The koshas are a key aspect in yogic philosophy that help us to understand the science of the self. There are 5 koshas which can be thought of as layered casings of the body; sheath over sheath encasing the soul. Iyengar describes the koshas as lampshades; only when they’re lined up in perfect harmony can the …

Yes. While pilates is a form of exercise to strengthen the core and many muscles that can become weak in our bodies, yoga is an ancient philosophy, of which movement is only one small part. Yoga as an exercise: Yoga movements can be a wonderful way to mobilise, lubricate, strengthen, lengthen and stabilise the muscles, …

In yogic philosophy, we are taught that everything in the material world is governed by these three gunas; that includes the food we eat, the clothes we wear, the music we listen to and even our own being. Sattva Sattvic equals ‘goodness’. This is the light guna that we can feel in the expansion of …

Over the past few months I’ve not been feeling ‘myself’; I’ve been really struggling with some things that first appeared as physical symptoms. Underneath these symptoms lay, and still lies, deeper rooted issues. Our bodies tell stories and every time we deal with, or more likely the times when we don’t deal with difficult happenings, …

While I was doing the modern yogi project we were given weekly questions which we reflected on and then would feedback and discuss together the next week. One week the question ‘where do you feel most playful in life?’ really stumped me. As children we enjoy the present moment to the fullest, not being constrained …

I am now in week 3 of my 6 week journey and therefore, almost half way through. I am so happy that I signed up for this and I’m reaping the benefits. The theme for week 1 was commit and this was for us to set ourselves new habits; the programme consists of yoga practice …

I posted a great quote on my Instagram last week that says ‘yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self’ and I am truly immersed in this wonderful journey. I have practiced yoga over the past couple of years and felt the benefits but never as much as I do …