Year: 2015

Wasu Yoga Detox Retreat 8 Jan 2016 ( 3 days 2 nights at £290 ) – Notgrove, Cotswold

Wasu Yoga detox Retreat 8th  Jan 2016 – 10th Jan 2016 Notgrove, Cotswold £290 per person on sharing basis and each room has its own ensuite. 3days/2 nights includes breakfast Includes 3 X 60mins Yoga classes, 2 X 30mins HIIT(high intensity interval training) 40mins full body Massage therapy or choice of pedicures or manicures. For more information please contact me on info@wasuyoga.com Wainway, is a collection of two large interconnecting barns offering spacious, high quality self catering accommodation that will keep guests relaxed and energised in equal measure. Created entirely from local materials, these cool, contemporary and ecologically sound barns are built using larch wood, steel and glass are totally unique in this environment. With underfoor heating, furnished with designer touches throughout and with ample space to spread out. ACCOMMODATION The accommodation is split into two parts/barns, interconnecting but with multiple options The two barns (Hazelnut and Chestnut) each have large open plan living spaces, with one (Hazelnut) providing comfortable dining and seating for 14 people. Hazelnut Entrance through to hallway with washing machine (please …

Hyperextended Knee in Yoga!

Hyperextended Knee Many yoga students are quite surprised to learn that joints can become too flexible. But in many joints, ligaments and tendons play a major role in preventing excessive motion; if those tissues become too loose, the joint can move in ways that cause damage or set the stage for injury. A joint with such laxity is said to be hypermobile, and the knee is particularly vulnerable to this problem. In fact, this joint is more or less just one long bone (the femur, or thighbone) stacked on top of another long bone (the tibia, or shinbone). Ligaments and tendons are all that holds these bones together. Most people are all too aware of how easily and dramatically the knee’s connective tissues can be injured by twisting. But fewer people are aware that knee hyperextension—too much opening at the back of the knee—also creates misalignment and bad movement habits that can pave the way for arthritis and more serious knee injuries. Do You Hyperextend? Wearing minimal or tight-fitting clothes so you can clearly discern …

Why You Shouldn’t Hyperextend In Yoga

by: Stephen Ewashkiw As a travelling yoga teacher I like to make an attempt at teaching part of my class in the local language, even if it’s just a few words. It’s always good for a laugh, and people appreciate my attempt at taking part in the local culture. I have been teaching regularly in China for the past couple of years, but one of the few phrases I have learned to say in Mandarin (a notoriously difficult language) is: I do not want hyperextension of the elbow. I do not want hyperextension of the knee. In Mandarin that’s 不要 手肘超伸. 不要 膝盖超伸. (Bùyào shǒu zhǒu chāo shēn. Bùyào xigai chāo shēn.), in case you’re interested. Most of my Chinese students have long, thin bones, covered in long, lean muscles. This body shape, but not only this body shape, lends itself to the tendency to hyperextend elbows and knees. Most of these students don’t know they hyperextend, they don’t know they shouldn’t hyperextend, and they don’t know how to not hyperextend. Though it’s possible to hyperextend …

Alignment Matters in Yoga.

Am I Doing this Right? Yoga teachers are notorious for debating the finer points of alignment in postures and encouraging their students to correct their alignment. Stacking joints, lines of energy, lengthening the spine—all of these phrases are common in yoga classes around the world. We could get into a discussion of what defines good alignment, or how to get better alignment in postures, but I think a more interesting question is: “why does alignment matter at all?” Before getting into why alignment matters, I think it would be wise to define exactly what I mean by “alignment”. Teachers who concern themselves primarily with alignment are generally looking for the relationship of bones, joints, and muscles as they interact to produce particular postures. For example, students in tadasana(mountain pose) often have weak upper backs and tight chests, which results in a slouchy-mountain. Teachers of these students will encourage them to “open their chest” which requires more energy in the upper back and produces better alignment. From a functional perspective, this adjustment improves breathing and generally …

Wasu Yoga retreat in Cornwall, Port Isaac

Venue for Wasu Yoga retreat in Cornwall, Port Isaac. Dates 2015 Confirmed date 28th August to 31st August (Bank Holiday) Prices from £260pp for 3 nights on twin sharing basis Extra: Coach service to and from the retreat £60 per person. Pick up time: 08:00am (Location to be confirmed) Leaving time: 12:00pm from Port Isaac Retreat Yoga retreats in North Cornwall For an energizing yoga holiday or retreat, Enjoy climbing or walking along the beautiful coastline. 10 minutes walk to Port Isaac from Wasu yoga retreat and enjoy the sunset over the sea. Venue and local area Wasu Yoga retreat is a place to relax, restore and re-energise. It’s in a wonderful very spacious Grade II listed Cornish Farmhouse built in 1820 surrounded by stunning countryside and beautiful coastal views. The farm house has been completely refurbished and has wonderful old flagstone and limestone floors and large sash windows. It has a tremendous feeling of space and is simply and beautifully decorated with traditional, lime-based paints. The scenery and walks in this part of North Cornwall …

7 Things Your Yoga Teacher Wants to Tell You

7 Things Your Yoga Teacher Wants to Tell You Published by Kathryn Budig I’ve taught yoga for over 10 years to students around the world and I’ve come up with a few things that every yoga teacher wants you to know. Don’t worry, I’m not here to yell or judge! But even if you’re hitting the mat a few times a week and holding every pose perfectly, you may not be getting the most from your yoga practice. Now, it’s easy to rattle off a long list of yoga no-no’s, but there are also crucial lessons your teacher is probably dying to share with you. Here are my big seven. Take notes and enjoy the ride! You don’t need to practice yoga every day It’s easy to fall so deeply in love with yoga that you want to practice non-stop (watch out for these 13 signs you’re addicted to yoga). I hear you—I actually found myself practicing twice a day (for up to five hours!) in my earlier years because I couldn’t get enough. Luckily, …