Why bother with breath in yoga?

Jasper Van der Heijden , SYT, Yoga Centrum Tilburg, Netherlands   Recently a new student asked me: “Why do we care about breath in yoga anyway?” This caused me to stumble for a moment as different possible answers rushed through my head. The trick is not to...

Mad Me, Mad World

By Nova C S Milesko Founder of Affinity Yoga Teacher Training   Having been a yoga teacher for long enough to weather some pretty lean winters, it comes as no surprise that things suddenly getting very busy again. I have noticed there seems to be a yoga take up...

Ageing Is A Spiritual Journey

The truth is, staying youthful, as the year’s pass is a choice you make now, not tomorrow but right now. Whatever age you are, you can turn back the hands of time and re-youth yourself by loosening up the body using gentle Yoga stretches, which I will share with you...

Why Yin Yoga May Just Save The World

Many of you will have come into contact with some slow or restorative yoga at some point. Really the main difference between Yin and the others is in the background intention of Yin yoga. But that is a big difference, instead of just leaving you to relax in some...

Why You Should Do Yoga When Pregnant

Pregnancy and birth is the largest emotional and physical change that a womans’ body will undergo. It is a time of great change where women become more aware of the workings of their body, and as the baby grows in the womb, the extra weight results in an altered...

Stress, Relaxation and Yoga

Imagine a sabre-toothed tiger that is just about to jump at you. Imagine its huge, clawed paws and its open mouth, full of razor-blade sharp teeth. Your whole body and mind goes into an emergency mode – you are ready to face the danger. Does this image make your alarm...

A Table for Two: Happy, Healthy and Full in Pregnancy

The old saying “you are what you eat” is true for all stages of life. Pregnancy, however, calls to take a fresh look at food. Good nutrition can give the baby a head start that will influence her for the rest of her life. Generally speaking, moderation and balance,...