Alignment In Asana “10 Top Tips” By Graham Burns

  Focussing on the alignment of the physical body in yoga postures (asanas) should never be done simply to create a picture perfect physical shape. Rather, alignment in asana has two main purposes: first, to ensure that the postures are done in a way which minimises the risk of injury, and, secondly, to ensure that […]


Depending on perspective, savasana is either very easy or very advanced. According to the Hatha Yoga Pradipika, “lying down on the ground, like a corpse, is called savasana. It removes fatigue and gives rest to the mind.” It is an essential and non-negotiable part of practice. With savasana, there are possibilities to be less agitated […]

Owning My Own Story

Owning My Own Story – Do You I grew up and had a pretty non-descript normal childhood in Essex, living with both parents (that was still quite normal then), I had one brother, no pets apart from goldfish and had a happy, normal life. I did well at school, chose not to go to Uni […]

6 Reasons Why You Might Experience An Emotional Release On The Yoga Mat

   I have been teaching Yoga for a few years and many students confess to having an emotional release on the mat. Myself? Oh yes, I have cried many times during a practice. What have I learnt? Let it flow….So why does this happen? Throughout our busy lives we often have no time to let […]

Why good alignment is so important.

“Alignment” is such a buzz-word in yoga but have you ever stopped to actually think about why alignment is so important? Here are the main reasons why I think that focusing on healthy alignment is so important during our asana practice: 1) Correct alignment helps to stabilise our joints while incorrect alignment can cause our […]

Antiaging Yoga – Huffington Post

Huffington Post Antiaging YogaHuffington PostWhen I was 22 years old, a friend and I went into a local bookstore and saw a display of exercise videos, including one titled, Yoga for Beginners. The middle-aged woman demonstrating the pose on the cover looked strong, stable, flexible, and joyful … Brought to you by Google News. Read […]

Yoga and Recovery – Huffington Post

Yoga and RecoveryHuffington PostWith yoga, I found the combination of stretching, breathing, and visualization to be profoundly relaxing and soothing to my then restless mind. When I become a teacher, I found ways to share the benefits of these mental and physical exercises; first as … Brought to you by Google News. Read the rest […]

Yoga guru Tara Stiles shares game-changing secret from her morning routine – Yoga guru Tara Stiles shares game-changing secret from her morning routineToday.comTara Stiles is the founder of Strala Yoga, a global yoga studio that's headquartered in Manhattan. A former ballerina and model known for her unpretentious, nontraditional teaching style (she skips chanting and names poses in English, not Sanskrit … Brought to you by Google […]

9 Things You Should Never Do in Yoga Class – Yahoo Health

Yahoo Health 9 Things You Should Never Do in Yoga Class Yahoo Health Not only is it challenging to learn the lingo (pranayama wha?) and master the poses, but the overall vibe of yoga is very different from your typical fitness class. And while most yoga studios are incredibly warm and welcoming to beginners, there […]

Yoga for Hangovers – Shape Magazine

Shape Magazine Yoga for HangoversShape MagazineThe first time I went to yoga hung over from a never-ending client dinner the night before, the teacher hovered over me for what felt like the whole class, pontificating on the evils of alcohol, coffee, meat, cheese, capitalism, and leather, for that … Brought to you by Google News. […]