Meditation & Pranayama | Monday 2nd November 2020
In this 10 minute video, I invite you to focus on your breath, isolate your belly breathing from your chest breathing, and lengthen your exhalations to slow down your heart rate and relax.
As I'm writing these words, the British government has just announced a new lockdown. This announcement comes a few days after a similar one in France. Here, gyms and yoga studios will have to close their doors again from Thursday on. The so-called "non-essential" businesses will have to...
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 physica...
Meditation & Pranayama | Tuesday 1st January 2019
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...