5 Minutes to Cool Your Insides: Sitali & Sitkari Pranayama

5 Minutes to Cool Your Insides: Sitali & Sitkari Pranayama

Sitali means ‘cooling’ or ‘soothing’.  It only takes a few minutes, through the powerful medium of breath, to still your body, gather your awareness, and draw a clear stream into your inner landscape.

Learn how to practice this accessible pranayama anywhere, to centre and calm the body-mind.

Asana Guide | Steadiness in your Squat: Malasana

Asana Guide | Steadiness in your Squat: Malasana

Malasana is one of the most beneficial postures for Western bodies.

For many of us, however, tension and unfamiliarity can make this shape a bit of a challenge and a mystery. Let’s take a look at this seemingly simple posture, and how we can utilise its many variations to strengthen our base, and create steadiness and ease in our breath.

Asana Guide | Seated Forward Fold (Paschimottanasana)

Asana Guide | Seated Forward Fold (Paschimottanasana)

The full seated forward fold, Paschimottanasana, is a release for the entire back chain of the body. It nurtures a sense of introspection, and a way to re-member the parts of you unseen. 

Here are some tips on how to utilise this shape to cool, calm and tune in to your state of being.

Yoga Nidra for Sleep | Relax with Gill Forsyth

Yoga Nidra for Sleep | Relax with Gill Forsyth

Yoga Nidra, sometimes known as yogic sleep, is a practice where the body is guided into a sleep state while the mind is intentionally led through a meditative journey. A 17 minute practice for anyone, anytime you wish to soak into a deeper, more rejuvenating rest.

3 Simple Words That Will Change Your Day

3 Simple Words That Will Change Your Day

Our words - especially towards ourselves - hold immense power.
Change your thoughts, change your story, change your perspective.

It happens one breath, once choice, at a time. Here’s one way to anchor your presence.

Sankalpa : Clearing a path for Focus

Sankalpa : Clearing a path for Focus

Whatever you focus on, you will feel.

How often do you notice your focus drifting towards the noise of the day? When so much stimulus is pulling our attention in different directions, it is important to have a tool to help us refocus. To create a space of more clarity, so we can choose what is important in this moment. This is the anchor of your Sankalpa.

About Yin Yoga : What is Fascia?

About Yin Yoga : What is Fascia?

You’ll hear yoga teachers speak about this mysterious and exotic sounding fa-sha in Yin classes. What exactly is this oh-so-significant 'connective tissue'? How can it help us broaden the experience of yoga asana (postures) as well as our movement through daily life?

3 Tips: Connecting to your Yoga Practice

3 Tips: Connecting to your Yoga Practice

A steady yoga practice holds a myriad of benefits for body and mind. It can help set the tone early in your morning, reconnect you in the evening, and provide a watchful oasis from the noise any time of day.

But how do we cultivate this rhythm within each busy day? 

Here are 3 tips to help guide you towards a more intention-led practice - one that stays.

Releasing Resolutions: The New Year's Letting Go

Releasing Resolutions: The New Year's Letting Go

Why is it that this beautiful tradition of setting intentions for a new year is so culturally linked to something not followed through with? Must this be the way?

Here's a revolution: instead of achieving, perhaps it's more about letting go. Some short being practices to help direct your compass for 2018.

Spring Balance : An Ayurvedic Approach

Spring Balance : An Ayurvedic Approach

How do we stay in balance as our bodies adjust from the slow rituals of Winter into the energy of Spring? Ayurveda offers simple and practical ways to ease our bodies and minds towards the season for detox and rejuvenation. Adapted from Veda Wellness / Written by Tegan Wallis.