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How should I breathe when I practise my pelvic floor practise or Kegels?

by anjayoga

How should I breathe when I practise my pelvic floor practise or Kegels? This is a big question and there are so many opinions: Should you engage the pelvic floor as you exhale – or when you inhale? Well, I teach both. And sometimes we “hold the Kegel” as we breathe for endurance. Sometimes we […]

Pelvic alignment in yoga

by anjayoga
Yoga Podcasts

The thing is… although our bodies are intelligent they also do what is easiest. If we have tight hips, glutes and hamstrings or our IT (iliotibial) band is tight or perhaps weak we will probably compensate. Joints that moves easily and are very mobile will also compensate for those restricted joints and muscles. On top of […]

Sleep well with Yoga Nidra or Yogic Sleep

by anjayoga

Sweet dreams… How did you sleep last night? How is your general sleep? We are apparently lacking in sleep – generally. There is an epidemic of sleep deprivation and it is highly likely that you are part of this statistic. We might be tired but too wired to actually sleep and rest. We all know […]

Selflove and FREE pelvic awareness videos

by anjayoga

#selflove We are using the term #SELFLOVE everywhere: on inspirational Instagram posts, magazine and blog post articles. I am using #selflove this February. Why #selflove I know it’s become a bit of cliche but most of us find it difficult to really love ourselves. We crave love from other people, our parents, lovers, spouse and friends. We want […]

What you want to read!

by anjayoga

I thought it would be interesting to see what you actually read when it comes to my blog posts. And these are the top blogs of 2018: Vaginal Dryness For the second year running… top spot goes to: Feeling dry? Let’s talk vaginal dryness An issue affecting so many women and yet it’s not discussed. I would […]

Breathing, pulsations and pelvic floor health

by anjayoga

Breathing, pulsations and pelvic floor health We all do it and luckily it happens without us thinking about it at all. We breathe. Unfortunately, many of us are not breathing properly. We have forgotten how to breathe. And we have been conditioned into breathing patterns that are not optimal. Our whole body, our posture and […]

Why are my Kegel exercises not working?

by anjayoga

Why are my Kegel exercises not working? You have been squeezing and squeezing and yet your pelvic floor still feels… well, it doesn’t feel anything at all. Perhaps lack of sensation during sex, no awareness. Or maybe it does feel something: weak or uncomfortable. Or even tight, sensitive and restricted. You still have incidents where […]

Premenstrual Pitta Powers

by anjayoga

Premenstrual tension and Ayurveda Before our period Pitta Dosha starts to increase according to the science of Ayurveda. Pitta is associated primarily with the element of fire although it also has the flowing qualities of water. Fire is about determination, focus, clear-sighted, ambition… We get hot-headed, less patient, and the fire of Pitta Dosha may […]

Periods and the moon cycle

by anjayoga

Menstruation and the moon Our periods (literally “interval of time” or “repeated cycle of events”) are connected with the moon. From the new moon to the full vibrant moon. Waning to the dark before it once again fills up. A journey that takes about 28 days. Just like our menstrual cycle. Or our lunar cycle. […]