How yoga is my anchor during the storm

When life is tough and things are changing around you that you can't control, I recommend we anchor ourselves in a gentle spiritual practice. Be present, be the warrior 1, 2 or 3, show up, no matter what is happening around you, see yourself from within and breathe and feel things shift. This is how yoga can help us find

10 Yoga Poses for Winter Fatigue

10 Yoga Poses for Winter Fatigue

For those who don’t know the yoga master B.K.S. Iyengar, it’s important to let you know that he was the founder of the style of yoga known as Iyengar Yoga. He was also considered one of the most significant yoga teachers in the world. Iyengar, a master that taught mostly in Pune, India, was an extraordinary teacher. He popularised yoga, first in India and then around the world. He died peacefully on the 20th August 2014 in Pune, India, aged 95. Iyengar’s yoga style can be described as correct alignment and attention to detail. It will always be the base for studying yoga all around the world

Who owns yoga?

The documentary Who owns yoga suggests that yoga and meditation are bringing the usually hostile worlds of religion and science together and are showing us that each person has the capacity to heal themselves, physically and emotionally, through self-awareness, self-observation, and reflection that yoga practice enhances. 

Are we ready for a diversified yoga space?

Are we ready for a diversified yoga space?

According to what we see in the yoga studios in the west and to the point of view shared in the documentary  Yoga and diversity, it is 100% true that yoga space is occupied by privileged, white and educated women. 

My Prana Vashya Yoga Experience in Mysore

My Prana Vashya Yoga Experience in Mysore

've just come back from my second teacher training immersion in Mysore, India. I have been studying under the guidance of one of the best yoga teachers from the source of the yogic practices, Yogacharya Vinay Kumar, the founder of Prana Vashya Yoga in Mysore!

How a Simple Daily Meditation can Help Solve Problems.

How a Simple Daily Meditation can Help Solve Problems.

Last month, on the 30th of August, I woke up to the rather disturbing news that one of the greatest spiritual teachers of our time, Dr Wayne Dyer, passed away. That day I also bought 2 more of his books as I already missed him. Dr Dyer has been my spiritual teacher for many years and since I learnt about him and his message, I have always followed his example, or I have always tried to.

The Benefits of a Simple Daily Routine of Yoga Sun Salutations

The Benefits of a Simple Daily Routine of Yoga Sun Salutations

Today, I would like to share with you the sun salutations of Prana Vashya Yoga. This is the yoga I learnt in Mysore last year during my second teacher training there. Prana Vashya is a type of yoga that incorporates breath control to your daily yoga practice, hence its name Prana- the life force we breath in and out effortlessly.

Pamper Yourself With Yin Yoga During Your Moon Days.

Yin yoga is a slow-paced type of yogic practices with poses that are held for longer periods of time—three to five minutes or even slightly longer. The yin poses perform steady pressure on the connective tissues of the body, such as the tendons, ligaments and fascia. These poses heal for longer, increase circulation to the joints and improve flexibility. 

Basic Vinyasa Yoga Sequence for a Full Body Stretch

I have prepared a 15 min long Vinyasa Yoga flow video that will not only stretch all the muscles in your body, but it will also keep it toned and ready for more action! It is a simple 15 min flow that will help you to stretch and relax all the main groups of body muscles such as hamstrings, lateral back muscles and also the arm and shoulders muscles.

What’s the Big Deal with Yoga?

ou probably hear about yoga quite a good bit these days, but can you be sure about what yoga really is? Do you know what it stands for and what it involves? I have been practicing yoga poses (yoga asanas) for the last 9 years, but the truth is I only learnt what yoga really was last summer, during my second teacher training in India.

How long does it take to....

I remember when I first started practicing ashtanga on a daily basis I become obsessed with how long it took to reach certain pose. It happens because we practice the same sequence for days but sometimes for weeks or even for months we are stuck at one pose we can not achieve. And then we tend to turn on the stop watch and start to count down until we finally put this leg behind our head.

What are the 8 limbs of yoga?

Yoga is a deep subject , almost bottomless , but if you would like to study about it, you should start from the very beginning. I wrote this post, as a consultation with my students, to explain what exactly are the 8 limbs of Raja Yoga

What is the second limb of yoga?

In this post I will write about Niyamas - the second limb of yoga and its relation to our practice of asanas on the mat. Niyamas are the 'dos', which means they are the core values of a yogi that aspires to reach higher levels of consciousness. There are 5 Niyamas, just the exact same as Yamas, and they include:

What is the third Limb of Yoga?

The Sanskrit word "asana" means a body pose or a positin that a body can take. Any pose that a body can take, a pose that has no official record or a name is also an asana. This means we all can create our own asanas, simple or difficult ones, and still it will be an effectual asana - a body pose.

How to follow the path of your own breath

After this 12-days yoga break my body felt like there was no way I could jump into my daily ashtanga and prana vashya yoga routines, but instead it needed something softer that can wake it up slowly but with power. 

Gently Guide Your Body to Sleep with 5 Simple Yoga Poses

Gently Guide Your Body to Sleep with 5 Simple Yoga Poses

The following five simple yoga poses can change the way you ease your body to sleep. They are all variations of the Viparita (Leg-up-the-wall) pose. You will need a wall and a something comfortable to lie on (bed, carpeted or rugged floor) and the following items are optional;- a yoga mat , pillow and something relaxing/enjoyable to read. The idea of reading is to enjoy something that brings you pure pleasure and stops your mind from wandering, worrying, or simply over-thinking.