Sound baths have nothing to do with bath tubs. Instead, it is an immersive experience where you are enveloped with sound waves or vibrations. The sound waves are created through various methods that include healing instruments and the human voice.
Tantra is a spiritual philosophy with sects both in Hinduism and Buddhism. Yep – it is not as much about sex as it’s been made out to be.
Mantras are ancient, and powerful vibrations used to change the vibration of the person who is chanting them as well as everything and everyone around them. Find out more about the magic of mantras in this blog.
A cacao ceremony is nothing close to just eating a chocolate bar or having a cup of hot cocoa in front of the TV. A cacao ceremony is a sacred ritual that needs to be entered into with respect, presence, and intention.
Rudraksha seeds have been highly prized for centuries. Worn for protection and used for prayer even today, their popularity now extends out of the East into the West.
Stopping and fitting in a quick five minute breathing technique can help reboot, refresh and centre you, ready to take on the rest of the day.
Smudging has been practiced in numerous cultures for centuries. It is used for cleansing, releasing negative energies and bringing in positive ones. While this is a spiritual practice there is some scientific research that supports the theory that you are quite literally clearing the air of bacteria.
It can be hard to set up and keep a home yoga practice going. Here are some tips to help you get started and create a practice that you can stick to!
Performing rituals creates a sense of cohesion in our lives. It creates a safe space where no matter what, you have something that is consistent and reliable. These moments can become a safety net in times when you experience emotional turmoil. It is a way to ground and re-group.
When I mentioned I was going along to an International Yoga day event in 2019 a friend replied that every day is a day of yoga. I get her point. Yoga is a way of being, a way of thinking and a way of living that touches all parts of our day, every day.
Practicing gratitude has been shown in countless studies to increase our happiness by helping us shift our mindsets from what we lack, towards a mindset focused on abundance. There are many ways to practice gratitude that can be easily incorporated into your day, without it feeling like it is yet another ‘chore’ to add to the things to do list.
Somewhere along your yoga journey you have probably heard your teacher speak about chakras. But what exactly are chakras? How do they work? What happens when they are blocked? And how can you harness their power to live a more aligned and balanced life?
Malas have become a popular accessory in the West. Although they are beautiful hanging around your neck or wrapped around your arm, these beaded strings can be powerful tools to help you along your spiritual journey.
The next in our series on the eight branches of yoga covers the niyamas. The niyamas focus on your own personal and spiritual growth. This blog takes you through the five niyamas and how to bring them into your everyday life.
The eight branches of yoga include something known as the Yamas.
The Yamas are guidelines for you to live in harmony with society. This blog takes you through the five Yamas and helps you bring them to life.
Common Texture set out to produce a yoga mat bag using perfectly fine textile, destined to be waste and polluting the earth, using what was already out there, aligned with their vision of zero waste.
Our ancestors knew about yoga’s connection with relieving stress. Western medicine is now also coming on board, with results from medical studies consistently demonstrating that yoga is effective at decreasing tension, lowering blood pressure and reducing cortisol levels.
What have essential oils got to do with yoga I hear you ask? Just like yoga, aromatherapy enhances your wellbeing and the two blend together beautifully.
Up until 2014 if you had asked me what yoga was I would have told you, without any doubt, it was an exercise class I did at the local gym (hadn’t made it to my local yoga studio yet!).
Back in June 2018 I was lucky enough to spend some time on a silent retreat set amongst the beautiful, peaceful rice paddies in Tabanan, Bali. Little did I realise how memorable the trip would become!