Category Archives: Restorative Practices

Restorative yoga for happy hips

Struggling with tight hips? Find a new openness through release and surrender with this restorative yoga sequence. Tightness in the hips often comes from sitting all day, exercising a lot, or emotional tension – this part of our body is home to our sacral chakra, relating to our emotional identity. Feeling stuck here in some…
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Alternate nostril breathing: balance, clarity and the energy body

If you have limited time for pranayama - yoga's breathing techniques - nadi shodhana or alternate nostril breathing is the most important one. It's also a gem of a practice that brings glimpses of serenity to everyday life. Apart from feeling instantly calming and centring, its benefits include: - Reducing stress and anxiety - Calming…
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Yoga for lower back relief – 3 backbends

After my post Yoga for lower back relief - 4 poses resonated with many, I wanted to share with you how selected backbends can be enormously helpful in both relieving and preventing lower back pain. Backbends might seem like advanced and scary poses, only for the extremely flexible and fit. In reality there are backbends for everyone, and we have actually all already done those I…
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Yoga for lower back relief – 4 poses

Whether it's due to working at a desk, carrying/lifting children, slouching when we stand or any number of other reasons, 'non-specific' lower back pain is so widespread today. This simple sequence will give you much-needed relief. You can do it at any time of the day. If you have very little time, just do the first and/or last pose. If…
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