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Calling all yogis — especially my North London friends: I am very pleased to announce that I will be joining the Bikram Highbury & Islington yoga community as a teacher.⠀
My regular classes @BikramHighbury will be on Tuesdays: 6.30am and 6.15pm.
If you’re already a regular practitioner, come on down and refresh your practice with a change of scene. If you’re new to yoga, join us. Bikram classes are suitable for all levels from total novices to advanced.
I look forward to seeing you soon!
For a peek at the studio, check out its video
After plenty of toing and froing, and lots of waiting, the Night Tube is finally launching in London on 19 August. The long anticipated entry into the realm of 24-hour Underground transport comes a bit late for many of us — unless 3AM yoga classes become the norm I’m not likely to be out at that hour on too many occasions .
However, whether we use it often or not, the 24-hour Tube is a sign of good health for our city. It signals openness, quite literally; growth; willingness to change; adaptation to the needs of its citizens; energy. The Night Tube is what London would do if London were a yogi.
In a small way, I think that those of us who call the city home, and who strive to make growth, openness, adaptation and flexibility part of our way of being, have something to do with the city’s responsiveness. Maybe we can’t quite take credit for the Night Tube, but let’s just say our collective consciousness is on the right wavelength to make it happen 🙂
With that in mind… let’s celebrate this new development and the freedom it lends to us and our fellow Londoners. At least once, stay up late and see where it takes you…
Where will you go? Share in the comments!
Came across a great post about Vinyasa yoga… Thought I’d share an excerpt! Read the full blog at DoYouYoga
Movement: Vinyasa means “breath-synchronized movement.” It’s a series of poses that move through the power of our inhalations and exhalations.
Vinyasa movements are smooth, and as we flow using our breath as our guide, the practice becomes almost dance-like, which explains why it is sometimes referred to as Vinyasa Flow or just Flow Yoga.
Vinyasa has both physical and mental benefits. Physically, sweat releases toxins and re-energizes our bodies. Mentally, the synchronized breathing relaxes the chatter of the mind and helps to release any blockage of energy flow throughout our bodies.
Music: The merging of yoga with music has led to some of the most transcendent yoga experiences of my life. The vibration of sound influences the emotions; when emotions enter the heart, the rate of our vibration shifts, helping to open our entire being.
Experiencing music during yoga class has expanded my knowledge of ethereal sounds from Deva Primal and Snatam Kaur to the chants of Krishna Das, while flowing to the sacred sounds of Bob Marley has also served as a powerful current for a transformative flow.
Music can be a truly sacred part of yoga practice. Vinyasa Flow has helped me to understand the benefits of chants and words outside the body and how they penetrate more deeply within the body during our practice.
Share your Vinyasa experiences in the comments!
Join me for Warm Vinyasa Flow at Hot Bikram Yoga London Bridge studio, starting 5 November. I will be teaching the 90-minute class at 6:30-8PM every Thursday.
Flow Yoga, also known as Vinyasa (Surya Namaskara) is a sequence of flowing movement at the beginning of the class to warm the body, moving in motion with the breath. This will help bring flexibility to all the muscles and joints and wake up the nervous system.
A gentle, yet powerful series of balancing, stretching, back bending, twisting and mild inverted postures will follow.
During the Flow practice, music will be played. Music can calm and uplift you in so many ways and make the mind at ease when the yoga practice becomes challenging. This class is practised in a warm room and is suitable for all levels from total beginners through to advanced. The class will predominantly follow the same sequence every time.