This post is the second in this series (read the first one here), where I unpack the 8 limbs of yoga and try to make sense of them in the world in 2019. How do we take these traditional teachings & apply them to modern life? Today’s post tackles the third of the 5 Niyamas, or personal, internal observances, which make up the second limb of the practice of yoga; Tapas.Read More
The penultimate post in this guide to the chakras! The famous ‘third-eye’! Chakra means ‘wheel’ and in yogic philosophy a chakra is a point in the body where energy comes together on its journey through the body (from bottom to top); a meeting point, if you like. We cannot see them, or feel them with our hands, but each is responsible for a different part of our mind, body or soul. Yogis believe that all of your chakras must be unblocked/aligned/opened in order for you to reach the state of 'Samadhi' or 'transcendental bliss' through meditation. If you have a blocked chakra you will never be able to leave the physical world (i.e. your body) through meditation.Read More
Ahhh it's that time of year again...when we just can't say no to another roast potato and keep delving into the choccies even though you're already full. It's the season of indulgence which also means it's the season when most of feel a little uncomfortable in the gut region.
Never fear! In true You Go | Do Yoga style I have put together some top yoga postures you can practice while watching Love Actually for the nine-millionth time to help move things along in the digestion department. Now can someone pass the mine pies please?Read More
If you’re an Instagrammer you’ll likely have seen the hundreds of beautiful ‘progress update’ photos from some of the most followed Instagram-yogis out there. But what about the rest of us? The ‘normal’ yoga practitioners, (and I mean ‘normal’ in the loose way it is generally used, none of us are actually normal and that’s a wonderful thing) but what can we expect in the way of progress in our practice, and how should we measure it?Read More