Ashley Marley -Interview Number 11 CLS Conversations Podcast Interview - Movement is life - yoga

Movement is Life: An interview with expert yogini Ashley Marley

In Conscious Life Spaces Conversations Podcast we explore movement through yoga and its benefits as a lifestyle that moves us towards health, fitness and self-care. Ashley helps people to move into their greatness as they become embodied in mind, body and spirit. Ashley is an expert instructor from Venice Beach, California and is now sharing her California health and wellness lifestyle with others in Yorkshire Dales in England. Movement is… Read More »

Utkatasana Chair Pose Yoga Asana Conscious Life Space

Yoga is as Simple as Taking A Seat: Chair Pose

Utkatasana or Chair Pose There are a variety of yoga poses that you can practice that stimulate and benefit many parts of the body all at once. One of those poses is Chair Pose. In Sanskrit, the language of yoga, the pose is called Utkatasana (OOT-kah-TAH-sah-nah), but it does not translate to mean “chair pose.” It actually means “fierce pose.” Utkata means intense or powerful. We combine utkata + asana… Read More »

cultivating your yoga practice 5 steps

Five Habits to Cultivate your Yoga Practice

The result is a happy healthier you!

A regular practice can provide a myriad of benefits! We know how important it is to have a regular yoga practice. Study after study demonstrates that yoga heals. A regular practice can provide a myriad of benefits including: strengthing our immune system provides stress relief aids in weight loss regulating and lowering blood pressure counteract depression and more. Even so, it can be a challenge to stick with yoga when… Read More »

Heidi Camuti Interview opening up to your mind and body - Conscious Life Space's Conversations Podcast Episode 1

Opening up to your mind & body with yoga, a conversation with Heidi Camuti

Episode 1 Our daily lives can be stressed as we’re hurrying to get things done and it seems like an epidemic of overwhelm and malaise has taken a hold of us at times. We can tune out the noise and tune into the moment with yoga, allowing us to open up to mind and body, finding a connection to our breath and letting go. One of the lessons we learn… Read More »

Myranda Arnett Yoga Teacher Training Class Goa India

What to expect when you sign-up for yoga teacher training!

My experience of Yoga Teacher Training

Yoga is a practice that I found in college and it helped me get through school and receive my diploma by being a healthy outlet for me to work out the stressors of being a student and young adult trying to figure life out. After I finished my studies at the University of Hawai’i, I wanted to see the world and dive even deeper into my yoga practice. What better… Read More »

Outdoor Yoga Class photo by Rima Kruciene - Conscious Life Space

An insider’s guide to your first yoga class!

It's not as scary as you think

What to Expect from your First Yoga Class You’re taking the plunge. Maybe you were talked into it by a friend, or maybe all the research on the benefits of yoga have gotten you interested. You’re preparing to attend your first yoga class. How should you prepare and what should you expect? Getting Ready for the Class It’s always a good idea to talk with the instructor about the class.… Read More »

Yoga Pose Terms Language Infographic

Yoga Speak, Coming to Terms with the Language of Yoga

When watching yoga videos on line or taking a live class some instructors might use only the English language or maybe they use some Sanskrit terms or a combination of both. I made an infographic with some terms to help us have a beter understanding of some of the terms. Here is Yoga Speak One on the language of yoga. Learn with me and feel free to share your experiences… Read More »

Image of Rama, Sita and Lakshmana featured in Conscious Life Space's article on Tree Pose and the mythology of Queen Sita

Tree Pose, Mythology, Benefits and an Infographic

aka Vriksasana or Vrksasana

Tree pose aka Vriksasana or Vrksasana, it is one of the poses where I can morph into the pose’s name. it is also a pose that can test you and ground you. Tree pose as the barometer or thermometer for grounding Grounding is something that I used to have difficulty with when going through bigger life changes. Those are the times that I wanted to be detached from the earth.… Read More »

Good Vibes Only Sign - photo by Mark Adriane on Conscious Life Space

Yoga with Adriene

Practices and Challenge for the New Year

Update: for 2019 Yoga with Adriene will have a new 30 day yoga journey that anyone in the world can follow and practice with her online – it’s called Dedicate. Keep reading for more information and the practices that I find most satisfying. (29 December 2018) I’ve been meaning to write about Yoga with Adriene. Her motto is ‘find what feels good.’ She is one of my favourite yoga instructors… Read More »

3 legged downward dog asana - yoga pose infographic created by conscious life space CC4.0 Intl Attribution

Yoga Asana – 3 legged downward dog

3 legged dog Infographic Recently I was excited to celebrate my 2 year anniversary of my return to yoga. I still have a ‘fluffy belly’ but my level of fitness & flexibility has increased and I no longer suffer from migraines (which were caused by menopause.) Some days are more challenging than others. Here is the 3 legged dog infographic that I created so we can learn together. The images… Read More »

5 yoga poses asanas infographic conscious life space

Introduction to Asanas – 5 Yoga Poses Infographic

A lot of people write about how yoga has transformed their lives and it is a practice that can change your life. Sometime in the future, I’ll get to writing about that experience. The healing it provided or should I say provides regularly has inspired me to share what I’m learning. It’s only been about 2 years since I returned to a practice and it’s not always easy but it… Read More »

Ashtanga - eight fold path infographic

Ashtanga is it a yoga practice style or 8 limbs towards a purposeful life?

The answer is that it's both!

Recently I wrote about Hatha yoga and its core definition, sometimes with all the various styles spoken about, trademarked or invented it simply is confusing at times. From that, I’ve decided to keep posting some simple graphics to help sort out a lot of yoga terms and ideas. Ashtanga was confusing to me since I’ve heard the word in various contexts. So to help clear that up, today I am… Read More »

a list of Hatha Yoga Styles by conscious life space

Yoga an endless list of styles, the list goes on and on and on…

Yet, the simplest yoga term for a physical practice all starts with the term Hatha. Frankly sorting out all the different yoga styles can be confusing, especially since there are a lot of styles that range from an instructor creating their own style and accompanying term, to a simple noun descriptor – Ashtanga, Bikram, Family, Pre-natal, Dog yoga, Iyengar, Vinyasa yoga, Yin, Kriya, Kundalini, etc. The list is long. Sometimes… Read More »

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Hip Hip Hooray and Infographic with Yoga Poses for Hips

Yoga Poses for Happy and Healthy Hips editors have put together this great infographic and brief article on yoga poses for hips! Did you know that the hips are made up of 17 muscles? These muscles provide stability and balance and give us a range of motion for almost all our daily activities. Not taking care of your hips can be detrimental to your health and create problems such as poor balance, lower back pain, misalignment… Read More »

Featured Image for Yin Yoga - Cat Art Face - Photo credit: Uriel Soberanes - Conscious Life Space Guru

Yin Yoga and a Vinyasa Flow

Yin Yoga with Kassandra Reinhardt

If you ever wanted to learn Yin Yoga, Kassandra Reinhardt is the instructor for you. Kassandra started her YouTube channel in 2014 to share her passion for yin yoga. What’s different about yin yoga is that practitioners essentially hold poses for longer periods of time. The physiological aspects of a yin yoga practice focus more on connective tissue and joints rather than muscles. Still, the mental benefits are no different… Read More »

The Africa Yoga Project - The Conversation - republished on Conscious Life Space Guru

Yoga is bringing well-being and employment to young people in Africa

The Africa Yoga Project has educated, empowered and expanded the employability of youth in 15 African countries.

The Africa Yoga Project Shutterstock Yoga is a 5,000-year-old physical mind and body practice. Most present day practices share some variation of yoga poses (asana), breathing exercises (pranayama), relaxation, and meditation. Research indicates that one of yoga’s most powerful effects is to regulate the effects of stress. It increases behaviours associated with well-being – such as healthier eating, improved sleep behaviour – and increases socialisation. There is also evidence that… Read More »

Arthur Boorman amazing tranformational story YOGA HEALS!

Yoga Heals! How Yoga Changed Arthur Boorman’s Life

This inspirational story focuses on Arthur Boorman. Doctor’s and naysayers didn’t support Arthur Boorman’s dream to one day be healed. Searching on the internet for an unrelated topic, he stumbled upon the former professional wrestler, Diamond Dallas Page who teaches yoga. In May 2007, after months of painstaking willpower and his yoga practice, the war veteran walked alone for the first time in 15 years. He continued his practice and… Read More »

Yoga on CONSCIOUS LIFE SPACE you are your own Guru

How yoga makes us happy, according to science

Can we really unlock our personal power by adopting “powerful” body postures? Unfortunately, the findings that link these so-called “power poses” beloved of certain politicians with a real sense of power and control are difficult to replicate. We may not yet understand the mechanism through which body postures influence our psychological states, but our recent study suggests that we may draw insights from the rapidly expanding research on the psychological… Read More »

The Art of Yoga Project The Conversation Republished on Conscious Life Space Guru

How Yoga is Helping Girls Heal from Trauma

The Art of Yoga Project

Photo copyright TheArtOfYogaProject. Rocsana Enriquez started thinking about yoga again when she was pregnant. She was 19 and in an abusive relationship. When she was younger, Rocsana, whom I interviewed as part of my research, had taken part in a yoga program in a San Francisco Bay Area juvenile hall run by The Art of Yoga Project. She began using the skills she learned on the mat to slow herself… Read More »

Lara from Sukha Yoga Australia

Yoga Practice Videos: Vinyasa Flows for the morning & evening

Lara from Sukha Yoga in Australia: 2 Videos We’ve featured Lara’s practices on our main Yoga page for the months of June and July 2017. Every other month we feature a new instructor that makes their practice accessible worldwide. We want you to be able to find them easily. They’re good. So this ‘blog’ post has been added to and posted under the category of yoga and videos so you… Read More »