Ever hated chair pose? Try chair yoga instead.

This morning I went over to the Playbusters’ Women’s Group in the east end to give them a half hour taster of restorative yoga. It’s always rewarding to introduce people to yoga, especially when they all come round from savasana (we did a lovely 10 minute one) feeling like they’ve had a proper night’s sleep.Continue reading “Ever hated chair pose? Try chair yoga instead.”

Wait, yoga’s like clubbing now?

Oof! Today’s gonna be a busy one, and with no time to practise before lunchtime or early afternoon, it had to be early morning yoga. Yeah I know, early morning yoga and early morning clubbing are at different ends of the spectrum, but I reckon they overlap in more than just the time slot, soContinue reading “Wait, yoga’s like clubbing now?”

New Tuesday Venue! Wooden floors, tall ceilings…

From 26th February I’ll be running a Vinyasa Flow class at the Scottish Dance Teachers Alliance (101 Park Road, G4 9JE), Tuesdays 6-7 p.m., which is just north of the park, just south of Great Western Road, and just about perfect for anyone in the West End. It’s a student-friendly fiver for a class, andContinue reading “New Tuesday Venue! Wooden floors, tall ceilings…”

Yoga for the Party Season

Doing yoga every day can be hard, especially in December when it’s cold, dark, and it’s never been two hours (two hours!) since you last ate. (Yoga on a full stomach will have you reaching for the Gaviscon.) With all the shopping dashes and after-work drinks, the wine mulling, ice-skating, and mince-pie making to beContinue reading “Yoga for the Party Season”

When yoga runs hamok

I’ve always loved hammocks, mainly because when I’m in one it makes it easier to imagine I’m sailing across an ungirdled ocean, taking a quick nap between duties as a pirate with a shiny cutlass and a pocket full of wormy biscuits. A nice arcadian rhythm, if you will, between running amok and running hammock. Unfortunately, yoga rules out allContinue reading “When yoga runs hamok”

Make an asana out of yourself

Like many yoga teachers, I practise yoga regularly because it puts me one step closer to nailing a lifelong goal of getting my legs behind my head. But apart from having your right foot hooked around your left ear, one of the best things about yoga is the pose names. Not so much the onesContinue reading “Make an asana out of yourself”