Before diving in, you may find it helpful to read my Introduction to the Chakras and posts about the first, second and third chakras. Located in the centre of the chest, the fourth chakra is the ‘bridge’ between the lower chakras which represent our place in the physical world, and the higher chakras which…

This is the year, you’re finally going to do it! Way to go! I remember the first time I went to a yoga class. Although I’d heard so much about the benefits of doing yoga and knew it would be a positive addition to my life, I won’t lie, I was anxious. When I thought about…

  Before diving into this piece, I suggest reading my Introduction to the Chakras and posts about the first and second chakras. The third chakra, known as the solar plexus chakra or manipura, is yellow in colour and located around the area of the stomach. It is responsible for looking after the health of the stomach, liver,…

You’ve seen it on Instagram. You’ve seen it on tank tops. I’m just here for the savasana. Hell yeah! Although my students rarely leave before savasana, I’ve heard it’s common. When I talk about this phenomenon with other teachers or long-term yogis, they look quizzical and say something like, “but it’s the best bit!” The…

Get to know Georgina, the beauty and the brains behind Vitalita Yoga. Why did you become a Yoga teacher? I first rolled out my mat in 2004 but, entranced by London’s hedonistic lifestyle and climbing the career ladder, my practice was sporadic. Diagnosed with anxiety and depression in 2011 after mistaking a panic attack for…

I suggest reading my Introduction to the Chakras and post about the first chakra before diving into this article! The second chakra (aka. sacral chakra or svadisthana in Sanskrit), is orange in colour and located just below the navel. This chakra is responsible for looking after the health of the body parts located in this area…

Life is in the breath. One who half breathes, half lives – Chinese proverb Does it matter how I breathe? Breathing is an automatic and involuntary bodily function; the body breathes whether we think about it or not.  I didn’t really think about a breathing before I started yoga. In fact, have a somewhat embarrassing confession:…

I’ll be the first to put my hand up and say I struggle to stick to a daily meditation practice. Erratic would be the best way to describe it: a little mantra here, a guided chakra meditation there. Some days I’d meditate first thing in the morning. Other days, I’d be about to drift off to…

I have an injury. Can I still do yoga? The short answer to this frequently asked question is YES. Yoga is suitable for everyone and is a great way to ease back into physical activity. The longer answer is that not every class or every pose will be appropriate for you. So, here are five…

Blocks, bolsters, blankets… love ’em or hate ’em? Props spark all kinds of reactions. There are people who NEVER use and I’ve heard all kinds of reasons why: They take too much time to set up They cost too much I don’t know what to do with them They are only for beginners /older /…

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