Janu Sirsasana (Head to Knee Pose)

Remember that with all yoga poses you should listen to your own body and if you feel any discomfort or unease stop practising and seek assistance from a yoga and/or medical practioner. ASANA Janu Sirsasana (Head to Knee Pose) WHERE Baddha Konasana is one of the poses in the Primary Series of the Ashtanga series, but[…]


Sivananda is known as one of the greatest Yoga masters of the 20th century, Swami Sivananda, is the inspiration behind the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres. He was a prolific writer and author of over 200 books on yoga, Vedanta and other subjects. He was trained in the medical profession and served as a physician for[…]


Patanjali was an ancient sage and the author of the Yoga Sutra’s. Little is known about his birth or the time in which he lived, however, he was considered an enlightened master and teacher who compiled the aspects of yoga into a system which is documented in the Yoga Sutra’s – one of the preeminent[…]

Start From Where You Are

During my yoga teacher training, someone said to me “start from where you are”. I thought “well that’s stupid – where else would I start from??” But to this day it is one of the tenants that I live by and say to myself most days. The ethos behind JIIVA is about embracing imperfection and[…]