Yoga for “Desking”

A class created with counteracting the side effects of modern, desk life in mind. Opening the front of the body, working on your posture, releasing the neck and back muscles, and strengthening core and glutes. Have your blanket and yoga blocks at the ready and enjoy! https://youtu.be/7kNNfwYkO6c

Find Your Balance

Balance isn't about being still and stable - it's about movement, and the constant, minute adjustments you need to make within your body to stay in place. From teetering on tiny footholds on a slab, to something as simple as stepping from one foot to another, we rely on our ability to balance all the … Continue reading Find Your Balance

Make the Most of Your Bolster

Do you love your bolster as much as we love ours? If so, you might like to try this super short restorative sequence. Obviously, if you have the time and feel comfortable, you can hold the postures for a wee longer than suggested. Just press pause and enjoy. Same goes the other way round! Virasana … Continue reading Make the Most of Your Bolster

Vasisthasana

We love Vasisthasana, a.k.a Side Plank. It’s an awesome pose to strengthen some major core and lower back stabiliser muscles, such as the obliques and quadratus lumborum. In addition, it also works our arms, shoulders and legs. It’s also a balancing pose, which can help to improve your concentration skills! However, please avoid this pose … Continue reading Vasisthasana

No Props, No Probs

Whether you are travelling or stuck at home during lockdown, the lack of props shouldn't stop your restorative yoga practice. Look at what you can find around the house, or your hotel room. The possibilities are endless with a little bit of imagination! Need some inspiration? Check out Sandra's ideas from one of her trips … Continue reading No Props, No Probs

Hanumanasana – A guide to the Yoga Splits

Want to work towards your yoga splits? Sandra will guide you through the steps with this strong sequence of hip openers and some very useful alignment tips. You will need 3 yoga blocks for this. https://youtu.be/vqrtLxNuca4 Sandra Berlin

4 Easy Steps into Handstand

Handstands are not just great fun, but they are very handy when it comes to strengthening muscles of the upper body, including shoulders and arms, as well as the core. They will also help to improve balance, and if you are a climber, they're amazing to strengthen the weaker muscles of our shoulder joints! Ways … Continue reading 4 Easy Steps into Handstand

Eka pada raja kapotasana Sandra Berlin

Happy Hips, Happy you

I love Eka Pada Raja Kapotasana (a.k.a Half Pigeon)! It is a great hip opener, working on both the outer hips and the hip flexors. Getting into the pose The traditional shape of this pose is quite tricky to achieve as it involves some serious back arching skills! But this variation is accessible to most of us and, … Continue reading Happy Hips, Happy you

A chilled out way of working on your posture

 This is a posture I often use at the start of my classes and my students love it! It is relaxing. You are lying on the floor, grounding yourself, setting up for class..... But the great thing about it is that this is also a lovely chest opener, ideal to gently relieve upper back pain … Continue reading A chilled out way of working on your posture

Garudasana Sandra Berlin

Tie yourself in knots with Garudasana – From Chair to Eagle Pose, a strong leg workout

For my first asana blog of 2018 I chose not one but 2 poses: Utkatasana (Chair Pose) and  Garudasana (Eagle pose). I love sequencing them together, so I thought it would make sense having them both here. These poses are great for strengthening the legs and hip flexors, stretching the shoulders and working on concentration … Continue reading Tie yourself in knots with Garudasana – From Chair to Eagle Pose, a strong leg workout