The Bhagavad Gita (sometimes referred to as ‘the Gita’) is believed by Hindu traditionalists to have come into existence in the third or fourth millennium BCE. Although some dispute that it probably dates from the fifth century to the second century BCE. It is a Sanskrit scripture, which is part of the far lengthier scripture Mahabharata (chapters 25 – 42 of the 6th book of Mahabharata). Although the Bhagavad Gita is an integral part of Hindu religious tradition, it is also highly regarded by Buddhists and other religions as a profound teaching.  The chapters, which make up The Bhagavad Gita, consist of a transcript dialogue,Read More →

Lovely article here from Yoga Journal, describing technique for Ujjayi Breath. Enjoy! (oo-jy [rhymes with “pie”]-ee) ujjayi = to conquer, to be victorious Step by Step Ujjayi is especially known for the soft hissing sound the breather makes by directing her inhales and exhales over the back of her throat. To learn how, try this. Inhale through your nose, then exhale slowly through a wide-open mouth. Direct the out-going breath slowly across the back of your throat with a drawn-out HA sound. Repeat several times, then close your mouth. Now, as you both inhale and exhale through your nose, direct the breath again slowly acrossRead More →

Savasana might look like a cosy little snooze at the end of your yoga practice. But it’s actually a fully conscious pose aimed at being awake, yet completely relaxed. In Savasana — also known as corpse pose — you lie down on your back and relax your body and mind so you may fully assimilate the benefits of your asana practice. During this pose, you close your eyes, breathe naturally, and practice eliminating tension from the body. Ideally, this posture lasts for 10 to 20 minutes (anything less than 10 and you’ve been cheated!) However, even a few minutes of Savasana is said to haveRead More →

It makes economic sense to eat seasonally as fruit and vegetables are sold more cheaply when they are in season. Eating seasonally has health benefits too: foods in season contain the nutrients, minerals and trace elements that our bodies need at particular times of year. For example the fruit and vegetables that are coming into season for Autumn/winter, such as butternut squash and apples, are packed with vitamin C to boost our resistance to winter colds.Read More →