me. Y.S.2.1 Tapah Svadhyayesvara Ishvara Pranidhanani Kriya Yogah Stephen Cope translates it like this: Yogic action has three components – discipline, self study, and the orientation toward the ideal of pure […]

Can we learn contentment with yoga?

“We are not going to change the whole world, but we can change ourselves and feel free as birds. We can be serene even in the midst of calamities and, by our serenity, make others more tranquil. Serenity is contagious. If we smile at someone, he or she will smile back. And a smile costs […]