Month: June 2015

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 …