Chin Lock – Jālandhara Bandha 10 key points

Chin Lock – Jālandhara Bandha 10 key points

  Chin Lock - Jālandhara Bandha 10 key points Bandhas are used in āsana and prāṇāyama to contain and direct the prāṇā (life energy) generated from these two practices.  According to some Yoga sources the first bandha the practitioner would undertake in their...

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Which level of Yoga?

Which level of Yoga?

  Which Level of Yoga is for me? When you’re looking for a Yoga class, it can be confusing to figure out which level is the right one for you. Here’s a quick heads up on what to expect from each different class at Bahia Yoga, hopefully this will help you avoid...

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10 Ways Bahia Yoga Does Things Differently

10 Ways Bahia Yoga Does Things Differently

  10 Ways Bahia Yoga Does Things Differently Even though Yoga is universal and really doesn’t belong to any one person or organisation, we at Bahia Yoga still pride ourselves on a few special practices that make classes at our studio unique. It may surprise you...

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Jala Neti – Yoga Cleansing

Jala Neti – Yoga Cleansing

  Jala Neti – Nasal Irrigation We did this practice with some of you for the first during our recent Yoga workshop and Yoga teacher training - here as promised is some information on how to do this at home. We will be going over this again in future workshops so...

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14 tips for a great Yoga class

14 tips for a great Yoga class

  14 tips for a great Yoga class Be punctual. Settle on your mat a few minutes before the start time, arrive 5 minutes early and enjoy the whole class. Be smart. Wear loose conservative clothing so that you can easily move around in. Arrive early if you need to...

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When to inhale and exhale in Yoga

When to inhale and exhale in Yoga

  We’ve all been there, ready and keen for Yoga and still trying to figure out when to inhale or exhale! We all know how important it is to work with the breath in Yoga. Here are a few pointers that will help with your Yoga breathing and Yoga poses... When to...

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Eight Limbs of Yoga

Eight Limbs of Yoga

  In Patañjali’s Yoga Sutras the second chapter explores the classical eight limbs of Yoga in Sanskrit called this is called Ashtanga Yoga These eight steps basically act as guidelines on how to live a meaningful and purposeful life fit for spiritual practice....

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What is Yoga nidra?

What is Yoga nidra?

  “In Yoga Nidra the body sleeps, the mind rests and the consciousness is active” - Swami Satyananda. Yoga nidra comes from nyasa meditation - this means to place or set in something, in this case to visualise each different body part (e.g. leg, foot, arm, etc.,)...

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7 benefits of Yoga nidra

7 benefits of Yoga nidra

  Swami Satyananda developed the modern day Yoga Nidra, originally a nyasa meditation practice from tantra yoga (a practice that involves connecting deeper with your consciousness whilst at the same time letting go of outside distractions, an almost undisturbed...

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