First aid kit for a month of yoga in India

First aid kit for a month of yoga in India

My training | Monday 1st April 2019

Since I came back from India a few people have approached me asking what I packed for my trip. I came prepared. On the facebook group Sampoorna created a few weeks before the trip some students where boasting about how they managed to only pack a cabin luggage for a month abroad. Personally I had an entire cabin luggage for my first aid kit (which challenges what I consider as first aid, I know). I’m not saying that it was needed - I ended up using only half of the stuff I came with - but I also provided medication to quite a few of my fellow students. I guess the right answer sits somewhere in the middle - balance, here you are again! I s...

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Om om om yogis and yoginis!
Welcome to the Downward Facing Blog. My name is Cyrièle and I've created this blog in order to share my yoga practice with you, the questions I have the discoveries I make but also my side projects about this discipline, health and well-being. I hope you'll find here your daily dose of positivity and kindness - Namaste.


events | Tuesday 19th February 2019

Yoga + Food

Yoga + Food

Back in November I attended a symposium at Triyoga Camden about yoga and food. This is a topic that I’m particularly interested in given I suffered from eating disorders for about 10 years. Although I’m feeling way better now, I consider myself in a perpetual recovery process - I’ve learned how to live with it and to avoid putting myself in situations that trigger my anxiety. I kind of get my control issues under control.

The board of speakers was composed of Tom Norringto...

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Asanas | Sunday 20th January 2019

Downward facing dog

Downward facing dog

Downward facing dog is certainly the first inversion which is taught in a yoga class. Per definition, an inversion is any posture where your head is below your heart. Downward facing blog is indeed an inversion. In deep inversions, the hips and legs are also above the head. It’s postures like shirsasana - headstand - or salamba sarvangasana - shoulderstand.

Benefits of the posture ...

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Meditation | Tuesday 1st January 2019

Meditation : a beginners guide

Meditation : a beginners guide

Meditating can be fascinating for those who don’t practice; one might think that nothing is happening at first glance. However practitioners can’t stop praising how impactful and beneficial it is. Before I started doing yoga I was having a hard time getting the ins and outs of meditation. Standing still with your eyes closed for minutes… they say relaxation but all I see is boredom, and boredom gets on my nerves. What are we supposed to think about whilst meditating?

Active and dyn...

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Interviews | Tuesday 25th December 2018

Daniela Olds

I’ve met Daniela about 3 years ago when I just started attending yoga classes at Frame Shor...

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Studios | Wednesday 19th December 2018

More Yoga

In order to maintain a yoga routine, I need to find studios close to either where I live or where I work, with classes happening at convenient times. I changed job in August and my new office was located near Angel whereas the previous one was located ...

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