The 8 limbs of Yoga – Part 1: Asana

The 8 limbs of Yoga – Part 1: The 3. limb I often talk about the 8 limbs of Yoga and here is a bit of a breakdown what they are and in what context we can apply them to our lives. ‘Ashtanga Yoga’ literally means ‘8 limbs of Yoga’ from the Sanskrit ashta (8) […]

How to overcome difficulty, break unhelpful habits and establish new routines

With our upcoming Manifestation workshop, I thought I share a few of my personal stories with you that have been initiated by exactly such “Manifestation” Days or Periods. I always find that when I can get a glimpse of other people’s lives and how they managed through difficult periods, how they dealt with trauma or […]

Featured Asana: Virabhadrasana II

Virabhadrasana II (Warrior II) Virabhadra = name of a warrior who is an incarnation of Shiva  About the pose: This is a strong standing posture with emphasis on alignment and symmetry: both heels are in one line, the front knee is in line with the ankle of the back leg, the arms are perpendicular extended […]

Featured Asana: Eka Pada Raja Kapotasana

Eka Pada Raja Kapotasana (King Pigeon Pose) eka = one pada = foot raja = king kapota = pigeon or dove About the pose: The full posture is suitable for intermediate students; however, even the modified pose (picture) has great benefits as it  opens the hip flexors and hip rotating muscles. This modified pose is […]

Featured Asana: Supta Baddha Konasana

Supta Baddha Konasana (Reclined Bound Angle) supta = reclining baddha = bound kona = angle   About the pose: In this pose the knees are open to the side, the base of the feet are touching and the shoulders and arms are relaxed.  This pose is a great preparation for class, as it gently opens […]

Featured Asana: Vrksasana

Vrksasana (Tree pose) vrksa = tree About the pose: This is a standing balance pose which requires good coordination, concentration and core strength.  But any balance is a good balance and as such, even by only lifting the foot to the height of the ankle or calf of the standing leg achieves a lot of […]

Featured Asana: Ardha Chandrasana

Ardha Chandrasana (Half Moon Pose) ardha = half; chandra = shining About the pose: This is a standing balance posture, which can be done with a block and against a wall to assist in holding the pose .  It opens the entire front body and because of the stretch crossing from one side to the […]