For some, yoga is an escape from the daily grind. If we don't allow the time to focus on ourselves this has a knock on effect on our relationships, work, everything. 

With regular practice the mind and the body learn to work together and develop on both an emotional and physical level. Over time the body can feel stronger and more supple. A greater sense of calmness and contentment could emanate from within and the benefits of breathing become apparent.

There is a type of breathing known as Ujjayi, or victorious breath, which is a specialised breathing technique. It assists in quietening the mind and lengthening the breath. This slows the heart rate and calms the nervous system. Keeping the nervous system in a state of harmony allows the mind to focus on the present and helps the body to be free from tension. If the nervous system is agitated so are we.



  • Builds heat and flexibility

  • Strengthens and improves balance in the legs


  • Brings awareness of alignment without worrying about balance

Forward bends

  • Relieves stress and reduces fatigue
  • Improves digestion
  • Restorative


  • Internal organs are gently squeezed which removes toxins and allows fresh nutrients and oxygen back into the blood stream
  • Improves digestion

Back bending

  • Works the spinal column and nervous system
  • Re-energises the body


Being upside down:

  • Quietens the mind
  • Re-energises the body
  • Draws blood back to the brain and upper body benefiting the circulatory system
  • Stimulates the lymphatic system, therefore improving the immune system


  • Allows the body full rest
  • Proper savasana leaves the body and mind restored