2015 | Page 2 of 4 | Shades of Yoga

Archive Year: 2015

Why try yoga?

Why try yoga?

    Before I started practicing yoga, like many other people I know, I thought it was a bit of a joke; people going to a studio to dance and prance around on...
What is Yoga?

What is Yoga?

In my many years in the world of yoga, I have learned some valuable lessons; the most important one of all is that there is no mould for us to fit into. 
I have never...
Parsvothanasana

Parsvothanasana

Intense Side Stretch Pose: Parsvothanasana Parsvothanasana, or Intense Side Stretch as it is known in english, is one of the foundation standing yoga poses. Intense...
Virabhadrasana II

Virabhadrasana II

Virabhadrasana II , Warrior 2 is one of those poses that form the base of many yoga vinyasa classes. It is a strong standing yoga posture and one of the foundation...
What is Raja Yoga?

What is Raja Yoga?

Raja Yoga, or ‘royal yoga’, is the term most commonly given to the system of yoga proffered by Patanjali in the Yoga Sutras. This path is characterized by eight steps...
What is Hatha Yoga?

What is Hatha Yoga?

Yoga, as it first appears in the four Vedas (the earliest and most cherished scriptures of Hinduism) is described as a practice of disciplined contemplation cultivated...
Baby Grasshopper

Baby Grasshopper

  How to get into Baby Grasshopper Pose   Imagine that you’re setting up for the yoga pose, Ardha Matsyendrasana. Your left leg is bent (left foot to the...