The Thigh Mandala

S P I R A L S O F N A T U R E

  🌀 W E  A R E  N A T U R E Nowhere in nature do we find straight lines. . 🌀Spirals are everywhere; from our DNA to the collagen which forms the basis of our connective tissue, the fascial lines, even our bones grow in spirals. They can also be found everywhere from religious architecture and art to ferns, flowers, weather patterns and galaxies. Spirals are prevalent in nature. 🌀When we do our practice, it helps to think of the body moving in these spirals. We can create whole sequences based on the […]

Twisted Roots Yin Yoga

Y I N Y O G A S E Q U E N C E / H E A R T & H I P S

Y I N  F O R  T H E  W E E K E N D Are you ready for some Yin home practice this weekend?  Here is a lovely wee practice just for you to enjoy. As always keep it simple, go through each shape and adjust to what works for you. Remember there is no right way to practice, just listen deeply to what is happening on the inside – in that body of yours 🙂 it will guide you well.  1) Melting Heart – God what a pose. Here you will be […]

Girl doing a yoga pose

Your Body, Your Yoga!

Your Body, Your Yoga. Did you know that your body cannot be opened by force? Your muscles will contract and get tighter, not longer or looser. The way I open my body is with yin yoga … I have spent the past 5+ years practicing 3 times a week alongside my yang Ashtanga practice. Honestly, I think I have got it down to a fine art! But I’m also aware that I have relatively open joints. Once I had learnt how to work through most of my tensile limitation. Your Bones are Your Bones However, […]

Yin Yoga & restorative yoga glasgow

YIN YOGA / RESTORATIVE YOGA … What is the difference?

YIN YOGA / RESTORATIVE YOGA … What is the difference?   This looks pretty easy right? try staying here for longer then 2 mins and you will see that Yin Yoga can be a bit deceiving.   A lot of the time Yin is treated like a restorative practice when it is not. It is quite demanding. Restorative yoga is different, it is about restoring an unhealthy / injured body back to normal health. The poses are similar to Yin yoga poses but more props are used to support the pose in order to restore […]