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Asana


Comprising the movements and postures of yoga, meaning literally to be steady and comfortable in the body.

Pranayama


To balance, expand and direct energy by means of the breath. Pranayama creates a feeling of physical and mental lightness.

Shatkarma


Purification methods to remove toxins & make the body clean and strong.

Yoganidra


Yogic sleep or conscious relaxation where the mind becomes very receptive. Effort is dropped, but awareness remains.

Yama/Niyama


Internal and external behaviours become harmonised and conscious.

Pratyahara


Lessening  the pull of the senses, reducing the desires that disturb the mind.

Mantra


Liberating the mind, supporting positive intention, lifting the heart.

Dharana/Dhyana


Developing deep levels of concentration and stillness, we are not so easily disturbed or influenced.

Digestive Cleansing: Techniques & Benefits

Digestive Cleansing: Techniques & Benefits

Shankaprakshalana, the digestive cleansing. This is a profound practice which loosens the tensions of body, mind and habit. It brings a state of lightness and receptivity and is the ideal start for the undertaking of sadhana. At Quay Yoga we teach 3 simple but very...

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What is Sadhana?

What is Sadhana?

Following is a quote from Swami Niranjan of Bihar school of yoga. Sadhana indicates the drive and the effort to follow the aspirations defined by yoga. Sadhana means sustained effort over a period of time for a long duration to achieve the aims set out by yoga. There...

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