30 October 2013

A moment of Zen at the London Yoga show 2013

The Yoga Mama team had a wonderful (busy) time at the Om Yoga show here in London.

The show also featured the Mind, Body exhibition where there was plenty of weird and wonderful things happening, including spiritual hair cutting.

We met so many lovely people and I was really happy to have some of my yoga pals drop by and say hello... A big thank you to everyone who made it possible.

Here are some photos of the event. For more details on Pregnancy yoga teacher training in London go to www.yogamama.co.uk

The one quiet moment
    
 Some of the Yoga Mama team 

                       
Some of the Yoga Mama team 

The Yoga Mama stand

Kevin joins the team :-)
Marygrace

 Mel from Yogaclicks brings us a smile
                
 Scott from Stillpoint yoga London selling t-shirts... not :-)) 
   

  It's a family affair... the husband 
                                       
Cupcakes

 Olympia, such a beautiful building 
     
The wonderful Michael Gannon demonstrates Bandha 
The wonderful Michael Gannon demonstrates Bandha 
                       

Pyramid selling?

 Clearly where I'm going wrong. 


23 October 2013

16 October 2013

Quiet London



Quiet London is a beautiful book full of quiet spots in London-written and photographed by the wonderful artist Siobhan Wall. As a Londoner I love the vibrancy and mix of London-I also love quiet spaces too, and this book offers many "secret spots" I didn't know about.

Siobhan is currently writing another Quiet London book and the Yoga Mama studio in Putney has the privilege of being listed in it.

I would highly recommend this to both Londoners and visitors to the capital- who need a little "time out" from the hustle and bustle of the city- and those that enjoy beautiful original photographs of places in London, that you wont find in a guide book.

Available from Amazon

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Quiet-London-Siobhan-Wall/dp/0711231907/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1381671173&sr=8-1&keywords=quiet+London

14 October 2013

All about the balance. Coconut water, wine and beer.



A snap from inside my fridge this week. The mix of wine, beer and vita coca sort of sums up my family really. The ones that drink wine and beer don't go in for the coco water-and the coco water drinker doesn't go in for wine or beer. In summary none of us need worry about the other nicking all the drinks :-)

Svadhayaya ; Self study

Svadhyaya : means self- study. A teacher can only guide a yoga student. A student must then go and study- expanding the knowledge they have learnt from their teacher, until they have some deeper personal understanding of the subject, being shown to them.


Swadhayadisthaddevatasamprayogah YS 2.44

While practicing self study we totally submerse ourselves in the deity that we have chosen.

See Sharath Jois- Astanga yoga Anusthana for his interpretation on this. 

01 October 2013

Sharath Jois yoga. Warrior 1 & 2




Interesting to see Sharath count into the pose, but not in the pose its self-same as Manju Jois did in a resent led class I attended.
This is exactly how I was taught this sequence by my teacher Nancy Gilgoff-I notice some teachers ( and students) go into a really deep Utkatasana. Lovely to see the shala in Mysore, sweated it out in that spot a few times myself :-)