No Devices in Yoga School

Sometimes we have to home in on the ‘etiquettes’ what they are and why we have them so people can work on the same page as us if they wish… PLEASE: Do not bring your phone/smartwatch/fitbit/smartring into the Yoga room If you have an electronic watch that gives notifications e.g. on the hour please turn off notifications or leave watch …

Yoga Ethics ~ Part III ~ Niyamas (Observances)

Remember from Part I & Part II we are focusing in on how you can apply Yoga ethics when you are at Yoga school and on your mat. The Niyamas are disciplines aimed at fostering positive qualities. Saucha ~ Purity, cleanliness of body and mind If you believe the expression ‘how you do anything is how you do everything’ you …

Mad Mat Matters II

Meandering through a dept store in London this was sticking out (see pic) from a pile of mats and it drew my attention.  It made me laugh ~ Yes! there are worse mats (no grip/bad quality) and there are thinner/thicker mats (grounding /light /bouncy /cushioning) but I always think the idea of a ‘Beginners’ Yoga ‘mat’ (which I see more …

Mad Mat Matters I

We have recently put an order in for all new studio mats. We are always excited when we get new mats; it always feels so fresh. By end of this year we will have been open exactly 4.5 years and this is our 4th such order. We started with orange mats folks (wishful thinking 🙂 ) and we are currently …

Yoga Etiquette Rule #102 Have you got Issues with Your Tissues?

Q. What do you do with a runny nose in Yoga. Do you sniff, wipe, produce your neti pot or blow 🙂 A. You blow it! You absolutely need to be able to breath during your Yoga practice so if you have sinuses that tend to fill and need to be cleared you absolutely should blow your nose. If you …

Ooops! Did I Drip on You?

Ooops! did I drip on you? I can’t help but smile; Dripping Instructors is kinda the deal in Bikram Yoga 🙂 So, occasionally other peoples sweat mixes with your own. Depending on conditions the sweat might be flyin’ (just kidding, we are not moshing at YM; but it’ll DEFINITELY be dripping). The instructor opens the skylight and the sweat travels …

Studio Hygiene

Hello. From time to time people have asked who is my cleaner in the studio (‘cos it looks so good!) and what is the best method of cleaning their Yoga mats! Answers to such questions can take some time and I need to save my voice (as you all well know) so I can be in the business of teaching …