Pranayama: the breathing techniques

Pranayama: the breathing techniques

Meditation & Pranayama | Monday 4th November 2019

Often when I meet people who've never tried yoga, they tell me that they don't think they could "do it" because they're not flexible enough. To which I usually answer "but you do know how to breathe, right? Then that's the hardest part sorted".
Vinyasa is breathing with movement. And if you practice an asana sequence without placing your breath, this is not yoga, this is working out or stretching. So breathing is equally - if not more - important to your practice than the physical - movement - aspect of it. Recently, after I taught a beginners class, one of my student told me spontaneously "the breathing was so hard!". And that made m...

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Meditation & Pranayama | 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?

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