A twist on trikonasana

Alyson in variation of trikonasana or triangle standing yoga pose

Trikonasana (triangle pose, or more correctly utthita trikonsasna – extended triangle), is one of the 'classic' yoga poses that is depicted in most books on yoga (and now in yoga images and videos online). However, there are several different ways of approaching this posture, and this Yoga Journal article outlines five different styles of yoga … Continue reading A twist on trikonasana

5 top tips for yoga every day at home

Female in standing yoga pose with one leg crossed over the other

When the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions came into force there was a surge of interest in online yoga, and many yoga teachers (me included) transitioned to online teaching. Lots more people starting doing yoga at home - with or without online classes - and were maybe able to get into some sort of routine around other … Continue reading 5 top tips for yoga every day at home

Why it’s good to step out of our comfort zone

Image of two people doing acro yoga

In my previous post about resilience I explained why it's important that we keep doing the things that we enjoy and make us feel good, whether that's five minutes of meditation or a 50 minute walk every day. Doing things we're familiar and comfortable with is helpful as it keeps us calm, emotionally balanced and … Continue reading Why it’s good to step out of our comfort zone

Relieving lower back discomfort

Cat doing cat posture

It's very common to experience short bouts of lower back pain or discomfort. Often it might feel like a dull ache, not too painful really, but noticeable when you do certain things like getting up out of a chair. In many cases temporary discomfort may be from lack of movement and too much sitting, and … Continue reading Relieving lower back discomfort

Wellbeing workshops on pain, stress and anxiety

Yoga mats laid out in circle in room

I'm delighted to be offering two wellbeing workshops this autumn in Dumfries. Following positive feedback from the workshop on understanding chronic (persistent) pain, I'm going to be delivering this workshop again, but it'll be slightly longer at 3 hours to allow more time for the practical things. In addition, I'm going to be delivering a … Continue reading Wellbeing workshops on pain, stress and anxiety

New blog for yoga tips from Yoga i Bawb

yoga i bawb logo

The Ceredigion/West Wales group of yoga teachers, Yoga i Bawb (Yoga for All in English), has recently started a yoga blog on its website. The blog will mainly feature tips and ideas for people to try at home, and is available in Welsh and English. Check it out on the Yoga i Bawb website in … Continue reading New blog for yoga tips from Yoga i Bawb

Yoga survey results on impact of yoga asana practice

Graph showing healing benefits of yoga

Recently, a large international yoga survey was undertaken by yoga teacher David Keil to assess the impact of yoga asana practice on physical health and injury. He explains that this was partly in response to the rather sensational article in the New York Times by William Broad about his book (The Science of yoga: the … Continue reading Yoga survey results on impact of yoga asana practice

Variety is the spice of life – and of yoga! (Guest post)

Read on for a guest post about going to different yoga teachers and what it taught the student, not just about yoga, but about herself. "In the 25+ years of my life that I’ve been practising yoga, I have always been quite a ‘monogamous’ student. In the various places I’ve lived, I have always managed … Continue reading Variety is the spice of life – and of yoga! (Guest post)