YOGA BLOG

Dru Yoga teacher Isabel Carter started practising yoga regularly 30 years ago and has been teaching Dru Yoga and Meditation full time for 20 years. She has been teaching others to be Dru Yoga teachers since 2006.

Through these blog posts, Isabel shares her insights regarding diet and nutrition, exercise, yoga and meditation to help you keep your sparkle. 

Please enjoy, share and contribute her posts where you can.

 
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The Yamas – the laws of life

In my last blog I introduced you to Patanjali’s “The Yoga Sutras” and the 8 limbs of yoga he Release anger and irritation discusses. These were the restraints, the observances, postures, breathing, sense withdrawal, concentration, meditation and super consciousness. The first of these limbs are the Yamas, or the restraints, sometimes known as the laws of life, which I’m going to explore in this post. There are 5 restraints which Patanjali suggests we follow to help us maintai

There’s more to yoga than postures

You’ve been asking me for more yoga philosophy in my blog posts, following my series on the Moving into Dancer, focussed on the now koshas, so for my next series I thought it would be nice to go right back almost to the beginnings of yoga and see how the teachings are as relevant today as they were centuries ago. Yoga has been practiced for thousands of years. Stone carvings have been found in the Indus Valley depicting yoga postures that have been dated around 2,5oo years ol