If you’re familiar with yoga, you’ve probably heard the term ‘sun salutation’ bandied around by various instructors. Sun salutation yoga is a series of 12 poses, although you’ll find various opinions out there on how many poses should form the practise. It’s often thought of in the Yoga community as an excellent series to work […]
26 February 2021∙7 minutes reading time
“Undisturbed calmness of mind is attained by cultivating friendliness toward the happy, compassion for the unhappy, delight in the virtuous, and indifference toward the wicked.” - Patanjali Yoga is for everyone. Thanks to the poses, breathing exercises, and stretches, yoga comes with a lot of physical, mental, and spiritual benefits for anyone who does it. […]
26 February 2021∙6 minutes reading time
Cultivate flexibility. Life is the process of becoming rigid but flexibility allows you to adapt to the movement of life. It allows you to react accurately to unforeseen events and to others' attitudes that surprise you - Frédéric Lenoir, writer and sociologist. Practising yoga often is the guarantee of working three essential areas: the mind, […]
7 February 2021∙7 minutes reading time
Your spirit is like a parachute, it will only function if it's open. - Frank Zappa Sun salutations, dynamic yoga, prenatal yoga... the awareness and practice of yoga has expanded over the last few years. Expanded and become democratised because a large number of people from all walks of life, beginners and well-advanced, practice yoga. […]
29 January 2021∙7 minutes reading time
Working out that you're looking for yoga lessons in your local area is the first step to take, but then you also need to consider the style and pace of yoga that you want. So let's run through the best place and ways to start this process. There's an abundance of ads and announcements, both physical, […]
29 July 2020∙12 minutes reading time
“The seeds sown in childhood put down deep roots.” - Stephen King Many people are now familiar with yoga poses and asanas and not just because of the physical, spiritual, and mental benefits, but because it can be an enjoyable activity for anyone. While kids are tending to do less physical activity than in the […]
26 February 2020∙7 minutes reading time
“Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.” - Margaret Mead Yoga is a great way for parents to share something with their children. But that’s not all! There are also tonnes of other benefits of doing yoga. They’re all good reasons to start doing asanas and breathing exercising with your kids. After […]
26 February 2020∙6 minutes reading time
Yoga is all about the mind-body connection; the asanas or poses, yoga breathing – breathing in tune with movement and meditation serve to foster that very connection. As yoga transcends the physical – indeed, it is the flow of energy that compels movement, would it matter in what order we do our salutations? Let us […]
16 December 2019∙7 minutes reading time
It’s well known that yoga is a great way to exercise while relaxing at the same time and there are also many benefits to yoga, which is why it’s popular in the UK and all over the world. Those who practise yoga can tone muscle while focusing on their chakras, meditating, and doing breathing exercises. […]
28 November 2019∙7 minutes reading time
“Letting go is the hardest asana.” Are you familiar with the theory of six degrees of separation? It establishes that there are six or fewer social connections between a single person and everyone else on the planet. That said, there’ll be fewer connections between you and a yoga teacher. Between meditation, relaxation, and physical exercise, […]
28 November 2019∙7 minutes reading time
“Yoga does not just change the way we see things, it transforms the person who sees.” - B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga is an activity that requires a lot of discipline to get the maximum benefit from it and some practices are easier than others. Did you know that there are around 45 different types of yoga, […]
27 August 2019∙7 minutes reading time
“Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.” - The Bhagavad Gita The number of people practising yoga is increasing. While most yogis are in their 30s and 40s, an increasing number of over 50s are also taking it up. Chakras are said to be energy point situated along the […]
29 July 2019∙6 minutes reading time
“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” - Virginia Woolf Whatever your lifestyle, how you do sport, or your tastes, eating well is really important when you do yoga. There are somewhere between 300,000 and 460,000 people in the UK practising yoga. Yoga has become a great way […]
11 February 2019∙6 minutes reading time
“We are spiritual beings born for human experience; we are not human beings born for spiritual experience.” - Yogi Bhajan With kundalini yoga, nidra yoga, prenatal yoga, and yoga for kids, not every type of yoga is for everyone. This is normal as there are over 50 different types of yoga around the world and […]
11 February 2019∙7 minutes reading time
“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.” - Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi Yoga is becoming increasingly popular in the UK. There are somewhere between 300,000 and 460,000 people in the UK regularly doing yoga. Doing yoga, asanas, and breathing exercises are all about focusing on the present and achieving mindfulness. […]
1 February 2019∙6 minutes reading time
We’re always hearing about the popularity and benefits of Pilates, but what does it actually involve? What is Pilates? Is it a type of yoga? Do you break a sweat? Does it require special equipment? Pilates can seem like a mystery if you’ve never taken a class in it before. Put simply, Pilates is a […]
19 September 2018∙6 minutes reading time
“The mind & body are not separate entities. The gross form of the mind is the body & the subtle form of the body is the mind. The practice of asana integrates & harmonizes the two.” - Swami Satyananda Every so often, in gyms across the country, some sports and activities become really popular. In […]
4 September 2018∙6 minutes reading time
Pilates is a popular exercise, known throughout the world. Each year it continues to rise in popularity as people gain awareness of how important it is to take care of their health. Young and old are frequenting Pilate’s studios worldwide to get better health, better posture, proper body awareness and access whole body conditioning that […]
30 August 2018∙7 minutes reading time
Yoga is originally a Hindu spiritual and ascetic discipline. The focus of this ancient practice is meditation and breath control in particular bodily postures and positions. Nowadays, however, yoga is practised all over the world by all sorts of people, predominantly for health and relaxation. The yoga that is commonly practiced in the Western world […]
13 July 2018∙9 minutes reading time
"To be content with what you have is to be rich." Lao Tzu, Chinese philosopher. 300 million. This is the number of yoga practitioners in the world. Of these, 15 million are Americans, 15 million are Chinese and 1 million are from the UK. The yoga industry is growing quickly, especially with the development of […]
12 June 2018∙7 minutes reading time
“Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.” - Swami Sivanada Yoga is more than a discipline, it’s a vocation, a way of life. The ways in which yoga is taught are changing. Yogis are leaving their usual yoga centres and offering yoga retreats from the […]
21 May 2018∙6 minutes reading time
“Meditation is entering yourself without leaving the world.” - Robert Sabatier Who hasn’t heard about meditation? There are a number of simple and obvious reasons as to the meditation practice is so popular. We all have moments when we feel stressed, worried about our health, and are looking for ways to prevent that. The benefits […]
17 May 2018∙7 minutes reading time
“Out of nowhere, the mind comes forth.” - The Diamond Sutra Yoga is a discipline that anyone can do to focus themselves and let go. However, studies show that more women than men are doing yoga. Around 9 out of 10 beginner yoga classes participants are women. Regularly practising yoga can help you stay in […]
8 May 2018∙7 minutes reading time
Doing yoga is undeniably beneficial for your body. This age-old tradition which comes from India is becoming more and more popular today. Today it is estimated that over 35 million people practise yoga in the US. There are many types of yoga classes according to your preferences and requirements. Hatha-Yoga, Nidra-Yoga, Ashtanga, Power Yoga ... […]
5 March 2018∙7 minutes reading time
Deciding that you want to start doing yoga is the first step. It's easy to get stuck, though. Don’t be intimidated! Here's all the information you need to start reaping the pleasures and benefits of yoga. Where can I find yoga classes near me in the UK? To know what is the best outfit for […]
5 March 2018∙8 minutes reading time
Though there are no reliable statistics for the UK, estimates say that between half a million to two million people practice yoga in the UK. This number can be further divided into the various branches of yoga: Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga, Nidra Yoga, Sutra Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Iyengar Yoga, Bikram Yoga etc. “The […]
5 March 2018∙10 minutes reading time
Yoga is an age-old practice that has evolved over the centuries. Today, when we talk about yoga, we think of a kind of gentle gymnastics, in which you move your body in a string of easy and more difficult movements. But did you know that this has not always been the case? Going back to […]
5 March 2018∙7 minutes reading time
Why You Should You Take Yoga Lessons
The word ‘yoga’ comes from the Sanskrit word for ‘unite’ and is often considered a union of methods and disciplines. The Indian wise man Patanjali put together the Yoga Sutra around 2,000 years ago.
The Sutra is a collection of 195 philosophical practises which make up most of yoga as it’s practised today.
It also explains the 8 limbs of yoga, Yama (discipline), Niyama (moral observance), Asana (body posture), Pranyama (breath control), Pratyahara (withdrawal of the senses), Dharana (concentration), Dhyana (meditation), and Samadhi (bliss).
Whether for relaxing, gaining flexibility, getting ready for childbirth, or losing weight, there are plenty of benefits to practising yoga.
Yoga is for everyone! There are yoga poses for all levels.
If you want to become a skilled yogi, you have to practise yoga daily. So grab your water bottle because yoga’s much more than just meditating, you have to break a sweat!
The Benefits of Yoga
There are physical, emotional, and mental benefits to practising yoga and yoga blends these three aspects together.
Physically, yoga poses can help align your spine, tone muscles, and make you more flexible. Yoga is also great for your abs.
It’s also good for back pain with poses that stretch your spinal muscles and your hips. So, what are you waiting for?
Doing physical exercise is great for your immune system, too. This is not just great during the winter months when there’s a cold going around, but all year round.
Yoga helps your nervous system and can help you manage stress better. Thanks to breathing exercises, students can let go of their worries and considerably improve their emotional state.
Yoga and relaxation techniques are great for improving your self-awareness.
Finally, yoga can enhance your spiritual awareness. Yoga originated in India and its spiritual roots can still be seen today. You could skip this part of yoga but if you want the complete experience, we recommend starting with this aspect.
Learning to Meditate
Yoga courses often include meditation classes. There are plenty of health benefits both physical and mental.
Meditating can improve your concentration, calm you down, relieve tension, and combat stress. Meditation techniques can help you gain confidence and improve your general well-being.
Who would have thought that relaxing could be so good for your health?
The breathing techniques, which focus on taking deep breaths, help stimulate internal organs and can improve digestion.
Get in Touch with a Yoga Tutor
Before you get started with Hatha or Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga, you should do a few stretches and look at how to do the various poses so that you don’t injure yourself.
To help you with this, a yoga tutor can teach you the poses and how to breathe correctly so that you’ll be doing the Sun Salutation (Surya Namaskara) in no time!
Whether you’re looking for yoga classes for beginners or experts, children or adults, our tutors are here to help! They can help you master the asanas (poses) without risking your health. They’ll also know which type of yoga is best for certain health problems.
Our yoga tutors can also teach their yoga lessons in the comfort of your own home.