A Yoga Teacher’s Dream

🧘‍♀️ Quinta Carvalhas: A Yoga Teacher’s Dream! 🌿 At Quinta Carvalhas, we believe in creating a sanctuary where yoga teachers and their students can thrive. Our beautiful retreat centre is a dream come true for yoga instructors, offering a serene and inspiring environment to deepen your practice and share your teachings. Here’s what makes Quinta […]

Cooling Pranayama

Cooling Pranayama Doing these breathing exercises will help you to blow off some steam, naturally.  Sheetali How to do: Moon Breathing – Chandra Bhedana How to do: Cooling Yoga Poses Here are some of my summer faves to incorporate into your practice Prasarita Padottanasana – Wide Leg Forward fold All forward folds are considered more […]

Cooling Yoga Poses

Cooling Yoga Poses Here are some of my summer faves to incorporate into your practice Prasarita Padottanasana – Wide Leg Forward fold All forward folds are considered more cooling poses, as opposed to backbends, which tend to be more heating.  Stand with your feet wide apart, toes slightly turned in. Inhale and lengthen your spine, […]

How to Practice Body Awareness 

Yoga and body awareness have a mutually beneficial relationship. Practising yoga improves your body awareness, and good body awareness will make different asana more accessible. Body awareness is important off the mat too as it helps you to have good posture, balance and stability. Which in turn helps to prevent injuries and falls.  How to […]

Yoga Accessories

🌟 Enhance Your Yoga Practice with Top Accessories! 🌟 Are you looking to take your yoga practice to the next level? Dive into the world of yoga props and accessories to elevate your experience on the mat. From enhancing alignment to providing support in challenging poses, these tools are assets for practitioners of all levels. […]

🌞 Morning Yoga Magic: A Gentle Wake-Up Call 🌞

There’s something truly magical about rolling out your yoga mat first thing in the morning. It’s like giving your body and mind a gentle nudge to start the day on the right foot. If you’ve ever wondered what happens to your body and mind during a morning yoga session, here are three points to ponder: […]

Start Your Day Right with At-Home Morning Yoga

Energize your mornings with a rejuvenating at-home yoga practice that sets the tone for a productive day ahead. Benefits of Morning Yoga Practice Starting your day with a morning yoga practice offers numerous benefits for your mind, body, and spirit. Regular morning yoga can help improve flexibility, strength, and balance, allowing you to move through […]

Failing Well in Yoga: Embracing Growth on the Mat

🌿 Failing Well in Yoga: Embracing Growth on the Mat 🌿 There is no such thing as FAILING AT YOGA! 🙌 Yoga isn’t just about mastering every pose perfectly; it’s also about learning from the journey, even when we stumble or fall. Here’s why failing well in yoga can be a beautiful part of the […]

How to: Sun Salutation A

Sun Salutation A, also known as Surya Namaskar A, is a foundational sequence in yoga that combines several asanas (poses) in a fluid sequence. It’s a great way to warm up the body, stretch major muscle groups, and synchronize movement with breath. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to perform Sun Salutation A: 1. Mountain […]

Fun Facts about Pelicans and Yoga

Discover Balance and Strength with the Pelican Yoga Asana If you’re looking to add a twist to your yoga practice, consider incorporating the Pelican Pose into your routine. This intermediate balancing twist is a one-legged variation of the revolved chair pose, requiring both leg and core strength. As you gracefully navigate through this posture, you’ll […]

Step-by-Step Guide: How to Do the Goddess Asana

Discover the beauty and power of the Goddess Asana with our step-by-step guide that will help you master this empowering yoga pose. Benefits of the Goddess Asana The Goddess asana, also known as Utkata Konasana or the Goddess squat, offers numerous benefits for both the mind and body. This powerful yoga pose helps to strengthen […]

Unlocking the Benefits of Yin Yoga

Unlocking the Benefits of Yin Yoga Discover the amazing benefits of practising Yin Yoga and how it can enhance your overall well-being. Understanding Yin Yoga Yin Yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga that focuses on long-held, passive poses. It targets the connective tissues of the body, such as the ligaments, tendons, and fascia, to […]

Embracing Menopause: 3 Yoga Poses to Support Your Body

As women transition through menopause, they often experience a range of physical and emotional changes. From hot flashes to mood swings, the menopausal journey can be challenging. However, integrating yoga into your routine can offer numerous benefits, including stress reduction, improved flexibility, and support for overall well-being. Here are three yoga poses specifically tailored to […]

Running a business with the guiding principles of yoga

We have set ourselves an interesting challenge. How to run a business following the teachings of Yoga. Running a business with the guiding principles of yoga involves integrating the core values of yoga into every aspect of your business practices. We think it is going to go a little bit like this: By integrating these […]

Surf Yoga: Ride the Waves Stronger with Core Strengthening Sequence

Ride the Waves Stronger with Core Strengthening Sequence As any surfer knows, core strength is the foundation of agility, stability, and power on the board. To conquer the waves with finesse, it’s crucial to target your abdominals, obliques, and lower back. Enter the Core Strengthening Sequence – a set of exercises designed to sculpt a […]

Unlocking the Power of Yoga: 5 Transformative Benefits for Holistic Wellness

Yoga, an ancient practice that originated in India, has transcended centuries and borders to become a global phenomenon embraced by individuals seeking physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. Beyond the graceful poses and mindful breathing, yoga offers a multitude of benefits that extend far beyond the mat. Let’s delve into the five transformative advantages that yoga […]

Power Up Your Surfing Game with Arm and Shoulder Strengthening Yoga Sequences

Power Up Your Surfing Game with Arm and Shoulder Strengthening Sequence Paddling out, catching waves, and manoeuvring on the board – these essential surfing skills heavily rely on the strength and endurance of your arms, shoulders, and upper back. To amplify your performance in the water, integrate the Arm and Shoulder Strengthening Sequence into your […]

Surf Yoga – Boost Your Surfing Skills: Best Yoga Sequences for Surfers

Discover the top yoga sequences specifically designed to enhance your surfing skills and performance on the waves. The Benefits of Yoga for Surfers Yoga offers numerous benefits for surfers, both physically and mentally. Practicing yoga can improve your overall strength, flexibility, and balance, which are all important for maintaining stability and control while riding the […]

Enhance Your Surfing Flow with a Hip Opening Yoga Sequence

Enhance Your Surfing Flow with Hip Opening Sequence Surfing is all about fluidity – the seamless transition between turns, the graceful glide across the face of a wave. To unlock your full surfing potential, prioritize hip mobility and flexibility with the Hip Opening Sequence: By integrating the Hip Opening Sequence into your pre-surf warm-up or […]

Unleash Your Inner Strength with Sun Salutations (Surya Namaskar)

Unleash Your Inner Strength with Sun Salutations (Surya Namaskar) Sun Salutations, or Surya Namaskar, aren’t just a series of yoga poses; they’re a transformative full-body workout that can elevate your physical and mental well-being. Originating from ancient Indian tradition, this sequence offers a holistic approach to fitness, blending strength, flexibility, breath control, and focus. Here’s […]

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