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Indian PM Leads 50,000 Yogis on International Yoga Day

The world’s third International Yoga Day is TODAY! This morning India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi led more than 50,000 yogis in an outdoor yoga practice in Lucknow. Inaugurated by Modi in 2014, International Yoga Day is celebrating its third birthday with yoga sessions being held in its honour worldwide, from Macchu Pichu to an Indian Navy submarine. Rain did not stand in the way...

Yoga Beyond the Body: Part II

Once we start to move beyond a purely physical practice, and come to appreciate the deeper psychological dimensions of yoga, we start to see that it’s not all about poses. Yoga is about finding a sense of awareness that connects us to ourselves and to life itself. It’s possible to have the most impressive asana practice ever, but the execution of it might not be yoga. Sometimes asana itself can...

Charity Class with Maria!

We love our Charity Class – a chance for yoga (and you!) to give back. You’ll experience a dynamic Vinyasa Flow class with one of our graduates, and your £4 donation (or more if you’d like!) goes straight to Médecins Sans Frontierès. WIN + WIN = DOUBLE WIN!   Our Graduate Maria Carolina gives us some insight into who she is and where she comes from: YogaLondon: How long...

The Best of Online Yoga

Who’s Who and What’s What at 5 of the Internet’s hottest studios Whilst it’s true that London – like many of the world’s capital cities – has more yoga studios than ever before, it can still be difficult to get to class. With long days in the office, kids’ after-school rotas, socialising and the need for sleep/Netflix all vying for our time, the pace of modern life can get in the way...

Yoga Beyond The Body: Part I

It’s a relatively well-known fact that one of the founding Yoga texts, Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras, doesn’t mention much about asana. In fact, the only reference the sutras make to physical postures rather plainly states the importance of sitting comfortably.1 This might seem at odds with the plethora of physical variations of yoga now readily available. So if the physical stuff has evolved from...

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