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Yoga term of the week: Foundation

Yoga term of the week: Foundation

Similar to its non-yoga meaning, your yoga ‘foundation’ is building a strong and solid pose so that the rest of your body is properly aligned. Like in creating a strong foundation for a structure, the rest of your practise hinges on a strong foundation.

by May 23, 2017 Travel, Wellbeing holidays, Yoga dictionary
5 reasons why fitness holidays are better than lying on the beach

5 reasons why fitness holidays are better than lying on the beach

While ‘fitness’ may not jump to mind when you think ‘holiday’, the travel world is changing and fitness holidays continue to grow in popularity. Forget images of army sergeant-like figures yelling “get down and give me 50 press ups!” and focus instead on thoughts of meeting other single travellers in […]

by May 21, 2017 Travel, Wellbeing holidays
Yoga term of the week: Expansion

Yoga term of the week: Expansion

While a common word in English, in yoga ‘expansion’ has a spiritual meaning. When asked to expand, you are meant to let go of enough unconscious contraction to be completely present and in the moment.

by May 16, 2017 Travel, Wellbeing holidays, Yoga dictionary
Yoga term of the week: Dharana

Yoga term of the week: Dharana

The first step in meditation, Dharana is translated as “holding” or “concentration”. This essential part of meditation involves deeply concentrating on an object while attempting to hold the mind completely steady without wavering. Believe us, it is easier said than done!

by May 9, 2017 Travel, Wellbeing holidays, Yoga dictionary
Chakra – yoga term explained

Chakra – yoga term explained

Welcome to our weekly series dedicated to helping you navigate the confusing lingo of yoga. Beginner or not, this ‘yoga dictionary’ will be here every Tuesday to quench your curiosity about a new, bizarre yogi word. This week’s term: Chakra Referred to as the body’s energy centres, you’ll probably come […]

by May 2, 2017 Yoga dictionary
Baddha Konasana – yoga term explained

Baddha Konasana – yoga term explained

This is the Sanskrit for “butterfly pose” – perhaps once of the most recognisable yoga poses out there. A Baddha Konasana opens your hips and stretches your inner thighs. Spiritually, it is said to improve your mood and stimulate circulation.

by April 25, 2017 Yoga dictionary
Asana – yoga term explained

Asana – yoga term explained

Asana is most commonly translated to mean “posture.” That means each of the different postures in yoga could also be called an asana.
To add on to that, when you hear your yoga teacher say “asana sun salutations” it is just a certain series of postures done in a sequence called a sun salutation.

by April 18, 2017 Yoga dictionary
Tantra Yoga explained

Tantra Yoga explained

Empowerment, as a foundation of this practise, is the sense you’ll have leaving a Tantra yoga class or retreat. If you struggle with confidence, this type of yoga can boost your self-image and contentment.

by April 11, 2017 Yoga dictionary
Ayurvedic Yoga explained

Ayurvedic Yoga explained

You’re in for the full-balancing experience with Ayurvedic yoga. If you love the holistic approach in your life, then this is a wonderful yoga option for you.

by April 4, 2017 Yoga dictionary
Acroyoga explained

Acroyoga explained

With so many levels and aspects of Acroyoga, you can find the right teacher and class to suit your style and taste, plus get an idea of healing arts and acrobatics along with your traditional yoga.

by March 28, 2017 Yoga dictionary
Hatha Yoga explained

Hatha Yoga explained

If you’re a beginner, Hatha yoga is not intimidating and is built around equipping you with all of the knowledge and skills you will need to grow in your practice.

by March 21, 2017 Yoga dictionary
Yin Yoga explained

Yin Yoga explained

If you experience tightness in your joints from sport, a previous injury, or general stress, or you simply want to gain a deep flexibility in these typically inflexible areas, Yin yoga is an amazing practice. It can also help to strengthen and stretch your joints for a deeper ability to practice other types of yoga.

by March 14, 2017 Yoga dictionary
Kundalini Yoga explained

Kundalini Yoga explained

If you are looking for a mental challenge from your practice, Kundalini yoga is for you. You’ll develop a true insight into your mind and can focus on transforming your perspectives.

by March 7, 2017 Yoga dictionary
The top new place to surf in Morocco

The top new place to surf in Morocco

We are excited to announce a new partnership with a surf school in Morocco, who also combine their week-long surfing holidays with yoga! Indulge the inner surfer or yogi in you with one of their fun trips: Surf & Yoga Holiday Laid back vibes, good company, homemade local cooking and excellent surf […]

The side of Ibiza your mum would actually like to visit for Mother’s Day

The side of Ibiza your mum would actually like to visit for Mother’s Day

Get some quality time with your mum this Mother’s Day… in Ibiza! Erase mental images of clubbing with your mum and replace them with a serene beach setting that shows a new side of Ibiza, away from the stereotypical party spots. We have recently partnered with a wellness holiday host, Tracey, who […]