Some ideas for a home yoga practice with Yoga in Cheshire

Recently in class we have been exploring some simple sequencing of common postures. The advantage of working with short sequences is that it allows us to turn inwards. To focus on our breath. It allows us to frame our movement with our breath and bring ourself to that beautiful place of inner calm. All this […]

Working with the breath in yoga.

When I fist came across working with Mudras I immediately noticed a difference in my practice and my experience of the breath. The word mudra may be translated as ‘seal’ or ‘lock’ and they are used to direct, intensify, seal or prevent the loss of prana, our energy. When the mudra (hand gestures) are placed […]

Finding your own yoga practice with yoga in Cheshire

Students often say they would love to do more yoga at home but cannot remember what postures to do. Practicing on your own gives you a different insight into your body than practicing in a class, and in my opinion both have their benefits. Physical yoga practice uses the breath to unite the body and […]

Ujjayi breathing, why, how and when!!

Ujjayi breathing  Also known as: heating or victorious Breath. It maybe said to bring victory over the self, the ego!! Benefits: Concentrates, lengthens, relaxes and directs the breath, focuses and supports the mind and allows the physical body to relax into asana practice. The breath links the mind and the body and takes the benefits of […]

being present with yoga

One thing I have noticed more and more is how many people are not truly present when you are with them. Yes we all have daydreaming moments or get distracted, we all get tired and bored. But are we truly present for the times and people we should be there for. I am lucky enough […]

How yoga helps happiness

Happiness is one of my life goals… it helps to enhance the quality of your life and the length of your life. A double win!! There are a few things that we all need to be aware of in our search for happiness Fun makes life better! Experiences makes us happier than things…although things that […]

9 ways to improve work life balance with yoga

So this year I am planning lots more me time. Quality time. A better work life balance. A better balance in many areas of my life! Here’s some ideas for you to do the same. Spring equinox is a great time to reflect on balance as we move into a warmer season we can reflect […]

quality not quantity yoga classes

It is a common problem these days…even amongst those that should know better…work life balance!! Although my work is incredibly meaningful and personally fulfilling it is also demanding of me in terms of time, travel, study, research and emotional energy. Many people in the caring professions…from doctors to teachers….can suffer professional burnout. This is a […]