Compassion for health and wellbeing

Listening to our hearts “The intimacy that arises in listening and speaking truth is only possible if we can open to the vulnerability of our own hearts. Breathing in, contacting the life that is right here, is our first step. … Continued

Be here now

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Making each moment count by Charlotte Watts The title of this article is a homage to the seminal quote by Ram Dass, formerly Dr Richard Alpert, the Harvard psychology professor who turned his back on Western thinking to become a … Continued

Props and clothes for yoga

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by Charlotte Watts Props are an important part of a body intelligent yoga practice as they can offer support, resistance and bridge the gap between yourself and the floor when you can’t quite reach. This last point is crucial; if … Continued

Yoga pose directory

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Composition of Yoga Asanas (poses) Each pose has a description broken down into the following sections (when relevant) so we can describe in a to-the-point way that is most easy to readily apply. Approach:  a brief introduction and anything to … Continued

Yoga – Mind within Body

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By Charlotte Watts – first published in NHS Magazine November 2010 When going to a yoga class it is all too easy to simply get caught up in what this can do for us physically, without considering the mental, emotional … Continued

Yoga For Weight Loss

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How can yoga help me lose weight if it is slow and calming? by Charlotte Watts Weight loss is not simply about punishing exercise to burn calories. Our state of health is determined by what we put into our bodies … Continued

Yoga For The Mind

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Research News from Yoga For The Mind We have mentioned some of these studies in The De-Stress Diet, but here is an article enhancing the Calm for Life chapter in the book from the Yoga For The Mind website. The following research … Continued

Yoga benefits eating disorders

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Yoga can help with eating disorders, according to a recent study in the USA. A clinical study demonstrated that yoga can reduce eating disorder symptoms in adolescents. A total of 50 girls and four boys aged 11-21 years were randomised … Continued

Savasana tips

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Savasana – not just ‘lying there’ by Khadine Morcom In probably 99% of yoga classes we practice savasana (corpse pose) at the end of the class.  As enjoyable as savasana is you may still have wondered why do we practice … Continued

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