The benefits of meditation are no secret and can positively affect every part of your being: mind, body and soul. A regular practice can have real, physical impact such as reducing stress and relieving pain. On a deeper level it connects us to our inner divine wisdom.
There are pivotal moments in life when we most need perspective. The space to connect to our intuition and gain clarity on our direction through this life. And so it was that Silvia found herself spending last Christmas in India on a 15 day silent meditation retreat.
Transitions in yoga, and life can be challenging. When we learn to transition with grace and control in our physical practice it affects our life off the mat, filling us with new confidence. We’ve put together some tips on making your transitions smoother and more mindful.
At PYC, we’re introducing a new class to complement your Power Yoga practice: Dharma Yoga with Alix Inness. Sundays from 16:00-17:00 at PYC. They are perfect partners: coming to a Dharma class will open more space in your body to go deeper in your Power Yoga practice.
Dharma Yoga is a graceful and challenging practice. Most poses are held for a longer period of time than in vinyasa practices, which adds a level of difficulty. Alix is lucky enough to have studied under the personal guidance of founder Sri Dharma Mittra, she teaches at PYC every Sunday.
When many people first begin practising yoga, they are afraid of balancing on their hands or arms. However, just as we learn to stand on our feet as children, we can learn to stand on our hands as adults. One of the best things my first yoga teacher ever did for me was ask me […]
Lately the news has been full of stories about mindfulness and the Government is starting to trial mindfulness programmes as part of the curriculum in state schools. But what is ‘mindfulness’ and why do children need it? Mindfulness is training one’s mind to pay attention to the present moment in a non-judgmental and curious way. […]
Hi PYC yogis! I hope you’re all well! I’m writing this blog to explain a little more about Forrest Yoga, a style of practice that has hugely influenced my life and my teaching. I’m really happy to deliver another Forrest Yoga workshop at PYC on 20th May and I would love to see you there. […]
Often students ask me how to develop and maintain a sense of grace and lightness throughout asana practice. My response is always the same; that it is ab-solutely down to the core.Many paint an incomplete picture of the core, associating the core only to the commonly sought after aesthetic of a well-defined ‘six pack’. In truth, […]
I have been teaching a kids class at the Power Yoga Company for over a year now and the more I teach the more I learn from the children. When I was asked to write a blog entry I thought for a long time about what I would say, and I couldn’t decide… should I […]