Tension vs Compression in Yoga

Tension vs Compression in Yoga

Have you ever wondered why, after years of dedicated yoga practice, you are still not able to realise that elusive pose?   Have you ever considered that this may be more to do with the structure of your body and less to do with lack of ‘effort’ on your behalf?...
The Importance of Breath in Yoga

The Importance of Breath in Yoga

Awareness of breath and synchronising breath and movement is what makes yoga, yoga; and not gymnastics or any other physical practice.   In this article, I talk about different ways the breath influences our yoga practice; how the breath and mind are closely...
The Play of the Three Gunas

The Play of the Three Gunas

What can we learn about balance from Yoga Philosophy? Esther Ekhart explains the interplay of the three Gunas.   The Three Gunas The ancient teachings of yoga, like the Samkhya Philosophy and also the Bhagavad Gita, talk about three essential aspects of nature....
Anatomy of the Core

Anatomy of the Core

The core is what supports us; it’s connected to our vital life force…   With a strong core you improve almost every yoga pose, and the whole practice of yoga becomes much easier and safer. Your balance and ease in the practice will increase. On a spiritual...