The Bellows or The Skull

Bhastrika or Kapalabhati – what’s the difference? Long before the West began to obsess with the physical practice of yoga, pranayama (breath work) was an integral part of any yoga practice.  The Sage Patanjali described pranayama as one of the 8 limbs of...

5 Benefits of Pranayama

As a stand-alone practice of yoga… pranayama allows you to either energise or soothe internal energies found within the Nadis. Yoga texts as far back as the 6th century BC describe the Nadis (little rivers) as energy channels found in the body. Similar to the...

Setting Intentions

Feeling directionless at times in some areas of your life is not unusual.  We don’t always have it all together. We all have our own unique way of viewing the world, but often our views are muddied by habitual behaviour, thoughts, emotions.  Some of which...

Is How you Breathe Important?

The short answer is YES. And those yogis knew it (even 2000 + years ago). They created and practiced a range of breath techniques called Pranayama. Pranayama is a blend of two Sanskrit words, namely, prana which means breath, and ayama, meaning, extension/expansion....

Body Sensing

Back in 2018 I wrote about interoception and why every yogi should be practicing it. Since then I have been on an exploration, further deepening my own interoceptive practice, marrying up mindfulness techniques to help in the body sensing and then introducing all of...

The Ins (and ins) of Yogic Chakras

Crystals that heal chakra imbalances by simply hanging around your neck. Colour therapy that claims to ‘open’ your chakras in a few sessions. These days, much of what you hear about chakras revolves around external forces. Although these external forces can add...