Author Archives: Ekhart Yoga

Upward Facing Dog – Urdhva Mukha Svanasana

How to get into Upward Facing Dog – Step by step Lie on your stomach, forehead on the floor, your hands next to the ribs, fingers lining up with the lower ribs and pointing forwards. Press the top of your feet into the floor and, just as in Cobra Pose, lift the thighs and knees, […]

Chair Pose / Powerful Pose – Utkatasana

Chair-Pose

How to get into chair pose – step by step From Mountain pose / Tadasana Exhale as you bend your knees and move your hips back as if you were sitting down on a chair. Draw your lower abdomen in and up to support your lower back Send your hips back rather than your knees forward, so […]

Extended Hand To Big Toe Pose A-B  – Utthita Hasta Padangustasana A-B

Extended Hand To Big Toe Pose

How to get into Extended Hand To Big Toe Pose – step by step Start in Tadasana / Mountain pose Take a point at eye level to focus on with a soft gaze. On an exhalation, bring the weight on your left foot and lift your right knee up. Reach with your right hand for your […]

How does the time of day affect your yoga practice?

How does the time of day affect your yoga practice?

Discover how to optimise your yoga practice depending upon the time of day. The practice of yoga has always been synonymous with nature, the movements of the sun and moon and the passing times of the day. Whilst the Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutations) sequence is traditionally practised at sunrise and more restorative practices at the end of the […]

The benefits of Yin yoga

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Learn how practising Yin yoga can have such a positive impact on your physical and emotional health. My motivation for writing this article is to encourage everyone who hasn’t tried Yin yoga, to try it. Why? Because, in a nutshell, the feeling you’re left with after you have practised Yin yoga is amazing! Benefits of a […]

10 ways to reduce your environmental impact

reduce your environmental impact

In Esther’s recent Kindness Challenge, she asked: how can we be kinder to the environment? This inspired EkhartYoga member, Océane, to share her 10 brilliant tips. Esther Ekhart ran a Kindness Challenge on Facebook and Instagram recently. During the week she invited us to ask ourselves a different question each day: What can I do to be kind to my […]