Ever wondered what our Swami gets up to as a day to day routine? here’s a sharing from her… Hi all, A day in the life of me! Well it changes a little from day to day.. but here’s the most regular routine i have.. rise – 20 min Meditation/pranayama Breakfast – homemade muslie, organic fruit and homemade nut milk.
We all know how good back-bending postures make us feel, so lets explore how to do it safely. First of all by back-bending postures I’m referring to all poses that open up the front surface of the body… including Warrior 1, high crescent lunge, bow (danurasana), Supta virasana and of course full wheel (Urdvha danurasana). Our lumbar spine already has
For me, opening a Sally Louise Yoga Studio in the heart of Torquay, Surf Coast Victoria, has been a humbling experience. Rather than this be ‘MY’ studio, i very much feel that this is ‘Torquay’s’ studio. A yoga home where the community can come, practice, grow, connect and love all that yoga offers. We aim to offer the community a
Learning the correct technique for Vinyasa I feel is one of the most important things to nail in your yoga practice. If you consider how many times we move through a Vinyasa during each yoga practice if were putting negative strain through these joints many times within one practice & then many times a week & then many times a
Yoga and your authentic self As 2014 draws to a close, it is time to let go of the previous year and reflect on what we would like to accomplish and more importantly, who we would like to be in the New Year. In 2015, would you like to be more authentic? Yoga not only improves your body’s health,
Strength without flexibility creates stiffness. Flexibility without strength creates weakness and instability. The ideal body composition has both strength and flexibility, which is one of the reasons why Hatha Yoga is so popular. How yoga builds both strength and flexibility The body weight bearing poses that are part of a standard yoga class are designed to increase whole body strength and flexibility rather than isolating particular muscle groups which is an effect that conventional weight training can have. This ensures that the whole body is balanced and able to support itself. The focus is on core strength, building power in the muscles bracketing the spine. Using body weight and gravity to strengthen the muscles means that our bodies are adaptable to everyday tasks. Yoga practice ensures that strength in the body is proportionate and gradual, with less risk of injury from other conventional strength training practices. A variety of muscle groups are activated during the transition between yoga poses that would not normally be called upon. In this way, Yoga practice stabilizes and supports the whole body. Flexibility relates to the muscle fascia. Tendons and ligaments are not meant to be stretched as they are designed to hold the muscles and bones in place, but muscle fascia are the connective tissue in the body that are designed to stretch safely. Having flexible muscle fascia has been shown to increase joint lubrication, aid healing, assist circulation, and boost mobility. Hatha yoga poses use prolonged stretching to elongate the muscle fascia, which creates permanent positive changes in flexibility. In this way flexibility is created in the body at the same time as strength is stimulated. For an ideal body composition, the muscles need to have strength as well as flexibility.
What is anxiety? Anxiety is the inner turmoil created from the negative anticipation of future events. It is accompanied by nervous behavior and can physically affect the body, especially if it is allowed to continue long term without treatment. Anxiety triggers the “fight or flight” response in the body the same as fear does, but fear is triggered by a