Pose for sport: welcome to competitive yoga

Pose for sport: welcome to competitive yoga

Competition and yoga are two words you don’t see put together very often. It’s also quite difficult to imagine yoga as anything more than a class that you go to after work. However, it’s a thing, and the world of competitive yoga is making great leaps to establish itself as an Olympic sport.

How to tell if you have a good yoga teacher

How to tell if you have a good yoga teacher

For a lot of people who do yoga, they end up sticking with the first instructor they visit. This is out of convenience or fear of the unknown more than anything else. Maybe it’s because the studio is close to their house or maybe it’s because they get a great discount for buying class sessions in bulk.

5 minutes is all you need for yoga

5 minutes is all you need for yoga

How many times have you told yourself that you are too busy to do yoga? It happens to us all from time to time, and there is no reason to feel bad about it. However, just because you don’t have time to attend a class doesn’t necessarily mean you have to skip yoga altogether.

Mindful of New Year changes!

Mindful of New Year changes!

How are you doing on your New Year resolutions to get fit and live a healthy life? If you are yet to really get going or have faltered before the month’s end then no fear, help is here! While you might want to look at how realistic and practical your plans are, you also need to make sure that your approach and intention is giving you the best chance of success too.

Mindful of New Year changes!

Mindful of New Year changes!

How are you doing on your New Year resolutions to get fit and live a healthy life? If you are yet to really get going or have faltered before the month’s end then no fear, help is here! While you might want to look at how realistic and practical your plans are, you also need to make sure that your approach and intention is giving you the best chance of success too.

Yoga is a top fitness trend for 2015!

Yoga is a top fitness trend for 2015!

It might be as old as the hills, but yoga is still a modern, popular practice that tops the fitness charts year after year, with an increasing number of new recruits realizing the huge benefits of yoga to the body, mind and whole being. According to the respected American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) annual survey, yoga comes in the Top 10 for their Worldwide Survey of Fitness Trends for 2015.

A study just a couple of years ago revealed that 20 million Americans practice yoga and that as well as seasoned practitioners the ancient practice attracts beginners too.

How to do a shoulder stand

How to do a shoulder stand

The shoulder stand is really an iconic pose in yoga; it not only looks dramatic but the benefits practitioners purport this pose brings are many and varied too. Anyone who is serious about really understanding and experience the real power of yoga can really find that sense of integration through the shoulder stand pose; one of the most wonderfully satisfying yoga inversions.

Put your feet up!

Put your feet up!

After a hard day running around, or even a time spent in a sedentary job, which can be just as tiring, you might want to put your feet up and get the blood flowing. But before you slump in front of the TV relaxing on the sofa, why not ease the tension in your legs with a couple of yoga poses that will really refresh and revitalize your lower body?

Have you ever noticed that if you are experiencing stress and tiredness in one part of the body then you can often feel it radiate out to the rest of your body? Often, we feel pressure in our legs because we are constantly pounding down on them as we walk and when we exercise.

Yoga inversions for beginners!

Yoga inversions for beginners!

Over the last couple of weeks we’ve looked at the power of inversions in yoga, whereby poses put your head below your heart. Though great core strengthening movements, inversions can be incredibly strenuous and are often a real challenge to the novice yogi or yogini.