Zoom room or studio?

I saw this bit of graffiti as I walked back from class this week. YOG. I laughed out loud. Something about the synchronicity, how this bit of vandalism paralleled my day, amused me. I was still laughing when I got home and my husband commented how different I was after my yoga class. He saidContinue reading “Zoom room or studio?”

Yoga away from home

The continuation of online yoga classes means that it’s possible to keep up your practice and class attendance even when you’re away from home. If you’ve never tried yoga while you’re on holiday, you might be missing a treat! Provided that family or travelling companions can give you space for an hour (unless they wantContinue reading “Yoga away from home”

Yoga challenges

What do you do when the teacher offers a pose that you can’t do? Do you compare yourself negatively to others in class or perhaps on social media? How do you react to yoga challenges? When I was a beginner, I remember getting quite angry with the teacher for suggesting a pose that was soContinue reading “Yoga challenges”

“Listen to your body”

“Listen to your body” is something yoga teachers often say. I know I say it myself! I say it because I want you to feel you have permission to adapt the poses and the practice to your own needs on that day. And because I believe that yoga is about cultivating self-awareness more than aboutContinue reading ““Listen to your body””

Restorative yoga for sceptics

Now that we’re all at home without the fancy props of a well equipped studio, we have to make the best of what we have for Restorative Yoga practice. A bolster and some yoga blocks are always helpful, if you have them, but what will really help you get comfortable in your poses is asContinue reading “Restorative yoga for sceptics”

Work-Yoga-Work

A lot of my students are work colleagues — yes, I have an office job too! So I know firsthand what it’s like to try to fit yoga in around a busy working day. And I also know how beneficial it is when I can! All those hours in zoom meetings with a less thanContinue reading “Work-Yoga-Work”

Getting the most from online class

You might think after months of lockdown we’d all be Zoom geniuses and totally au fait with online yoga classes. But actually I don’t think this is true! So don’t give yourself a hard-time if you’re not completely comfortable in online class, or you’re still figuring out the best home set-up, or perhaps you’ve notContinue reading “Getting the most from online class”