Iyengar

Here is a short description of this style of yoga – to learn more join our JIIVA tribe and come on the #JIIVAjourney with us! What is it?  Iyengar Yoga is a style that focusses on alignment and precision in poses in a sequence developed by B.K.S Iyengar. With its roots in the eight limbs of Hatha Yoga it aims to bring balance through this approach to sequencing and timing and focus on the union of the body[…]

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

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

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[…]

Jivamukti

Here is a short description of this style of yoga – to learn more join our JIIVA tribe and come on the #JIIVAjourney with us! What is it?  This is a style of yoga which aims to train your body, as well as educate your heart, your soul and your mind. It aims to create a spiritual enlightenment during physical practice. What does it mean?  Jivamukti is derived from the Sanskrit word Jivanmukthi which means “Liberation whilst living”. It claims a[…]

B.K.S Iyengar

A student of Krishnamacharya, B.K.S Iyengar developed the tradition of Iyengar Yoga and is the author of many books on yoga practice and philosophy including Light on Yoga, Light on Pranayama, Light on the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, and Light on Life. Along with Sri K Pattabhi Jois and Indra Devi, he is one of the key influences of yoga[…]

Bikram

Here is a short description of this style of yoga – to learn more join our JIIVA tribe and come on the #JIIVAjourney with us! What is it?  The intention of Bikram Yoga is to move oxygenated blood throughout the body through a series of 26 poses completed in a heated room. The benefits of this system of yoga are in “the tourniquet effect: stretching, balancing (using gravity), and creating pressure all at the same time. The blood supply[…]