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Hatha

International Yoga Day

As I came up from the Tube, it was the first thing I saw … a yoga mat. A pink yoga mat, carefully rolled up and strung across a woman’s back as she walked with purpose across the road. Then I noticed a second one and a third … and I realised as I looked around at[...]↣ READ MORE

One big yoga family

So there I was,  30 minutes into class and I’m already sweating profusely. My elevated breathing had started my irregular heart off on a crazy jungle beat. This had set my very un-calm mind off worrying, seriously regretting that I forgot to mention ‘arrhythmia’ on the health form. Ah, the joys of Bikram yoga! Even with[...]↣ READ MORE

Has yoga lost its touch?

Yoga is popular and its popularity continues to skyrocket in the western world, but why has yoga become so popular? For the past two months I have been socialising with Indian people and some days I have been teaching yoga to local Indian people. A few weeks back an old Master who I have known for several[...]↣ READ MORE

Azul hatha yoga instructor Sally Goldfinger will be going to India to lead a special two week hatha yoga and ayurveda retreat in Kerala this January. Here she tells us more about the ayurveda aspects of the retreat. As many of you know I am deeply passionate about the tradition and spirit of ayurveda and[...]↣ READ MORE

Azul’s hatha yoga instructor, Sally Goldfinger, is soon to make her annual trip to India to further her practice and to run a special hatha and ayurveda retreat in the green and tranquil state of Kerala. We catch up with her to find out more. What is hatha yoga? Hatha yoga is the oldest form[...]↣ READ MORE

In many cultures light has long been a symbol of consciousness. Our primary source of light is the sun. For thousands of years, the Hindus have revered the sun which they call Surya, as both the physical and spiritual heart of our world, and the creator of life itself. One of the meanings of honoring[...]↣ READ MORE

Cat cow pose is a great way to release morning tension in the neck, spine and lower back, so even if you don’t have a setting quite as lovely as the Corralejo Dunes National Park, you can still have a great start to your day. Start on your hands and knees, knees hip-width apart, shoulders[...]↣ READ MORE