The Power Of Your Authentic Voice

The Power Of Your Authentic Voice

Have you ever been told you can’t sing?

For those of us who have, there are a few paths we consciously, or unconsciously, choose: we either stop singing, or we contain our singing to the shower or car, or to when we’ve consumed the right amount of alcoholic beverages to let ourselves belt out the anthems of our youth.

Yet in my work, my voice is one of my most important tools I use in teaching Yoga. It’s not just what I say, but how I say it. Here I share my journey with reclaiming the power of my unique voice.

Music for Yoga – Ideas, Suggestions and Playlists

Music for Yoga – Ideas, Suggestions and Playlists

I LOVE music. I am constantly astonished by music. By the endless creativity of musicians to produce beautiful, moving, wild rhythms, melody and harmony. I could never imagine life without it. What a blessing music is in our lives!

Yoga is my other love. I regularly join the two together in my own practice and in my classes you will often hear me playing music to support the Yoga. Sometimes I may even bring my guitar and play live for people.

Freedom Yoga with Erich Schiffmann

Freedom Yoga with Erich Schiffmann

Erich Schiffmann teaches what he calls Freedom Yoga – the freedom to teach and practice any style of Yoga he likes! His approach is about tuning in, listening to guidance from within, the inner teacher, and then doing as is prompted.

This encourages and empowers the student to listen and respond to their own body and movement, to practice in a way which respects their body, and how they find themselves at the beginning of each practice.

Reflections on the future of Yoga by Peter Blackaby

Reflections on the future of Yoga by Peter Blackaby

I first heard about Peter Blackaby many years ago when I was still living in my home town Brighton, England, almost 20 years ago. He was becoming a well-known teacher even then. He still teaches in Brighton and I’m hoping to catch a class or two with Peter when...
How to Get a Good Night’s Sleep by Lauren Tober

How to Get a Good Night’s Sleep by Lauren Tober

Good quality sleep is SUCH an important part of our well being.  When we sleep we allow our body to restore and heal itself, both on a physical and psychological level. Depression, anxiety and stress can result in poor sleep, and poor sleep can result in depression, anxiety and stress.

So whichever way you look at it, getting a good nights sleep is vital for our well being.

Half Moon to Child’s Pose Flow

Half Moon to Child’s Pose Flow

We’re gearing up for playing more with video – it’s a great medium for showing movement as opposed to a static photo of a posture. There is so much that may be explored in the transitions between postures, in how we flow, in how we move.

Shoulder Alignment in Downward Dog: Is External Rotation the Best Cue?

Shoulder Alignment in Downward Dog: Is External Rotation the Best Cue?

By Jenni Rawlings, on Yoga International

When considering shoulder alignment in downward facing dog, what are the first cues that pop into your mind? If you’re like most yogis, one of these cues is likely to be “external rotation.” With occasional exceptions, the instruction for the upper arm bone (humerus) to rotate externally in the shoulder socket (glenoid fossa) in down dog is a foundational alignment rule taught in most yoga teacher training programs.

Protecting Your Knee in Pigeon Pose

Protecting Your Knee in Pigeon Pose

By Ray Long MD, of The Daily Bandha

Working with the muscular stabilizers surrounding the individual joints is a central tenet of both injury prevention and rehabilitation. In this blog post we illustrate how to work with myofascial connections to protect your knee in Pigeon and Reclining Pigeon pose.

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