Feeling a bit jaded with your classic straight up supported shoulderstand (salamba sarvangasana)? Last week in my classes we looked at shoulderstands and several of the variations you can do. For the gentle/beginners' class the options were: legs on a chair (lie flat on the mat, calves resting on a chair seat) legs up wall … Continue reading Supported shoulderstand and variations
How do you feel about headstand and shoulderstand? Do you enjoy practising them? Do they make you feel good? Do you feel comfortable with how to enter, hold and exit the poses? If you're a yoga teacher, do you feel confident in assessing how students are coping with entering, holding and exiting these poses? Lots … Continue reading How do you feel about headstand and shoulderstand?
Why bother practising yoga? Well, there are a number of reasons why, and ways that it can improve your life and lifestyle. Here are just a few that I thought of whilst gardening, in no particular order! 1. It can help improve some physical conditions such as lower back problems, stiff and tight shoulders and … Continue reading 10 reasons why yoga is good for you
A friend recently asked me why women are advised not to do inversions if they are on their period. I explained briefly that it's mainly because when we're standing upright the blood flow is down and out, but when we're inverted the blood is then going the other way. Judith Lasater explains it slightly better … Continue reading Inversions and menstruation