Yoga. Aesthetic v’s Functional alignment.

In order to analyse yoga postures from the perspective of aesthetic versus Functional alignment. I would first like to identify what each means. Aesthetic alignment is based on how a pose looks - in the mirror, to the student or teacher. They are often initiated at the distal areas of the body - for example... Continue Reading →

Commonly taught meditative instructions that may cause difficulties. How a Yin approach could help relieve these conflicts.

Traditional ways that meditation is taught would be classed as a yang approach to meditation. Yang methods direct the meditator to have a particular focus in their meditation and to return to that effort, whenever the mind wanders.   4 commonly taught meditation instructions include; Focusing on the breath - e.g. at the point of... Continue Reading →

Machu Picchu Expedition. September 2018.

After multiple flights across the Atlantic we arrive in Cusco to a warm Peruvian welcome and the charming city that is Cusco. It’s my first time for this trek and it’s been in my head for over 20 years - I’m excited and thrilled to be here. Only a few hours later so taken are... Continue Reading →

The difference between Stressing tissues & Stretching tissues

To stress something is to bear a load on it, stress is the degree of pressure applied - this we can do to our tissues. Tissues are often subjected to stress but no movement occurs. There is no shortening or lengthening of the tissues.  Stretching occurs when the stress loaded is in excess of the... Continue Reading →

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