A Vinyasa practice to tap into your inner warrior energy. To live fearlessly, we must hold the qualities of a warrior at our heart: steadiness, stability and courage. Every time we practice these important poses we become a little more resilient, a little more robust.
Come to your mat for a fully emerged restorative practice of Savasana - simple, effective and profound renewing energy. May you be filled with peace as you lie in savasana, consciously be guided by the words, your breath and your heart.
A Yin practice to explore the idea of Ahimsa, Loving Kindness. Ahimsa asks that we say and think kind hearted things to ourselves and to others. Another focus of this practice is to stimulate good Kidney energy so we feel energized, uplifted and courageous.
Moving the spine in all six directions every day is amazing not only for your spine, but for the muscles around your spine and all the nerves that come from each vertebra. Forwards, backwards, side to side and twist one way and the other.
A Hatha practice with a focus on the area around the throat chakra, the neck and shoulders. Honing the skill of listening to your inner voice. Speaking your truth, examining the stories that we tell ourselves. Exploring the second yama, Satya, living your life with truthfulness and honesty.
Slow focused movements to create space and strength in and around the shoulders and neck. Excellent practice to discover the length through the side of the body also. Finishing with a supported backbend, Bridge pose and lengthening for the hamstrings and your neck.Need: two blocks and a yoga belt.
Create a comfortable seat, follow the instructions to create the hand mudra and enjoy a guided meditation as you enter an inner sanctuary of exploring the Heart's essential qualities of gratitude, compassion, communion and generosity.
Heart opening Surya Namaskar to cultivate the heart's essential qualities of kindness, compassion, and generosity.
Hatha practice with a short introduction about the first three Yamas - Ahimsa, Satya, Asteya with a focus on the many ways we can be generous. A great practice for the hips, spine and shoulders in order to help lift the energy around the heart.
Need: one block
A movement practice that requires finding balance. Some poses require you to be so present so that you can be balanced in that shape, other poses are about balancing your energy - the Art of Sustaining your energy. Balancing movement and stillness, balancing effort and ease. Enlivening and rejuvenating.
A rejuvenating practice, for your legs especially, but everywhere will benefit from this practice of slowing down. Just two poses in this practice - an active pose to begin with followed by a restorative pose.
Need: yoga belt, either a bolster or rolled up blanket and one block
One pose for this practice.
Give yourself time to receive and renew your energy.
Need: chair (or sofa), blankets, eye pillow, cozy socks. Recommended piece of music to play during this practice (available on Spotify): Soma Mantra by Veronique Dumont.
An introduction to the fifth Yama, Aparigraha - non-hoarding/non-possessiveness and ideas around this principle to contemplate. The movement element of this practice is a gentle warm up for the spine
Move in a way that allows you to let go of anything that does not serve you. Moving your body, in tune with your breath to focus the mind and consciously draw awareness to all that we hold on to.
3 Rounds of Sun Salutations to warm up the body, keep the body strong and healthy.
An introduction to the first Niyama, Saucha - purity. With a few ideas to consider about this principle as we move further into our inner worlds to help sustain our practice. The movement element of this practice is a gentle warm up for the spine.
Every day is a good day to have a sweep of energy through your body, clear out the cobwebs. This practice will have you creating strength and mobility in every part of your spine.
Two rounds of surya namaskar with a focus on energizing your energy with healthy movement for the spine and an opportunity to focus on the present moment and declutter the mind.
An introduction to the second Niyama - Santosha - contentment and a great practice to get your whole body moving and ready for the day. A lovely warm up with an emphasis on the side body.
Cultivate contentment by approaching your practice with the intention of making friends with all parts of yourself, encouraging the feeling of being at ease with movement you do and don't have!
Three rounds of Surya Namaskar with a focus on the side body. Keeping the heart as light as a feather as we explore and move with the breath.
An introduction to the third Niyama - Tapas - meaning fire/heat/flame. This is a great practice to get your whole body moving and ready for the day. A lovely warm up with an emphasis on the keeping the fire in your belly stoked for making positive changes in your life.
A practice to create a little heat in the body, the discipline of coming to your mat is the inner willpower to bring about positive change in your life. Creating heat burns through what is no longer serving you.
An invigorating practice of three rounds of Surya Namaskar with a focus on stoking the fire in the belly. Excellent for core strength.
An introduction to the fourth Niyama - Svadhyaya - meaning self-study. A practice to look after all the joints, with a focus on forward folds in order to create a peaceful, present mind.
A lovely fluid movement practice, encouraging a ripple effect through the spine, creating space . Remember, you are worthy of your own attention, this is self-study in our reactions and patterns of behaviour too.
Three rounds of Surya Namaskar, exploring fluid movements. The more fluid we can be in our lives, the more courage will come through us and help us to move through known and unknown fears and worries. Especially important during times of change.
An introduction to the fifth Niyama - Ishvara Pranidhana - meaning connecting to the divine. Wake up the body and your boost your energy with moving the spine in all six directions. Excellent way to start your day!
A flow practice, close to the earth to feel grounded! Warming up the body to be flexible and ready for your day!
Three rounds of the sacred movement of Surya Namaskar. Feel your body in each shape, moving in a devotional way from one shape to another. Feel strong and empowered through connection.