The Importance of Breath in Yoga

The Importance of Breath in Yoga

Awareness of breath in yoga and synchronizing breathing and movement is what makes yoga, yoga; and not gymnastics or any other physical practice. In this article from Ekhart Yoga, Esther Ekhart explains the different ways the breath influences our yoga practice; how...
Yoga & Ayurveda for Autumn

Yoga & Ayurveda for Autumn

Noticing the shifts in light, temperature and energy that accompanies any changing season? Here are some useful tips from Gaiam for using yoga and Ayurveda to stay grounded and happy during the shifting season of Autumn. Autumn is a season of transformation. We can...
What is Yin Yoga?

What is Yin Yoga?

What is Yin Yoga ‘Yin yoga’ is derived from the word ‘yin’ and comes from the Chinese philosophy of Taoism, where all is composed of the complementary elements of yin and yang. While yang is faster, hotter and more active, yin is slower, cooler and passive...
Yoga for Runners

Yoga for Runners

Our popular Yoga for Runners & Cyclists workshops are held at various dates through the year so be sure to sign-up to our newsletters to hear about upcoming events. In the meantime we’re taking a look at the benefits of yoga for runners with Lexie...
Yoga and Qigong: What is the Connection?

Yoga and Qigong: What is the Connection?

Many teachers are now combining Yoga and Qigong in their classes and workshops, with Qigong often being called the Chinese yoga … but what have these two energy arts got in common? The answer lays deep in history and buried under layers upon layers of modern...