AW Yoga Blog

NAVEL RADIATION

6th August 2017

Navel Radiation, or moving from the core, represents a new way of placing my attention as I practise yoga postures. For a long time I have enjoyed practising with movement and breath in mind, not focusing so much on where my strength originates from. Yoga teacher Donna Farhi mentioned navel…

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WHAT IS YOGA TO YOU?

30th July 2017

I am feeling so inspired by a trailer I recently came across for a documentary called Yogawoman (released in 2011). Although the film is about female yoga teachers and how they are transforming the world of yoga to women, I believe the way yoga is presented in the film easily…

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RESPONDING VS REACTING

22nd July 2017

I am having plenty of opportunity to practice responding instead of reacting at the moment! On holiday with three children in their late teens and a dog, and I find myself with some irritation going on inside several times a day. It took me a few days to understand that…

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STANDING IN PLUMBLINE

15th July 2017

  The first time I heard the word “plumbline” was at the beginning of my yoga teacher training at the Yoga Academy. It is about aligning yourself with gravity in a standing position, allowing the least possible stress on the body. It is achieved by stacking bone on bone, instead…

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TENNIS AND CONCENTRATION

6th July 2017

You might have seen pictures on the internet of top tennis players practicing yoga, such as Novak Djokovic in downward facing dog or cobra, Andy Murray in an extended side angle and Maria Sharapova in warrior II. Or pictures of Jo-Wilfried Tsonga sitting on court meditating between change of sides.…

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WELCOME AS YOU ARE!

27th June 2017

For me, one of the great things with yoga is that you can start with it just as you are. There is no need to prepare in any way. A teacher I had many years ago often said in her classes that “we all come to yoga for different reasons”.…

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CREATING SPACE

13th June 2017

Space is one of my favourite words at the moment. Not that I say it so much, but knowing what space can do fascinates me.   Moving the spine to create space between the vertebrae to allow fluid to pass freely where it is supposed to pass so that movement…

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TREATING LOWER BACK PAIN BY WORKING ON THE PSOAS MUSCLE

7th June 2017

According to recent research, yoga should be prescribed for people with long-term lower back pain to ease discomfort and increase mobility in the spine. I have experienced how yoga has helped my lower back get stronger and more flexible, and I believe the reason for this is that I have…

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