The Asymmetric Experiment
The two sides of the body are asymmetrical at least a little… and sometimes a lot. Our bones are different between the sides, and we also use one side more for certain daily activities. These asymmetries are natural, and because of this, we might naturally find ourselves spending more time in a Yin Yoga pose […]
Training the primary Breath Muscles and Pranayama
in this class we do a couple of different exercises, to stimulate the primary breath muscles: the diaphragm and the intercostal muscles. This is a great preparation before Pranayama, however its great for most people since we tend to use the “wrong’ or secondary breath muscles more than the primary ones! we top this class […]
Pranayama and Meditation
Pranayama on The Heart
Morning Express – Swinging the Sword of Goodness
Easy does it!
So Ham Meditation
Chakra Express: Visuddha – the purest
Morning Express: The Goodness Here
Rediscover the simple pleasure to move your body regardless of the condition it is in right now; simple movements to clear, clean, energise, mobilise and strengthen in whatever way available. And a short meditation of gratitude and appreciation to make us experience the goodness that is already here.
the Meridian clock: afternoon- bladder and kidney meridians
This class is best done somewhere between 3-7 pm, stimulating Bladder (3-5pm) and Kidney (5-7pm) meridian energy. In this class we explain how the Kidney (front) and Bladder (back) meridians run over the body. In the afternoon, round tea time bladder meridian is best stimulated, by slowing down a little, at the end of the […]
Meditation on Third Chakra
Manipura, the third chakra, is maybe the chakra that is most active collectively in our time and age. It relates to our tendency to worry and its opposite, our capacity to feel contentment; to our attachment to likes and dislikes and our discipline to overcome personal tendencies. This is not a long lecture on the […]
Learning to fly, taking of to Bakasana/Crane/Crow pose and its variations
15 minutes 15 poses
Morning Express: a short and full body workout
Chaturanga Dandasana vs Push-ups, or what is the right way?
Chakras Express: Muladhara, the first chakra
This is our first instalment of a series of 7 different meditations, meant to help us bring awareness to these very important energy centers that yogis have been exploring for literally thousands of years. This is a great companion for the articles on chakras I have been writing for Yoga International (Dutch edition) but we […]
Short, sweet and very intense
In this short and very intense class we combine cardiovascular exercises from other disiplines with our yoga poses. We will do: planking, military pushups, mountain climbers and (modified) burpees. All to raise your hartbeat and to let you sweat! You’ll probably need a towel, and yes, drink loads of water after class! Enjoy!
Skeletal Variation 102: The Pelvis
Continuing our exploration of anatomy and of how our bones are shaped, we look into the pelvis. The shape and mobility of our pelvis is going to be very determining for how we move, and its position will make a huge difference when we perform a posture. As we have explained before, bones can vary […]