Category Archives: Physical Practice/Asana

Forest yoga: for walkers, runners and adventurers

We are big fans of the great outdoors. While recently in southern Germany's stunning Black Forest I felt like practising some outdoor yoga, and this simple, forest-inspired sequence came to me. It works well for walkers, trekkers, runners and outdoor adventurers. You can do it as part of your walk (or at the end) to…
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Seasonal yoga for Spring: 3 tips for balance

Spring is a time of new beginnings, growth and reaching out. It's time to come out of the comfy hibernation of winter, step confidently into action and create. In yoga, many people now feel naturally drawn to more expansive poses, new challenges and energising breathing techniques to sharpen the mind. Spring also embodies some potentially tricky opposites - a significant transition from darkness to light,…
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Morning yoga sequence – energy and optimism

I'm often asked for a short morning yoga sequence that creates energy but doesn’t require too much of it - something to start the day right. Here's a gentle, energising sequence that will bring the sun firmly into your heart and a positive attitude to your mind. It's a variation of the classical yoga sun…
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Core strength: 3 steps to float your boat pose

Core strength is challenging, especially for women (and especially after having a baby/babies), but it is totally possible to build it gradually and with long-term effects. One of the most popular yoga poses associated with core strength and stability is navasana or boat pose. All challenging poses (or tasks) can be broken down into progressive, digestible steps. Working with…
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