This research evaluates yoga’s historical development and discerns continuities and discontinuities within the practice. Prominence is given to changing attitudes towards physical mortification and cultivation over the period of 2,500 years. In addition to the exposition of the development of body ideals, this essay attempts to recognise and combine yoga’s substantial legacy with the demands of the present-day world.
Blessing a bride-to-be and her bride tribe with a gift of yoga no longer comes as a surprise. The times are changing and the wellbeing industry is seeing a growing need for more meaning, depth and connection in those once-in-a-lifetime type of events – hen-do’s and stag-do’s. Yoga can offer this and more, making the celebration truly special and memorable.
Nothing can wake our hamstrings up quite as well as a thorough forward bend. It could be a standing or sitting pose, and even an inversion. But what is it exactly that happens in our body and mind when we bend forward, and how can we perfect getting there?
Backbends, commonly known in yoga as heart or chest openers, are an integral part of any yoga practice. They are invigorating and strengthening, releasing the spine as well as the chest and shoulder area – places where lots of us hold tensions. If practised safely, with an appropriate mindset and warm-up, they can be very exhilarating and freeing, improving our posture in the long term.
After a long week, it's time to create space just for yourself.
With his latest retreat Duncan Hulin proves that one doesn’t need to go all the way to the Himalayas to experience yogic bliss.
It’s Summer time, the season of warm days worth spending outdoors. Whatever your favourite activities in the open air are we hope your yoga practice is on that list too. If not, we will help you start.
We invite you to join us for this memorable annual event celebrating unity in diversity on Sunday morning at Belmont Park in Exeter.
We are delighted to invite you to our Holistic & Mindfulness-Based Yoga workshop at this year's Off Grid Festival in Exeter.
"What's not to love?" That's the theme of our 8th edition of 108 Sun Salutes at Belmont Park Exeter. Similarly to the last year's edition we will be supporting Exeter Respect Festival and unity in diversity with a sequence of 108 sun salutes led by 17 different teachers.