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Join me, Helen Leichauer of Yoga Light ~ Yoga Bright, for a Late Summer Yoga Retreat at the beautiful Gayles estate in East Sussex, 12th – 14th September 2014. The period between summer and autumn is all about the earth …

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The yoga I teach is all about learning to flow seamlessly through sequences of asanas.  The ultimate aim it to stay so focused throughout the session that you are fully aware of every single movement and its relationship to your …

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Not sure what to expect from Hot Vinyasa Yoga?  Here is a beautiful collage of pics of the last few poses at the HV Party on Monday 5th August at Heavenly Fitness, Maidstone. But if you’re still not sure what …

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At the weekend I went to a fabulous PranaDanda Yoga workshop with the beautiful Shiva Rea and her partner, Demetri Velisarius.  I went with a friend and although we have tried many of Shiva’s DVDs together, we had never met …

Weekly Focus: Sthira Sukham Asanam

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“Sthira Sukham Asanam” स्थिरसुखमासनम् This is one of the most frequently quoted of Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras (chapter 2, sentance 46) sthira = steady, stable, motionless sukham = comfortable, effortless, easy asanam = meditation posture, seated posture, padmasana (from the root ~as, …

 

Weekly Focus: Circles and Cycles

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Leading on seamlessly from the Chakra series, this week I thought we could explore other forms of circles and wheels that occur both in life and in yoga. The first thing that springs to my mind is the famous Lion …

 

Weekly Focus: Sahasrara Chakra

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Over the past few weeks we have, chakra by chakra, ascended the sushumna nadi (the central channel of rising energy within the body), to reach this final step of our journey, and the culmination of all our work, at the crown chakra, …

 

Weekly Focus: Ajna Chakra

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The Ajna chakra, the home of intuition and perception, is positioned in the brain and around the third eye (a point roughly between the eyebrows).  This is the final chakra we will work on individually and is followed by the …

 

Weekly Focus: Vishuddha Chakra

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This week we are moving up to the vocal fifth chakra, Vishuddha (also written Vishuddhi).  Located around the throat, this is the site of communication between our inner and outer worlds. Literally translated, Visha means impurity or poison, and Suddhi means to …

 

Weekly Focus: Anahata Chakra

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My favorite one, the beautiful and romantic Anahata chakra, located at the heart centre,  is the key to free-flowing, unconditional love! In Practical Yoga Psychology by Dr Rishi Vivekananda, enlightenment at the Anahata chakra … “… is an experience that changes the …