How Slowing Down Changed My Life

From A Cardio Nut to Low-Intensity Exerciser: How Slowing Down Changed My Life This blog post is a contribution by Anamaria Suciu. She has been attending yoga classes at Yogashala and the change she describes below definitely showed on the yoga mat!  Overall, I'm a big proponent of finding a…

Nurturing is cool!

I recently listened to a podcast published by J Brown wherein he interviews Alexandria Crow. Both are experienced yoga teachers. Amongst other subjects they talked about yoga practices that are inspired by ‘nurturing is cool!’, ‘beating yourself up is not cool!’, ‘being nice to yourself and doing good for yourself…

Being intimate

What does it mean to be intimate? Do you ask yourself this question sometimes? And if you do, how many different kinds of being intimate come to your mind? Intimacy in Yoga When I teach yoga I refer a lot to being aware of the breath and the body. It…

Bandhas-After-Party

Bandhas. Mystery. Transformation. Bliss. Last Sunday we taught a workshop 'Bandhas: The mystery unveiled'. It is a special and unique workshop that we have been teaching regularly and we love it. The bandhas are the heart of yoga. They give yoga a 'charge' that makes it different from any other form…

Being spiritual

'Yoga makes you more spiritual'. As I’ve been active in the field of yoga for many years, I’ve heard the most different reasons why people want to practice yoga. ‘Becoming more flexible’ and ‘learning to relax’ are definitely high on the list. But there’s another one: yoga makes you more…