Spreading the love for Yoga This week marked the start of our weekly Yoga classes with the ladies from the income generation programme at Philani Maternal, Child Health and Nutrition Project, and what a joy it was to ommmm with them! While it took us a few minutes to convince the ladies to give it a try (“Yoga? I don’t know, I
While individualising your Yoga journey is important, avoiding the following can go a long way to ensure you don’t give up on it. Common mistakes in a yoga class #1 Skipping the beginning and/or the end So many people come in a few minutes or even up to 15 minutes after the class has started. Therefore, sometimes missing the
Traditionally yoga was taught one on one. Here are a few reasons why: Perfect alignment in a private yoga class When going to a class of +-30 people the yoga instructor will probably not get around to all 30 yoga students which leaves room for bad alignment. Bad alignment can easily cause injuries that will leave you unable to do
If you have done yoga before, you know how relaxed and lazy you can feel after a great yoga class, especially if you finish with Sivasana (Corpse Pose). How are you meant to go back to work after yoga?! There are a few steps to follow that will ensure that you feel energized, productive and eager to work after yoga.
In all the years I have been practicing and teaching Yoga, I have had countless conversations with Yogis and non-Yogis alike and they all had a common thread that I have never felt quite comfortable with – what Yoga and Yogis should (or sometimes shouldn’t) be. I have heard it all: “Yogis shouldn’t get angry” “Yoga should be a spiritual