Browsing Tag Dru yoga

Work in Progress

As I’m sure you all know, I’ve had a tricky time of it of late! I’d be lying if I told you that I had sailed through the challenges, but I have, as much as I could, tried to think about the lessons yoga has taught me and used them to help me navigate this more…

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Where your true self resides

Peaceful

Have you ever experienced moments in your life, however brief, when everything was just perfect, everything exactly where it should be, you felt totally content, never wanting the moment to end? When you experience this sensation you are tapping into the inner most layer of your being, the anandamaya kosha or the blissful sheath. Our more…

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A wander through the koshas – the physical layer

In my last blog I talked about the practice of physical yoga. I mentioned that according to yoga philosophy we have different layers of our being, of which the physical layer is just one. I thought it might be interesting to explore these a little bit further and see how these layers affect us and more…

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What is the point of yoga poses?

Balance

Recently I read this fantastic explanation of yoga postures or asana, in Deepak Chopra’s book “The seven spiritual laws of yoga” : “The word asana means “seat” or “position”. When people consider yoga, they usually think of this branch, which refers to the postures people enter into to achieve physical flexibility & tone. At a more…

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Meditate your way to a glorious 2016

Tadasana

Happy New Year! This is a wonderful time of year. A fresh start, a clean slate; like starting a new school exercise book, full of promise and hope. Winter and the new year in particular, is the time of year for reflection and letting go of the past and thinking about what we really want more…

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Have yourself a very merry (and healthy!) Christmas

For my final blog of the year, I thought I would leave you with my festive season survival kit – yoga focused on keeping you on top form this Christmas. If you’ve been at classes the last couple of weeks you will be familiar with the practises, so I hope this will just remind you more…

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Open up to the thousand petaled lotus

Tadasana

Here we are then, we’ve reached the top! Our 7th chakra. The crown, Sahasrara, which very poetically translates to “Thousand petaled lotus”. Strictly the speaking the crown isn’t a chakra like the others, although it is part of the 7 basic chakra system. The previous 6 chakras are all allowing energy to flow unhindered up more…

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Harness the power of your mind

Natarajasana

We are rising now to the Brow centre, Ajna, the 6th chakra in our exploration. All about having a clear purpose in life, ajna rests in the space between the eyebrows. Visualise here a deep, rich indigo, imagine it flowing across your forehead, soothing the brow and settling the thoughts. Although this chakra is connected more…

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What does your heart desire?

Open anahata

Continuing then on our journey through the major chakras, we’re moving up now to the heart chakra, anahata, situated in the centre of the chest. The three lower energy centres that we’ve already looked at are associated more with our internal, personal & physical experiences and attachments, whilst the upper 3 energy centres are more more…

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Find the fire in your belly

We’ve moved up now, in our exploration of the chakras, to our 3rd chakra, the fire centre, Manipura. This chakra is linked to our solar plexus, which can be a little misleading when it comes to it’s position. Our physical solar plexus can be found where the rib cage arches up. I know that other more…

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