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Do you Practise Mirror Image Yoga?

I see you are interested....allow me to explain further. Mirror image yoga is the practice of performing your yoga poses identically on both the right and left sides. Now, none of us has a perfectly symmetrical body. We all have one hip or shoulder that is tighter than the other, right? Mirror image yoga can help you in three ways: 1) Identify imbalances 2) Correct imbalances 3) Prevent imbalances from getting worse The Gurugrid was invented with, precisely, this issue in mind.  Identify imbalances Imagine your Warrior pose. Does one side feel easier, stronger, or looser to you? It is not always easy to tell. When we designed the Gurugrid. we had this exact problem in mind. The only way...

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Why Symmetry is Important for Goddess Pose

Aesthetically, Goddess is one of my favourite poses.              Physically, I love it because it offers us the opportunity to work on leg strength, hip flexibility, and balance. Goddess works every muscle in the legs and stretches most of the hip muscles. But what I love most about it is the symmetry. By creating a perfectly symmetrical frame for this pose, we can see and feel imbalances in our hips, shoulders, back, and torso. One of the main reasons for the Gurugrid is to provide you with this symmetrical framework. By placing your feet in mirror image and using the midpoint to centre your torso, any imbalances in your body become immediately evident. Once you have...

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3 Ways the Gurugrid Improves Your Balance

Finding equilibrium in yoga can be highly challenging. Some poses ask a lot from us in terms of strength, flexibility, and concentration.  Here are 3 ways the Gurugrid can help you achieve serene balance where you previously only found frustrating wobbles.    1 - DRISHTIS Drishti is simply directing your gaze to a specific point in a slightly unfocused way. This method helps to keep your eyes from wandering and from focussing too sharply on one point, ultimately helping you direct your focus inward and on your pose.  The Gurugrid presents you with lots of focal points, depending on what pose you are doing. You can look directly on your mat at one of the lotus flowers or you can look at one of...

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Transitioning Between Poses

The more I see the Gurugrid out in its natural habitat (the yoga class), the more I see what an essential part of yoga it has become. I love to drop into new yoga classes to see how the mat will work in different styles of yoga. As usual, I learned something new.  I know I am not supposed to be looking around during yoga, but I honestly can’t help it, now that it has become my life’s mission to help improve the practice of yogis everywhere! I noticed that we were all set up with our feet at hip-width in Mountain, but soon as we transitioned to lunge, many people in the class placed their feet in one line...

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The 11 Components of a Yoga Pose

I don't want to freak you out, but a yoga pose is way more complex than you think. There are 11 components or systems at work in each yoga pose. I freaked you out, didn't I? Not to worry - you don’t need to be actively working on, or thinking of all 11. If you work on performing your pose to the best of your ability and avoid incorrect positioning, posture, and alignment, the rest will come naturally. This is one of the main reasons I invented the Gurugrid. If we reduce the time spent on the most easily corrected (12th) component – placement on the mat, we will have more time and energy to dedicate to the 11 other,...

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