28 December 2011

2nd Series Ashtanga with Santina


I love the opening text that goes with this clip-Santina looks to be really in her yoga practise, and not performing solely for the camera.

Quote of the day

 There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things
which are beyond the power of our will.

Epictetus

27 December 2011

Quote of the day

A person is a person because he recognises others as persons

Bishop Desmond Tutu

22 December 2011

21 December 2011

Dog in the festive spirit


Festive dog 031, originally uploaded by yogamama.co.uk.
My dog was well and truly in the festive spirit.

17 December 2011

My Sunny yoga studio

Pilates room-013

Down dog variation in my beautiful yoga space :-)

16 December 2011

Mental Transformation & Quick fix society

I came across this item by the Dali Lama which I found to be so spot on-We are in a quick fix society and transformation of any kind takes time...the path to transformation is a long one, with twists and turns all the way..better to be on it than not in my humble opinion.

One thing that you should remember is that mental transformations take time and are not easy. I think some people from the West, where technology is so good think that everything is automatic.
You should not expect this spiritual transformation to take place within a short time; keep it in your mind and make a constant effort, then after 1 year, 5years 10 years, 15 years you will eventually find some change. I still sometimes find it very difficult to practise these things. However, I do believe these practises are extremely useful.

Dali Lama

14 December 2011

Yoga Mama Iphone app-Prenatal yoga








Here is a short clip from my prenatal Iphone application. To view more clips go to yogamama at youtube or to purchase the application see the link below,

App Store - Yogamama

itunes.apple.com/gb/app/yogamama/id417941285?mt=8
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Read reviews, get customer ratings, see screenshots and learn more about Yogamamaon the App Store. Download Yogamama and enjoy it on your iPhone, ..

All clothes from Sweaty Betty

13 December 2011

Zico Coconut Water

For all you lovers of coconut water-Zico which is currently available in the US, are launching their wares in London



"ZICO is green coconut water blended for a consistently delicious,
isotonic, low calorie way to stay refreshed and replenished throughout
your active day. As an isotonic, and with high levels of potassium
(569mg potassium per 414ml bottle), ZICO is ideal replenishment during
or after exercise, but makes for perfect all-day refreshment whenever
you’re on-the-go."

Basically it's a great way to hydrate during and after yoga and is low in calories, isotonic and a natural source of potassium. Coming to London soon.

For more information go to the Zico website



11 December 2011

Yoga sutra Patanjali

TATRA STHITAU YATNO,BHYASAH

Of these two, effort towards steadiness of mind is practise.
Here Patanjali means continuous practise, not just for one or two days. You have to always be at it, not just a few minutes a day and then allowing the mind to have its own free time all the other hours.It means you become eternally watchful, scrutinizing every thought, every word and every action.

Book one 13.
Translation Sri Swami Satchiddananda

10 December 2011

Ashtanga Yoga Third Series with Kino MacGregor



I understand  there is some controversy around this third series dvd by Kino-I personally would like to see it

07 December 2011

Runners Knee / Ilio-Tibial Band Friction Syndrome

Runners Knee / Ilio-Tibial Band Friction Syndrome (ITBFS) The Iliotibial Band is a long band of fascia that runs from the outside of the hip, along the outer thigh and to the side of the knee. Ilio-Tibial Band Friction Syndrome (ITBFS) occurs when an overly tight Iliotibial Band rubs on the outer part of the knee and causes the fascial band to become inflamed through over-friction. Also, between the IT Band and the bony outer knee lies a bursa, (a lubricated pad which is there to help prevent over-friction of the IT Band as mentioned above), which can become entrapped by the IT Band and become inflamed itself. Symptoms ITBFS is characterised by pain, tenderness and swelling on the outer part of the knee and thigh. It is generally aggravated by movement of the knee, and relieved by knee inactivity. Causes ITBFS is generally considered to be an overuse condition; so a repetitive activity like running is commonly related. Repetitive loading of the knee, e.g. running or cycling Abnormal foot biomechanics, e.g. flat feet Incorrect footwear Weak pelvic hip muscles, e.g. Gluteus Medius

06 December 2011

Quote of the day


Always be kind,
For everyone is fighting a hard battle.

Plato

05 December 2011

Yoga Girl music video




A Funny tongue in cheek yoga video from Eco-Snobbery Sucks-by Jeffrey Davies


http://ecosnobberysucks.com/about/

My girl does yoga

Yoga

The girl child at my yoga studio in Putney-she is currently unable to practice yoga because of her broken wrist :-(

04 December 2011

Bollywood yoga




This guy contacted me recently about running this class to our staff -Not entirely sure if this yoga? or if I could persuade our team to do it? but it look like fun what ever you want to call it!

www.yogawithkush.com 

Pose of the day


Yoga, originally uploaded by yogamama.co.uk.

Upavista Konasana variation.