Article Tag - "Yoga"

How Yoga Works, A Physiotherapist’s Perspective

Yoga is a lot more than an exercise trend for the flexible of wallet and time, as physiotherapist and yoga teacher Orla Crosse explains. As a form of exercise, she believes in it and explains exactly how it works.

Maybe you’ve attended your first few yoga classes this year. Maybe you’ve been in on the secrets for months or years. Perhaps you’re interested in your health and are intrigued to learn more from a Chartered Physiotherapist.… Read more

Posted on October 27, 2017

Yoga For Strong Shoulders – Orla Crosse

Orla Crosse is a chartered physiotherapist and yoga instructor who teaches on our 300-hour advanced yoga teacher training course.

Here’s a short video of Orla discussing the shoulders from a yoga and physiotherapy perspective.


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Posted on October 24, 2017

2 Simple Exercises to Demonstrate Optimal Scapular Alignment

2 Simple Exercises to Demonstrate Optimal Scapular Alignment

What exactly are the proper cues for the shoulders in Downward Facing Dog? Hearing all the different cues in classes just makes it more confusing.

In this vide, Susan goes through two simple exercises to demonstrate optimal scapular alignment, in two different arm positions.

Knowing these may assist in understanding more ease-full transitions in vinyasa and safer guidelines for students in some very common yoga asana.

Susan Church & Orla Crosse discuss this & more in their Advanced Yoga for Shoulders and Arm Balances module of our 300 Hour Advanced Teacher Training course.Read more

Posted on October 23, 2017

Restorative Yoga with Sophia Pallaro

Restorative Yoga with Sophia Pallaro Restorative Yoga – Restore, Relax, Rejuvenate

Restorative Yoga is a slow mindful mellow yoga that will help to support you during times of stress, fatigue or if you’re just plain overworked! Working with supported and quieting forward bends and gentle twists, this is the perfect antidote to a busy, stressful lifestyle.

Cultivate deep relaxation with reclined breath awareness and meditation to begin the practice. We will then work with a combination of props and some very restful poses to soothe the nervous system and rejuvenate both mind and body.… Read more

Posted on September 26, 2017

Build Strength with Yoga Workshop

Build Strength with Yoga Workshop
Let’s face it, in most public classes we tend to shy away from the things we’re not so good at. Incorporating postures that require a strong core and upper body can seem daunting and even a bit risky. After all, standing on your head is not something one does every day, well not yet anyway! 
In this mixed ability 2-hour strength workshop, I’ll give you a series of vinyasa sequences designed to safely build core and upper body strength.
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Posted on September 26, 2017

Core & Restore Workshop with Paula Flood

Core & Restore Workshop with Paula Flood

Recent studies suggest that stress is the biggest factor in abdominal weight gain for both men and women. In this workshop, you will learn how to take care of your core with a unique combination of breathing, yoga and relaxation techniques.

These Include
  • Kapalabhati or Breath of Fire: tones the abdomen and purifies the whole body
  • Uddiyana Bandha: strengthens the abdominal muscles and diaphragm, improves digestion
  • Restorative yoga: releases deep-held tension, soothes the nervous system, allowing your body to recover from the negative effects of stress
  • Yoga Nidra: promotes profound relaxation and feelings of well-being

By integrating the action of core muscles with the breath, we work gently with our soft centre.

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Posted on August 20, 2017