Tag: yoga relaxation

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…

Yoga. I love it, I hate it. I don’t know.

This blog post is a contribution by Joan Smient, one of our regular yoga students. Joan has an outspoken personality and having her in class always adds something to the class. We are grateful for her testimonial and decided to publish it on our blog. We hope you'll enjoy reading it! …

Yogashala á la 2016

We opened Yogashala 11 years ago ...and our love for teaching yoga and the compassion we bring to it is more steady than ever. When we started the adventure of our yoga studio we had no idea what the outcome would be. We meanwhile have experienced that when you offer a service like teaching yoga from the heart, no business…

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…

Yoga and Resilience (2)

Part 2    Click here for part 1. 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.  Yoga comes into the picture I…

From the obvious to the subtle in yoga posture practice

Discomfort in yoga posture practice How often are you not comfortable in your body or with the thoughts that your mind accumulates? How often do you experience discomfort in body and mind, one caused by the other, even in yoga posture practice? Yoga posture practice can be an invitation to get over…