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Heart-Belly Breath

Heart-Belly Breath

  Heart-Belly Breath is a breathing technique that connects your Heart centre to your Belly centre. Everyone can practise it, and it’s particularly recommended if you feel you are out of balance and you can’t go back to your “centre”....
Nadi Shodana, or Alternate Nostril Breathing

Nadi Shodana, or Alternate Nostril Breathing

Here is one of my favourite breathing techniques: Nadi Shodana, or Alternate Nostril Breathing. It is one of the first techniques I have learned and one of the first that I teach to my students. It is a purification technique that the ancient texts (Hatha Yoga...
Yoga for your Office/Study Break

Yoga for your Office/Study Break

  It’s mid-September. You may be back to school, or back to the office after holidays, or maybe holidays are but a pale memory.   No matter your situation, if you ever spend hours and hours sitting, today’s yoga practice is right for you! Take 15...
A 10 minute sequence for anxiety

A 10 minute sequence for anxiety

All of us have probably suffered from anxiety at least at one point in our lives – anxiety can have many different causes: from family issues to your job, from trying new activities to make a leap in any aspects of your life. Some of us suffer from chronic...

Sacred Chants – On Love, part II

This week I want to keep talking about Love. And I have decided to do so through two sacred chants, both from India, even if each is from a different tradition. The first chant is “Ra Ma Da Sa”, a healing chant from the Sikh tradition of Kundalini Yoga....
Backbends – On Love, part I

Backbends – On Love, part I

Backbends are the asanas, that is poses, belonging to the group purvatana. Purva means ‘East’, tana means ‘stretch’. Traditionally yogis practised asanas looking East, thus purvatana means “stretch of the Eastern, that is front, part of...
Earth Energy {Sequence}

Earth Energy {Sequence}

Do you ever find yourself having your head in the clouds? Or do you ever feel blocked in your creativity? Here is a short sequence that will help you to connect with the Earth and its grounding, soothing energy, and with Mother Earth as a loving entity and as the...
Sound and Yoga: mantras, kirtans and bhajans

Sound and Yoga: mantras, kirtans and bhajans

Sound and vibrations are the source of everything that is. The Gospel of John says (1, 1-3): “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing...