Tag: yoga posture practice

Freeing the Breath

"As for the proper inner breath, it is called the Embryonic Breath. Since it is naturally inside you, you do not have to seek outside for it." – Master Great Nothing of Sung-Shan in the famous Taoist Canon on Breathing Most people somehow connect breathing with yoga. Over the years that…

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…

Making connections, on and off the yoga mat

The inspiration for this blog post Chris went to a yoga class at one of The Hague’s yoga places last week. The teacher simply walked in and started teaching. He had not asked Chris’ name, or if he had practiced yoga before. Chris has been practicing yoga since 1975. He can…

Een verstilde wereld om te ontdekken

Deze blog post is een bijdrage van Marieke Vos. Zij neemt sinds meer dan 5 jaar aan onze lessen deel en heeft yoga tot een deel van haar leven gemaakt. En deelt dit ook met enthousiasme met haar partner want met regelmaat komen zij naar de Yogashala voor een partner yoga…

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…

Hoe leert ons lichaam? Yoga LEREN doen (2)

Yoga moet je LEREN doen. En dat op basis van hoe ons lichaam leert, namelijk middels herhaling en op een manier die ons een veilig gevoel geeft. In Dynamic yoga lessen integreren wij dit continu in de lesmethodiek. Daarbij nemen we de aan het menselijk lichaam eigen kwetsbaarheid en fysieke beperkingen in acht (dit…

Blissful, soft, spacious and totally meant to be

Totally meant to be Yoga interests me. It shows me a different dimension of life. Underneath the functional dimension of daily life with all its pleasures and problems, (work related) activities and social relationships, lays a layer where functionality and identity do not have a place. It is an unfocused, meditative…

Welcomed, invited to explore and challenged at Yogashala

Yoga @ Yogashala This testimonial is a contribution by Gosia Wysocka who discovered the fruits of yoga at Yogashala. Since she moved to the UK, she has been looking for a similiar yoga experience. You can read her story below. "Yogashala for me is THE place on earth for deepening my yoga practice. I…

Yoga and Resilience (3)

Part 3      Click here for part 2 Read about yoga and resilience in this post that Yogashala guest teacher Marcella Dean contributed to our blog. You can find her regularly on Sunday mornings at Yogashala, teaching from her deeply rooted love for yoga. Sincere yoga practice bears fruits…