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Vixie Tonkin

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Balancing the poles;
Yoga Moment

Balancing the poles

During July I’ve been blessed to be able to teach some new groups of pupils. Some are regulars at the studio in Anglet where I’ve been teaching since March, Yoga’ttitude 64. And some are the pupils of a local teacher here in Salies, Denise Spencer. I’ve been touched by the willingness of the other teachers …

Why wear white?;
Yoga Moment

Why wear white?

In yoga, the colour white represents the purification of the self, traditionally worn by students to differentiate themselves from the swamis, the teaching monks, who wore robes of saffron orange. Orange is the colour of spirituality and represents both the sun and fire; the guiding light of the spiritual quest and the transformative power of …

Restez cool cet été…;
Moment de Yoga (français)

Restez cool cet été…

La chaleur est arrivée finalement et l’été est déjà bien installé, aussi bien en Angleterre qu’ en France. Les longues journées ensoleillées et des nuits chaudes apportent leurs propres difficultés, car nous avons du mal à nous garder au frais. Donc voici un petite exercice de «pranayama», exercice de respiration. La «respiration sitali» refroidit le …

Keeping cool this summer…;
Yoga Moment

Keeping cool this summer…

Temperatures are finally rising and summer is here, whether you’re in the UK or France. The long sunny days and warm nights bring their own challenges, as we find it hard to keep cool. So here’s a little tip for you from the huge yogic area of pranayama, or breathing exercises. Sitali breathing cools your …

On the coast… sur la côte…;
Words

On the coast… sur la côte…

Introducing Thursday yoga on the coast with Yoga’ttitude 64 Join me each Thursday (11th July – 29th August) on the beach in Anglet or in the centre of Biarritz for an hour of traditional Hatha yoga. Make the most of the beautiful weather by practicing outside as we join our mats in a circle. Or …

Pouquoi l’«om»?;
Moment de Yoga (français)

Pouquoi l’«om»?

Le mot «om» (qui peut aussi s’écrire «aum») est considéré en yoga être le son primordial de l’univers. Elle représente la totalité de l’existence dans sa forme d’énergie de base. Elle représente la dissolution des limites que nous voyons, entendons et touchons, reliant tous les êtres à leur source fondamentale: l’énergie de l’univers.

Why do we use Om?;
Yoga Moment

Why do we use Om?

The word ‘om’ (which can also be spelt ‘aum’) is considered, in yoga, to be the primordial sound of the universe. It represents the whole of existence in its basic energy form. It represents the dissolving of the boundaries that we see, hear and touch, connecting all beings to their fundamental source: the energy of …

A moment of calm;
Yoga Moment

A moment of calm

In last week’s Yoga Moment I promised to share a practice you can do on your yoga cushion, or ‘zafu’. Here’s a practice that will calm the body and mind, stretching the arms and back, leaving you with a profound sensation of calm. Sitting cross-legged on your cushion allow the lower half of the body …