Like anything in life, the more we learn/see/do, the more we realise there is! The anatomy of a human body is the same, you learn about the muscles, bones and connective tissues but then you remember that each body is unique and you’re likely to come across different proportions and connections forever! What may feel great in one body may well aggravate another, and vice versa.
Archive for month: January 2022
The Benefits of Chaturanga
Chaturanga Dandasana is an advanced form of a low plank and is regularly taught as part of a vinyasa class or within the Ashtanga Yoga Series. So, what’s it about?
Just like plank, which we may be more familiar with, this posture relies hugely on the strength of our core muscles. While you need a strong core to hold a plank, practicing it will hugely strengthen those muscles!
The Benefits of Headstand
An inversion is any pose in yoga, where the head is lower than the heart (opposite to when standing) and there are so many benefits to this type of posture. Headstands call for increased strength and flexibility in order to move toward it, which means that you are gaining on many levels at every step of the journey.
The masculine aspect of being is consistent and unchanging. This is about being the container, the space holder, the awareness that sits behind it all. The feminine then weaves through this structure with constant motion, the power and force that allows for all change and growth. This is where seasonal yoga is born, from an understanding that the natural world, including us, is in constant motion and therefore requires a different approach at different phases and cycles.