Article Category - "Yoga & Meditation"
Yogalates is a comprehensive exercise system which successfully fuses the practices of Yoga and Pilates, described as a meeting place of east and west because it effectively merges the ancient practice of Yoga from the east with the core stabilizing, posture enhancing dynamics of Pilates from the west.
Combining the best of both traditions helps to develop a conscious awareness of the body, mind and breath as well as learning how to activate and tone the deeper postural ‘core’ muscles so students feel their entire body was moved in an integrated way.… Read more
As obvious as it sounds, it’s worth remembering that breathing is the first thing we do when out of the womb. It is natural and effortless. We don’t need to make it to happen, it just does. However, over time our breathing can become conditioned and even restricted by us holding tension in certain areas of the body.
As yogis and yoginis, we are often reminded that breathing is a fundamental element of our yoga practice… But why is it so? … Read more