Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Yoga workshop this Sunday

unlock your body, access your energy, reconnect, breathe, feel alive, do yoga

Yoga workshop Sunday 9th October 12:00 - 14:00


St Michael's Mead Community Centre

Turners Crescent
Bishop's Stortford 
CM23 4QQ


Thursday, 15 September 2016

A Secret History of Yoga

Click here to listen to The Secret History of Yoga on BBC Radio 4

Well worth a listen - it's 28 minutes long

Monday, 22 August 2016

Yoga Classes resume wk beginning 5th September 2016

Yoga classes with Sarah resume the week beginning 5th September 2016.

Please click here for venue and timetable info.

Looking forward to welcoming back the regulars and meeting all the new peeps!


Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Sunny Yoga Days

Hope you're all taking advantage of the gorgeous, sunny weather. Unroll your mat and get creative!

You don't need to have an exact sequence in mind....just start with Downward Dog and see where your body leads you.

See you all back at class early September! Click here for class timetable


Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Cooling yoga tonight

Hands up who'd like to do cooling yoga poses tonight... too!

See you at 7pm - Bishop's Park Community Centre, beside Tesco Superstore, Stortford

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Monday, 30 May 2016

Uttanasana with compact legs and pelvis

There are so many ways of experiencing Uttanasana, each one resulting in awakening sensititivity in different areas.

In this way, with the belt around the feet and pelvis the belt creates a compactness in the legs and pelvis. The sacrum is drawn in, along with the femur heads - which is very useful for people with hyper-mobility, although all can benefit. This action stimulates the organs of the pelvis, including the reproductive organs. The bones of the legs working against the resistance of the belt is beneficial for bone density.

Place a looped belt beneath your heels, feet together.

Bend your knees a little & tighten the belt.

Slowly straighten the legs, using the resistance of the belt, lifting the buttocks. Keep the hips gripped, lift the inner ankles & knees.

 The belt must be tight for you to feel the resistance as you straighten the legs

Focus on maintaining the length in the front body, pubice to sternum. Keeping the shoulders away from the ears, press the hands into the bricks & lift your face to aid the dorsal moving in & the sternum lengthening.

If you are pregnant or have a spinal disc problem you should remain in this position & not descend the trunk further.


A restorative way of practising Uttanasana is to have the back against the wall

In this way, the wall helps you to extend and draw the trunk closer to the legs, whilst releasing the back, neck and face. It soothes and quietens the brain, leaving you feeling refreshed and energised.