This kriya is a cleansing practice of the sinus passages with warm saline water.
Yogis have practised it for centuries for its innumerable and powerful benefits.
It is also called Neti or Saline Nasal Irrigation.
Thinking of signing up for the Thailand Yoga Teacher Training?
What else can you do whilst you are there?
Thailand, the country of Temples, massages, great food, elephants and of course the smile. In the north of Thailand 25k away from Chiang Mai is where you can do find yourself on the Tribe 200hr Thailand Yoga Teacher Training.
There are a number of worldwide locations that when you arrive have a natural or cultivated spiritual ambience; Ibiza, Koh Phangan-Thailand, Bali, Rishikesh- India, Byron bay – Austrailia to name but a few.
Over the past few years Goa has evolved into somewhat of a spiritual mecca. The number of yoga teacher training courses has skyrocketed, you can find every type of yoga retreat that you could possibly conceive of, there are yoga shalas and yoga centers in every nook and cranny and more recently the crowds are coloured by the white robes of yoga teachers and the orange robes of swarmis. Continue reading Yoga Goa, one of the worlds hotspots→
This short post was inspired by a question from a colleague regarding Uddiyana Bandha… The question was ‘how do you feel uddiyana bandha during the practise of Ashtanga vinyasa.
The bandhas are an integral part of the Ashtanga Vinyasa system, Bandha literally means “lock”, “hold” or “tighten”. Bandhas manipulate the flow of energy throughout the body and bring lightness, ease, and unbelievable depth and richness to the practice. Uddiyana means “flying up”. Continue reading A few thoughts on Uddiyana Bandha→
For many of us extreme back bends are not what the body needs! Too oft yoga practitioners strive after postures like urdhva dhanurasana and kapotanasana with a fierce passion. I have a students who is doing everything she can to get into full Kapotasana (arguably one of the most intense back bends possible). Whilst flexibility is vital in the spine for good health the long term effects of extreme backbends may actually be a weakening of the spine that can lead to all sorts of issues.