Why rebound is important

A rebound in Yin yoga refers to the time after a pose has been taken. Typically the student lies on their back or stomach and rests for a minute or two. It is also referred to resetting, rejuvenating, refreshing, recovery and returning to source amongst others. It is...

What creep means

The word ‘creep’ pops up in writings on Yin yoga from time to time, usually followed by a technical and physiological explanation that can make your head whirl. Creep has a range of meanings. Dependent on your business. Creep can be found in contexts such...

Chant a bija mantra

If you want to rock your world in meditation, then the bija mantras could be just the thing for you.Yogapedia defines a bija mantra as a “one-syllable sound used in meditation or yoga practice. The Sanskrit phrase bija mantra directly means, “seed mantra” and is...

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...