This sequence will help you build on your upper body strength and rewards you with a simple relaxation. Only 7 mins long, this is the perfect evening pause.
If you are looking to simply relax after a busy day, this is perfect for you. A guided stretch of the
body, followed by a warming lie down in Savasana along with simple ambient sounds.
A 5 – 6 min relatively strong sequence to tune you into the deep Psoas muscles at either side of the pelvis which we habitually use in walking, sitting and other everyday movements. Consciously lengthening this muscle with support from the abdominal muscles creates a deep intuitive awakening stretch in the abdominal and pelvic area. Credit: to Yoga Teacher, Tara… Read More
A 5 – 6 min standing flowing session incorporating forward bends & gentle rotations. Take the pace easy in time with a lengthening breath & keep your knees bent until the lower back feels happy with the deepening, flowing, movements. Take a minute after the practice to reflect on any energy shift and enjoy arriving at stillness.
A 3 – 4 min warm up to help improve flexibility in the hips & tone abdominal muscles. Move at your own pace allowing a steady Ujjayi or ‘Ocean’Breath* to be cultivated to soothe the nervous system. *Ujjayi or Ocean Breath is a lengthened more audible breath achieved by gently contracting the back of… Read More
A 3 – 4 min seated warm up to help open the side of the body & build on your abdominal strength.
A 3 – 4 min kneeling warm up to help lengthen the spine, build a little upper body strength & connect with the ever present breath.
I was recently asked to write a piece for Aberdeen City & Shire’s Raring-2-Go Magazine on Yoga for Tweenagers . What on earth are they!? Well it’s a new buzzword for youngsters aged 10 -1 4. Keen to keep our Tweenagers healthy & happy this Summer, here’s the advice I gave along with this fun Yoga… Read More
Yoga Science at Techfest in Aberdeen is approaching it’s 3rd Year ! Held as part of Techfest’s Activity Weekend on 25 & 26 August 2018 at the Robert Gordon University Garthdee Campus – the whole weekend is a great family event featuring science & technology brought to life by different experts. Developed by myself & colleague Sandra Cook, Yoga Science is a… Read More
Our of our class themes is Patanjali’s 5th Yama from the Yoga Sutras, Aparaigraha, roughly translated as ‘Letting Go’ or ‘Non-Hoarding’. We can extend this theme beyond the Yoga mat into our wider lives in particular our homes – and the following piece may help. Here’s an article I wrote for Spectrum Magazine in 2017… Read More