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Restorative Yoga for the Summer Solstice (夏至 Xia Zhi)

04/06/2017
Restorative Yoga Evening is now fully booked Yin Meridian Restorative Yoga Evening for the Summer Solstice (夏至 Xia Zhi) We warmly invite you to join us and take time to de-stress and unwind with a wonderfully relaxing and blissful, 2 hour Yin Meridian Restorative Yoga evening to

How to do Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation) for a home practice

09/05/2017
How to do Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation) for a home practice Energize your body as you stretch and strengthen all of its major muscle groups in Surya Namaskar (sun salutation). Just 10 minutes of flowing through Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutation) has tremendous effects on wellness and can get you

Heron Posture, Krounchasana

08/05/2017
How to do Heron Posture, Krounchasana : Yoga pose for stretching & core strengthening Yoga classes in Milton Keynes Krounchasana – the extended leg resembles the neck and head of a bird in this posture. It stretches the hamstring muscles and limbers the hips, knees and ankles. 1. Sit in

Yoga Classes at St John Ambulance HQ Furzton

01/05/2017
New Yoga Classes at St John Ambulance HQ in Furzton with David Yoga Classes at St John Ambulance HQ Furzton – If you are looking for Yoga Classes in Milton Keynes or just a new challenge. Come and explore David’s invigorating and de-stressing yoga in a relaxed and friendly environment
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Restorative Yoga Evening for Vernal Equinox and the Clear & Bright Festival (春分 Chun Fen)

04/03/2017
The Yin Meridian Restorative Yoga Evening is now fully booked. OUR NEXT RESTORATIVE YOGA SEASON: Follow our seasonal solar journey in to restorative yoga as we enter the first of the 24 solar terms, Spring. 立夏 Li Xia Summer Begins The seventh Solar Term Restorative Yoga Evening Date:

The Healing Force of Nature

12/02/2017
The Healing Force of Nature Nature – “One cannot escape the ups and downs in life…but one can always find calm in nature.” A wonderful short story about the healing force of

Yoga Classes at Oxley Park Community Centre

05/02/2017
New Yoga Classes at Oxley Park Community Centre Yoga Classes at Oxley Park Community Centre – If you are looking for Yoga Classes in Milton Keynes or just a new challenge. Come and explore David’s invigorating and de-stressing yoga in a relaxed and friendly environment – a great,

Yoga for Beginners Course

17/01/2017
The February Yoga for Beginners Course is now fully booked. Please contact us to join our waiting list for the next course. Small Group Yoga for Beginners Course Starting Monday 20th February New time and venue added for our very popular small group yoga for beginners courses! Taking your first

Small Group Yoga Classes in Milton Keynes

31/12/2016
Small Group Yoga Classes in Milton Keynes with Yoga Lily If you are looking for Small Group Yoga Classes in Milton Keynes or just a new challenge. Come and explore my traditional yoga in a relaxed and friendly environment – a great, healthy way to share time with friends and like-minded people.

Yoga Gives Back for Alzheimer’s Research UK

13/12/2016
Yoga Gives Back for Alzheimer’s Research UK Do some good with your Yoga this Christmas at David’s last class before the Festive & New Year break. His class on Monday 19th December is in aid of raising funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK this year; there is NO CHARGE for

Restorative Yoga Evening for the Winter Solstice (冬至 dōngzhì)

26/11/2016
The Winter Solstice Restorative Yoga Evening is now fully booked. Look out for our next Restorative, coming soon!   OUR NEXT RESTORATIVE YOGA SEASON: Follow our seasonal solar journey in to restorative yoga as we enter the first of the 24 solar terms, Spring. 立春 lìchūn Spring Begins

Viparita Karani, Legs Up the Wall

19/11/2016
How to do Viparita Karani or Legs Up the Wall Pose (easy inversion) – restorative yoga inversion. Yoga classes in Milton Keynes Viparita Karani – Legs Up The Wall Pose is a passive pose that relieves congestion in the legs and is restorative for the entire nervous system. Many inversions are

Mindful Yoga Awareness Meditation for Complete Relaxation – Video

16/10/2016
Video: Mindful Yoga Awareness Meditation for Complete Relaxation Relaxation for many of us means zoning out in front of the TV at the end of a stressful day. But this does little to reduce the damaging effects of stress. To effectively combat stress, we need to activate the body’s natural

Autumn Super Healthy Cooked Pears

07/10/2016
Autumn Super Healthy Cooked Pears for Lung Health and a Glowing Complexion Autumn in China is a time when people look to slow down and conserve our ‘Qi’, (Prana or our Yin Energies). We cook foods that in particular focus on our general health and wellbeing and get cosy; catching up

Utthan Pristhasana, Lizard Pose

29/08/2016
Lizard Pose, Utthan Pristhasana: intense hip opener & stretch yoga pose. Hatha yoga in Milton Keynes with Yoga Lily. Utthan Pristhasana – Lizard pose can be an intense hip opener and can create some intense sensation. Lizard pose is a great way to practice steady and full breathing and being

Parivrtta Utkatasana, Revolved Chair Pose

29/08/2016
How to do Parivrtta Utkatasana, Revolved Chair Pose Yoga classes in Milton Keynes Parivrtta Utkatasana – Squatting is a powerful innate body posture that puts us in touch with our connection to the earth. In the Revolved Chair Pose version, twisting the upper body gives the abdominal muscles a

Yoga Classes at 1Life Woughton Leisure Centre

24/07/2016
New Yoga Classes at 1Life Woughton Leisure Centre, Milton Keynes on Mondays and Fridays with Yoga Lily. If you are looking for Yoga Classes in Milton Keynes or a new challenge I look forward to welcoming you to my fun, relaxing and de-stressing yoga classes at 1Life Woughton Leisure Centre for all

Yoga : Breath

06/07/2016
Breath Breath, the mindful breath, the rhythm, in and out, the wave that washes through our days, creating space for stillness, sorrow, joy, or exaltation. Full, then empty, ebb and flow, breath accompanies each step into the unknown. In the breath, the soul finds an opportunity to speak. Images or

Beginners and Improvers Yoga Classes in Furzton, Milton Keynes

28/04/2016
Beginners & Improvers Yoga Classes in Furzton, Milton Keynes Beginners & Improvers Yoga Classes – From taking your first step onto the yoga mat to looking to develop strength, balance and flexibility, to deepen your practice, yoga is an exciting new beginning. My Beginners and

Bharadvajasana 2, Half Bound Lotus Twist

28/04/2016
How to do Bharadvajasana 2, Half Bound Lotus Twist Yoga classes in Milton Keynes Bharadvajasana 2 – This simple seated twist releases stiffness in the upper back and shoulders. While the Half Bound Lotus Twist might be less intense than some, the position of the legs make it more of a challenge

Beginners Yoga Course in Furzton, Milton Keynes

17/03/2016
YOGA FOR BEGINNERS COURSE NOW FULLY BOOKED This very popular course is now fully booked. Please contact me to join the next beginners yoga course. Beginners Yoga Course in Furzton, Milton Keynes starts Monday 4th April, 6pm Beginners Yoga Course – Taking your first step onto the yoga mat is

Cobra Pose, Bhujangasana I

09/03/2016
How to do Cobra Pose, Bhujangasana I Yoga classes in Milton Keynes & Bletchley Bhujangasana I – The Cobra Pose backbend demands more arm strength than Sphinx Pose. It opens the chest, stimulates the digestive organs, and increases mobility in the vertebral column. 1. Lie face down on the

Sphinx Pose, Bhujangasana II

13/01/2016
How to do Sphinx Pose, Bhujangasana II Yoga classes in Milton Keynes & Bletchley Bhujangasana II – The Sphinx pose backbend lifts the curve of the spine from the lower back upward to the thoracic area. The upper body bends backward less easily than the lower back. Sphinx pose releases the

Virasana, Hero Pose

08/11/2015
How to do Virasana, Hero Pose Yoga classes in Milton Keynes & Bletchley Virasana – this kneeling seated pose stretches the front of the thighs and opens the ankle joints. As it reduces blood supply to the legs, it quiets sensations of the body, Some find it useful for meditation. When you

Pranayama – Yoga Breath Control

28/10/2015
The Importance of Pranayama, Yoga Breathing Control Breath, life and energy are intrinsically connected and yogis have a single word for all three of them – prana. Pranayama, where Breath is controlled, increases vitality and mental focus, and expands consciousness. Breath acts as a bridge to our

Viloma Pranayama, Breathing Against the Flow

18/10/2015
How to do Viloma Pranayama, Breathing Against the Flow Yoga classes in Milton Keynes & Bletchley Viloma Pranayama – This pranayama exercise develops conscious breathing and the ability to use the lungs fully. It is revitalising. As you fill the lungs in three sections, visualise filling

Beginners Yoga Milton Keynes, Yoga Introduction

04/10/2015
Yoga in Milton Keynes a beginners yoga introduction Taking your first step onto the yoga mat is an exciting new beginning. If you are looking for a new challenge that will boost your health and wellbeing, help yourself stay in shape and completely detox, or have a little time just for you; I

Parsvakonasana, Standing Side Stretch

02/08/2015
How to do Parsvakonasana, Standing Side Stretch Yoga classes in Milton Keynes Parsvakonasana – Standing Side Stretch pose engages the thigh muscles and awakens the inner leg from the groin right down to the ankles. Many of our day-to-day movements are simple forward and backward movements and we

Yoga Class at Furzton Lake

12/07/2015
Yoga Class at Furzton Lake in Milton Keynes What a fantastic way to spend a summer evening, a wonderful Hatha yoga class at Furzton Lake with a great small group of Yogis and friends in Milton Keynes. A short walk from my home studio we unrolled our mats for a little open air practice. It was

Eka Hasta Bhujasana, Elephant’s Trunk Pose

02/07/2015
How to do Eka Hasta Bhujasana, Elephant’s Trunk Pose (One Hand Over Arm Balance) Yoga classes in Milton Keynes Eka Hasta Bhujasana – Having one leg extend away creates a heavy weight for the arms to lift. The Elephant’s Trunk Pose (One Hand Over Arm Balance) develops strength in

Padmasana, Lotus Posture

17/05/2015
How to do Padmasana, Lotus Posture Yoga classes in Milton Keynes Padmasana – Lotus Posture is the most classic of yoga postures and by reducing circulation (and therefore distracting sensations) to the legs, one of the best for meditation and pranayama. The Buddha is often pictured sitting in

Utthita Anguli Sukhasana, Toe Stretching Forward Bend

02/05/2015
How to do Utthita Anguli Sukhasana, Toe Stretching Forward Bend Yoga classes in Milton Keynes Utthita Anguli Sukhasana – most of us live with our feet trapped inside shoes. As a result, Our feet are often less alive than they could be. Enliven your toes by stretching them out in Toe Stretching

Marichyasana B, Sage Pose B

18/04/2015
How to do Marichyasana B, Sage Pose B Yoga classes in Milton Keynes Marichyasana B – Sage pose B stretches the hamstrings, opens the hips and stimulates the blood flow in the pelvic region. Due to the pressure of the heel on the abdomen, it stimulates the digestive organs.   1. Sit in

Parsvottanasana, Intense Side Stretch Pose

29/03/2015
How to do Parsvottanasana, Intense Side Stretch Pose Yoga classes in Milton Keynes Parsvottanasana – Intense Side Stretch Pose or Single Leg Forward Bend is excellent for opening both the hip and shoulder joints. It provides a strong stretch for the back of the legs and greatly contracts the

Parivrtta Ardha Chandrasana, Revolved Half Moon Pose

22/03/2015
How to do Parivrtta Ardha Chandrasana, Revolved Half Moon Pose Yoga classes in Milton Keynes Parivrtta Ardha Chandrasana – The Revolved Half Moon Pose standing balance strengthens the legs. The rotation of the torso provides a toning effect for the abdominal organs. From the abdominal centre,

Yoga Boys: A One-Minute Documentary (video)

03/03/2015
Yoga Boys is a one minute documentary centred around four young men’s new found passion for yoga. The film, shot early one morning in the Northumberland countryside, chronicles how this group of friends have took advantage of the outdoors in the north east of England in order to enrich their

Ardha Baddha Padma Paschimottanasana

25/02/2015
How to do Ardha Baddha Padma Paschimottanasana, Half Bound Lotus Forward Bend Yoga classes in Milton Keynes Ardha Baddha Padma Paschimottanasana – This forward bend opens the hips and knees and stretches the spine. The abdominal organs are toned as circulation to the pelvis is increased. The

Vintage 70s Clip of B.K.S. Iyengar’s Asana Practice

12/02/2015
Vintage 70s Video Clip of B.K.S. Iyengar’s Asana Practice Before the current celebrity yogi focus that has been so much in the media recently, there was Bellur Krishnamachar Sundararaja Iyengar, or B.K.S. Iyengar—a holy man, creator of Iyengar yoga, author of many yoga and spirituality tomes

Kumbhakasana, Plank Pose

08/02/2015
How to do Kumbhakasana, Plank Pose Yoga classes in Milton Keynes Kumbhakasana – In Plank Pose, the body is held strong and straight like a plank of wood. Similar to a push-up, Kumbhakasana strengthens the arms and wrists, and tones the abdominal muscles. The upper back is expended fully,

Baddha Konasana, Cobbler’s Pose

22/01/2015
How to do Baddha Konasana, Cobbler’s Pose – hip stretching, seated yoga posture Yoga classes in Milton Keynes Baddha Konasana – The seated Cobbler’s Pose strongly stretches the adductor muscles of the inner thighs. Anyone with tight hips will benefit from daily practice of this posture.

Split-leg Arm Balance Build Up

10/01/2015
How to build up to Split-leg Arm Balance, Eka Pada Koundinyasana 2 Yoga classes in Milton Keynes with Yoga Lily. Eka Pada Koundinyasana 2 – Split-leg arm balance is a demanding arm balance, easy to incorporate into any yoga flow. The split leg arm balance is also a great transitional pose; it

7 top reasons why everyone should start practicing yoga

01/01/2015
Yoga Classes in Milton Keynes with Yoga Lily I have practiced yoga for a long time now :) I am beyond grateful that I was introduced to the practice of yoga when I was because of all the amazing benefits it has given me. These benefits are available to everyone, really everyone! Every age, body

How Yoga Changes Your Body, Starting The Day You Begin

01/01/2015
How Yoga Transforms Your Body, Yoga classes in Milton Keynes – A great article and infographic from Huffington Post digital magazine. Read the original article here: huff.to/1cmlSvV The Eastern practice of yoga has become a modern-day symbol of peace, serenity and well-being in the West.

NEW Pilates Class in Milton Keynes at Kiss Gym

25/12/2014
I’m am taking a new Pilates Class in Milton Keynes. Entry to Kiss Gym is £5.50* payable online here or on entry to the gym via the kiosk, this includes the price of the Pilates class and access to the gym for 24 hours – Book a class here. If you are looking for a new Pilates Class in

Good Morning Yoga Sequence

21/12/2014
How to do the Good Morning Yoga Sequence Yoga Classes in Milton Keynes & Bletchley with Yoga Lily. This is a 10-15 minute morning sequence designed to wake up the body and target all of the places that might need a little extra space and life breathed into them after a night of sleep. This is

Headstand, Sirsasana II

30/11/2014
How to do Headstand, Sirsasana II Yoga classes in Milton Keynes & Bletchley with YogaLily. Sirsasana II – Headstand has been called the King of asana, and its benefits are indeed innumerable: calming the nervous system, nourishing to the brain cells, stimulating to the heart and circulation,

Why We Should All Try Easier, Not Harder, In Our Yoga Practice

23/11/2014
Holding a difficult yoga pose at length can be uncomfortable. Sweat pours down the face, the heart starts to race, and the mind wanders or obsesses. For many, maintaining the connection between mind and breath in the midst of unbearable burning pain is their least favourite part of a Yoga class.

Bhramari, Humming Bee Breath

08/11/2014
How to do Bhramari Pranayama, Humming Bee Breath Bhramari Pranayama – Humming Bee Breath lets us listen inwardly to the sound of our own breath which is deeply restorative. This practice calms the emotions. It relieves anger or anxiety because it reconnects us to the nurturing rhythmic pulsation

Janu Sirsasana, Head Beyond the Knee Pose

10/10/2014
How to do Janu Sirsasana, Head Beyond the Knee Pose – stretching, seated yoga posture. Janu Sirsasana – Head Beyond the Knee Pose tones the liver, spleen and kidneys. Rather than aiming the head to the knee, creating a rounding of the back, aim to close the gap first between navel and thigh,

Purvottanasana, East Stretch Posture

27/09/2014
Purvottanasana, East Stretch Posture (Upward Plank Pose): Traditional Yoga Backbend Yoga classes in Milton Keynes Purvottanasana – East Stretch Posture (Upward Plank Pose) strongly stretches the front of the body. In India, yoga is traditionally practised facing East, so the front of the body is
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