Naturally, sight is a significant part of our physical yoga practice. Today, and in your next classes, we invite you to examine and play with it. In yoga, Drishti is the “focused gaze”. It is a tool used to develop concentration in our practice. Similar to Ujjayi breath, practicing Drishti helps you to go deeper into a posture.
The team caught up with PYC student, mother of two and style leader Christelle Vignolo Banide. We chatted about her experience with the 21 Day Challenge last November. Hear how she came for the benefits to her body and stayed because of the benefits to her mind.
We caught up with Mariel Witmond, a beloved teacher here at The Power Yoga Company. Mariel crafts beautiful dance-like creative sequences for her classes. Find out why she likes to change it up each week and how she deals with self-doubt.
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.
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?
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.