Yoga 2 Hear Newsletter Archive

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Yoga 2 Hear May 2016 Newsletter.

What's in this Newsletter.
News of our latest release, your exclusive subscriber offer and much more.

New Release - Meditating on the Vayus.Meditating-Vayus-Yoga-Download-SueFuller
Meditating on the Vayus contains 4 easy to follow guided meditations that allow you to discover and enhance the movement of energy or Prana around the body. The sessions perfectly complement pranayama and meditation practices and will take your knowledge to a whole new level and leave you feeling great!

 

Our Prana flows in many different directions, these different flows of prana are known as Vayus (Vayu translates to mean wind). Within the body there are five main flows of prana, these are the Pancha Prana Vayus. Each Vayu influences different actions, organs, emotions and moods. 

 

The more I work and focus on prana, the more layered the subject becomes.  Very similar to yoga, the more you discover the more you continue to discover.
I spend a little time each day focusing on the movement of prana around my body and have found that it is extremely energising, balancing and grounding.  It is through my own regular pranayama and yoga practices that I decided to create this new release.

I have kept these new sessions fairly short. Three are 15 minutes in length and are followed whilst seated. The fourth is a little longer at 25 minutes and is followed whilst laying down. find out more

Exclusive Subscriber Special Offer.
I would like to offer you a 20% discount on all CD's and downloads including Meditating on the Vayus. Please enter the code may20 at the checkout to receive your discount. Offer ends midnight Sunday. shop now 

 

The Yoga Magazine.
Keep a look out for the latest issue of the Yoga magazine which features my new column. 

 

New content coming soon!
I'm adding the finishing touches to the new pages where you can read more about yoga and health on the Yoga 2 Hear site.

Thank you for taking the time to read this newsletter and thank you to those of you that have emailed feedback and requests. It’s great to hear from you so please keep it coming!

 

Namaste,

and the Yoga 2 Hear Team.


 

Yoga 2 Hear March 2016 Newsletter. 

What's in this Newsletter.
In this newsletter we are excited to announce the release of Easy Everyday Pranayamas, we also have a very special offer for you.

New Release - Easy Everyday Pranayamas.
This new release contains five easy to follow guided pranayama sessions, designed to increase the flow of prana within the body.  Prana is our vital life force and when it flows freely and unrestricted quite simply we feel great.Easy Everyday Pranayamas mp3 by Sue Fuller

I love performing pranayamas and have found that they increase my vitality and help me easily reach a meditative state.  Having worked with these breathing exercises for many years, I decided to include the simplest and most effective in this audio.  This will make each days practice achievable and beneficial.


Each session is just 14 minutes in length and will make it possible to fit yoga breathing exercises into even the busiest of days.  Before bed or upon waking is a great time to follow this audio, it will complement all of the Yoga 2 Hear Daily Yoga and Meditation classes. find out more 

Exclusive Subscriber Special Offer.
I would like to offer you 25% OFF all my products, including Easy Everyday Pranayamas. Please enter the code march25 at the checkout to receive your discount. Offer ends midnight Sunday. shop now  

Pranayamas can be performed by anyone, all you need to be able to do is breathe.  
Prana is our vital life force it is something that we share with all other living beings when prana flows freely we can enjoy optimum levels of heath and vitality, we feel balanced and in tune.   

The prana in yoga is known as our vital life force, it is also regarded as the great cosmic catalyst.  It is something that we share with the entire universe and it’s something that connects us to all other life, plant animal and human.  If you think about this for a moment when you exhale, the prana does not end it continues its journey and maybe some of the carbon dioxide in your exhalation is absorbed by a plant or a tree and converted to oxygen and then inhaled by another living being and so the journey of prana continues.  Prana is limitless. 

By bringing awareness to how we breathe we can raise levels of prana and encourage it to flow freely around the body.  Prana travels around the body in energy zones known as Nadis, in certain areas the prana becomes denser which creates different energy centres, known as Chakras.  Each Chakra influences different areas of our physical and emotional health and well-being.  It is this prana moving around the body that contributes massively to our current levels of health and vitality.  Pranayamas help to clear the energy zones making it possible for the prana to extend throughout your entire body and travel freely. 

Although in Yoga we talk very much about the effects of prana on the body in science we can also look at the positive effects that oxygen has on the body.  What is so wonderful about yoga and the practise of pranayama is that they are breathing exercises and if all the talk of prana is too cosmic then why not consider that you are raising oxygen levels, improving your lung capacity, enhancing circulation and helping clear and relax your mind. 

Whether you are thinking about prana or oxygen this audio (Easy Everyday Pranayamas)can bring positive benefits to you. 

So often it is tricky to relax or meditate because the mind is so busy thinking.  The mind likes to be active, through pranayama practise we are able to occupy the mind with the current activity, this helps to stop other internal dialogues, which in turn helps to relax and calm the mind.  This provides you with an opportunity to relax or even obtain a meditative state. 

Prana our vital life force will increase vitality, oxygen is the body’s main source of fuel and is required for all chemical reactions and healing to occur within the body.  So why not engage in just fourteen minutes a day of pranayama practice to greatly enhance overall health and well-being. 

The Yoga Magazine.
Keep a look out for the latest issue of the Yoga magazine which features my new column The Science of Pranayama.  

Look out for new updates being made to the Yoga 2 Hear website.
We now have a Pinterest button on all of our product pages making it easier for you to pin your favorite products. 

I will soon be adding an article section to the web site so that you can read more about yoga and health on the Yoga 2 Hear site.  I will also be posting these articles on Facebook.  So please do come and like us on FB and feel free to link to any of our pages or articles that you find interesting. 

Thank you for taking the time to read this newsletter and thank you to those that have emailed feedback and requests it’s great to hear from you. 

Namaste,

Sue

and the Yoga 2 Hear Team. 


  

Yoga 2 Hear Newsletter Sept 2015.

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New Release - Chakra Yoga Vol.2. My brand new mp3, Chakra Yoga Vol.2 is released today. The session follows on from the very popular Chakra Yoga Vol.1 session which I have recently updated, re-recorded and re-released. Both sessions have been created to cleanse and balance the chakras, bring  awareness to your energetic body and promote the flow of prana. find out more

Exclusive Subscriber Special Offer. I would like to offer you 20% OFF all my products, including the new sessions. Please enter the code SEPT20 at the checkout to claim your discount. Offer ends midnight Sunday. shop now

What are Chakras and why are they so vital to our health and well-being?

Chakras are dense areas of pranic energy that spin in a clockwise direction.  There are chakras positioned all over the body but the seven major ones are located between the base of the spine and the crown of the head.  Each chakra influences and balances different emotions, conditions, behaviours, senses, organs and body parts and each is different in colour, frequency and size.  A well balanced yoga practice will help to keep the chakras balanced and in tune. Here's more info on the Chakras:

The First Chakra

Muladhara Chakra (root chakra)

Muladhara or the root chakra is located at the base of the spine.  This chakra is the most important chakra as it provides support for the six chakras that are aligned above it.  This chakra will keep us grounded and well balanced.

It is a rich red colour and its corresponding element is earth.  Muladhara connects us to the earth. When balanced it reminds us that we are protectors of the earth not destroyers. 

It is associated with the large intestine, the excretory organs, adrenal glands and our survival instinct.

The Second Chakra

Svadhishthana Chakra (the sacral chakra)

The Svadhishthana Chakra is located just below the navel.  It is orange in colour and its corresponding element is water.  This chakra governs the emotional and sensual aspects of our lives.  When this chakra is unbalanced it is greatly reflected in our emotional behaviour.

The element of this chakra (water) is a constant reminder that we all experience movement and emotional changes.  Water moves freely, when it is out of control it is extremely powerful.

It is associated the lymphatic system, kidneys, bladder, sexual organs, taste, vitality, creativity and compulsiveness.

The Third Chakra 

Manipura Chakra (the solar plexus chakra).

Manipura chakra – literally translates to mean “The City of Jewels”.  When Manipura is balanced it will bring riches such as clarity, wisdom, bliss, self-confidence, self- assurance and the ability to make the correct decisions.

Manipura gives us our “get up and go”.  It is yellow in colour and its corresponding element is fire.  This fire is regarded as having the ability to burn away negativity making way for positive change.

It is associated with the stomach, liver, nervous system, gallbladder, small intestine, spleen, pancreas, sight and emotions such as jealousy and self- pity.

The Fourth Chakra

Anahata Chakra (the heart chakra)

Anahata translates from Sanskrit to mean “unstruck” or “unhurt”, meaning that beneath any personal suffering and heartbreak resides unconditional love and compassion.  Anahata is not to be underestimated the energy contained here is boundless, infinite and powerful.

Anahata Chakra is located in the centre of the chest, it is coloured green and its corresponding element is air.  When this chakra is balanced we enjoy a sense of peace and harmony.

It is associated with the heart, circulation, blood pressure, lungs, ribs, upper back and emotions such as love, empathy, compassion and humanity

The Fifth Chakra

Vishuddha (the throat chakra)

Visha means impurity or poison and Shuddhi means purification.  This Chakra is therefore the centre of physical and spiritual purification.

It is sky blue in colour and largely influences our creativity, confidence and ability to express ourselves.

It is associated with the throat, neck, jaw, shoulders, arms, hands, thyroid, expression and creativity. 

The Sixth Chakra

Ajna (the brow chakra)

This chakra is indigo in colour and also known as the third eye it is located just above the centre of the eyebrows. A healthy Brow Chakra will provide us with the ability to experience our true existence it allows us to see the “bigger picture” of life.

It is associated with the head, endocrine system, extra sensory perception (ESP) and the astral world. 

The Seventh Chakra

Sahasrara (the crown chakra)

This chakra is also known as the lotus with a thousand petals.

The Crown Chakra is viewed as a gateway to a higher state of awareness.

This chakra is located on and above the top of the head.  A healthy crown chakra will provide knowledge, wisdom and a spiritual connection.

It is associated with the pineal gland, brain, nervous system and pure consciousness.

 

Thank you for taking the time to read this newsletter and for your continued support.

 

Namaste,

 

and the Yoga 2 Hear Team.


Yoga 2 Hear Newsletter May 2015.

New Release - Gentle Yoga for Mindfulness.  This brand new 35 minute session enables beginners and those with more experience to benefit from both techniques. Combining the practice of yoga with mindfulness allows you to practise yoga mindfully with complete awareness, by doing so it becomes easier and more natural to perform other daily activities mindfully. find out more

Exclusive Subscriber Special Offer.  This month I would like to offer you 20% OFF all Yoga2Hear classes. Please enter the code at the checkout to receive your discount. Offer ends midnight Sunday. shop now

 May Subscriber Special OfferWeekly Specials.
Don’t forget to check out the Yoga2hear homepage for my latest weekly special Strong AM-PM Yoga. You can combine the offer with your subscriber discount code and get the special at a massive 40% off. find out more

Yoga Magazine.  Keep a look out for the latest issue of the Yoga magazine which features a new article of mine.

Buyers Guide. Not Sure which Yoga 2 Hear classes are right for you? Here are a few ideas….

Yoga for the Surf Vol.1Do you suffer from tightness in the upper body? If so Yoga for the Surf Vol.1 is the perfect class for you!  Surfers require flexibility and strength through the upper body so this class focusses on increasing the range of mobility whilst releasing tension through the neck, shoulders and upper back. find out more 

Been practicing yoga for six months or more? Would you like to increase your strength? Why not try More 2 in 1 Yoga for Weight Loss!  This class increases muscular strength and tones and shapes the body whilst helping to burn extra calories. find out more 

If you need any advice as to which classes would be right for you, just ask, I’m here to help. 

More New Classes Coming Soon.  I am in the recording studio working on more new yoga classes, plesae watch this space for news of new releases.

Ask Sue 

How Do I Calm My Restless Mind?  This is something that most of us struggle with from time to time.  Our current situation and circumstances dictate the degree of turmoil we feel.  Here are a few suggestions to help still and calm the mind.

Take a moment to lie on your back with your knees bent. Slow your breathing down.  Place your hands onto your abdomen and feel the rise and fall of this area as you breathe.  Allow your mind to do its thing and just watch the activity.  Notice the emotions, the thoughts, the sensations and avoid paying them any attention.  Easier said than done!  Like all things, a little practice will go a long way.

Remain in the position breathing slowly through your nose whilst watching your thoughts come and go.  Become the observer of your thoughts.  In time you will find that by slowing down the rhythm of your breath your mind will also begin to become calmer. 

Another technique is to focus on the smooth steady flow of your breath entering and leaving your body.  When you notice that your mind has become distracted by your thoughts bring your focus back to your breath.

Remember it is totally natural for the mind to be active, but there can be sometimes when the mind is a little too active and it would be beneficial for it to calm down.   During these times we  might experience an increase in stress hormones and feel a little anxious, by slowing down the breathing and taking time to relax we are able to lower these stress hormones and be in a state of what is known as “rest and digest”.  When we are in this mode the body is able to rest and heal, which is something to consider, when the mind is racing.

Take your time and practice little by little.  

Here are a few suggestions to help calm a busy mind: - Yoga Relaxations, Relaxations for Sleep, Eye Yoga, Gentle Yoga or anything from the Mindfulness category.

Thanks for taking the time to read this newsletter!

Namaste,

Sue Fuller

Sue and the Yoga 2 Hear Team 


Yoga 2 Hear Newsletter March 2015.

What's in this Newsletter. An exclusive special offer, a new release and the answer to the question - What’s mindfulness all about?

The New Yoga 2 Hear Easy Everyday Mindfulness SessionsNew Release - Easy Everyday Mindfulness.  Following the success of Mindfulness for the Absolute Beginner we decided to create five short, easy-to-follow mindfulness sessions to help you bring mindfulness into your daily routine. Mindfulness is a simple technique that is rapidly becoming very popular and is proving to bring a multitude of physical and psychological benefits. Mindfulness has its roots in Buddhism and is a fantastic way to relieve stress and provide a happier and healthier way of life. find out more

Go with the Flow.   As the seasons change, why not go with the flow and add a little variety to your yoga!  Now is a good time to add a new focus or include something a little different like flowing vinyasa yoga, maybe some meditation or mindfulness or even yoga pranayamas.  If you usually practice flowing vinyasa yoga why not try my Yoga for Compassion or my Gentle or Deep Yoga Stretches sessions for something totally different!  If you need any advice as to which classes would be right for you, just ask, I’m here to help.

Your Exclusive Discount CodeExclusive Subscriber Special Offer.  I would like to offer you 20% OFF all my classes. Please enter the code at the checkout to receive your discount. Offer ends midnight Sunday. shop now

Weekly Specials.
Don’t forget to check out the Yoga2hear homepage for my latest weekly specials. You can combine these offers with your subscriber discount code and get the specials at a massive 40% off. find out more

Yoga Magazine.  Keep a look out for the latest issue of the Yoga magazine which features a new article of mine. 

More New Classes Coming Soon.  We are back in the studio working on new yoga classes. Watch this space for news of new releases.

Ask Sue 

What is Mindfulness all About?  One of the reasons I believe Mindfulness is growing in popularity so rapidly is because it is very easy to practice.  It’s about learning to pay complete attention to what you are doing at that present moment. How often do you find yourself doing one thing whilst thinking about something else?  Probably often, it’s completely natural and we all do it more than we realise!

Mindfulness is a proven stress reliever. It helps to clear and focus the mind, it enhances relationships, increases productivity at work, promotes health and vitality and encourages a positive outlook. The great thing is that just a few minutes of daily practice will go a long way. It's extremely easy to do, no special equipment is required and the benefits can be experienced instantly!  With a little practice you can learn to focus fully on the current moment in time and integrate Mindfulness into your daily life.

To develop mindfulness we need to pay complete attention to what we are doing without becoming distracted by thoughts of the future, memories of the past or by our emotions.  If a thought, feeling or emotion enters your mind,  do not pass any judgment, just allow them to pass. You can acknowledge they exist, but then bring your full attention back to the current moment. 

By becoming more mindful we are able to fully experience each moment in time, which increases the fulfilment gained from any activity.  When we live mindfully we feel content and happy as we get to fully experience each moment in time as it unfolds. Try it next time you talk to a friend. Focus completely on what they are saying to you.  Do not pre-empt a reply or plan in your mind what you are going to do in the future. Give your friend 100% of your attention. 

Thanks for taking the time to read this newsletter and keep up the good work!

Namaste,

Sue Fuller

Sue and the Yoga 2 Hear Team 


 

 

Yoga 2 Hear Newsletter February 2015.

 

What's in this Newsletter.  An exclusive special offer to keep you inspired and rolling out your yoga mat in 2015. A few class ideas and an interesting question - What is Yoga?Your Exclusive Discount Code

Exclusive Subscriber Special Offer.  I would like to offer you 20% OFF all our products. Please enter the code at the checkout to receive your discount. Offer ends midnight Sunday.shop now

Keeping Your Yoga Fresh. To keep your yoga practice fresh why not treat yourself to a new class with a different focus. Here are a few suggestions.

Chakra Yoga Vol.1 is perfect for beginners it provides a yoga practice whilst focussing on the different energy centres of the body.

Yoga for BalanceYoga for Balance is a 75 minute class suitable for those with experience.  This class focusses on physical and emotional balance.  Not just standing on one leg (as the title might suggest).  This class focusses on the entire body and includes breathing exercises (pranayamas) and postures (asanas) to ensure that the whole body is worked equally.

Detox Yoga is suitable for those with some knowledge of basic yoga postures.  It includes postures that stimulate the torso to help move waste through the body.  It also includes valuable pranayamas to aid lymphatic drainage.

2 in 1 Yoga for Weigh Loss is not only for those wishing to lose weight.  These classes can easily fit into your day as they can be used in 2 ways.  Both classes start with a slow flow, then the same flow is repeated faster.  These classes can be followed in their entirety or they have been created so that you can just follow the fast flow if you are pushed for time.

Newsflash. Sue is now a regular columnist for the Yoga Magazine. She has been asked to write a series of informative monthly features aimed at beginner yogis covering topics such as breath and alignment.

More New Classes Coming Soon. We are back in the studio at the moment working on more great classes. Please watch this space for news on new releases. 

Ask Sue

What is Yoga? Recently I was asked by two yoga students whether the content of their teachers classes was yoga or not?  My answer to these practitioners was….. it is not what you do that makes a yoga class but it is how you do it.  I found this very interesting and it inspired me to write more on the subject.

Yoga is a very internal practice, we can spend hours moving through the physical postures and feeling fabulous, which is hugely beneficial. We can also bring the mind and the breath into the practice and become aware of all sensations that we experience and practice mindfully moving the body with absolute awareness – the latter is where the true essence of yoga lies.

However what is most important is that we feel and experience the benefits that yoga brings and that this inspires us to roll out our yoga mats again and again.  It is through practice that we begin to experience yoga.  When this happens we are able to reap the benefits for ourselves and also all those we come into contact with. Yoga can percolate through our entire being and encourage a positive, happy and healthy disposition.

It is not what you do but how you do it!

Namaste,

Sue Fuller

 Sue and the Yoga 2 Hear Team.


Yoga 2 Hear Email Newsletter December 2014.

 

What's in this Newsletter.  News on a New MP3 released today, New CD's, an Exclusive Special Offer and more.

New MP3 - Mindfulness for the Absolute Beginner. The New Mindfulness for the Absolute Beginner MP3
Mindfulness for the Absolute Beginner has been released today exclusively on Yoga 2 Hear and my other site Wellbeing World. The download consists of two different 20 minute guided mindfulness sessions suitable for all. Mindfulness is closely related to Yoga, it's easy to learn and apply to everyday life and brings many benefits.

Mindfulness is easy to learn, it’s something that we are all capable of doing and when practiced regularly, it brings many benefits.

Mindfulness had been scientifically proven to considerably reduce stress. It enhances relaxation and encourages us to become fully aware of what we are doing at any given moment.  This brings increased levels of joy and fulfilment into our lives.  Mindfulness will enhance performance at work, during sports and whilst performing any activity. Mindfulness and being mindful will also improve relationships, help reduce cravings and encourage us to adopt a healthier, happier way of life.

Modern life can be pretty busy. Many of us might find that there are times when we are not 100% present with the current moment in time.  We can often find ourselves distracted by thoughts of the future or memories of the past.  If we are not truly engaged with the current moment in time, it is very hard to fully appreciate it.

Developing mindfulness involves paying complete attention to what you are doing at any moment in time, without passing judgment. When following one of my mindfulness exercise sessions your mind will wander and become distracted by your thoughts, this is totally normal and is all part of the process.  With a little regular practice you can learn to not become distracted by any passing thoughts and maintain full focus on the present moment.

The experiences you have each time you follow a session will be different. This is because different thoughts and emotions will be passing through your mind each time.  It is important that you do not judge your performance or your thoughts. When you do this, you open a whole new set of thoughts that will take you even further away from the current moment and activity. shop now

New CD's - Available NOW.
Three of my recent releases, Daily Core Yoga, Deep Yoga Stretches and Gentle Yoga Stretches are now available from Yoga 2 Hear on CD as well as download. shop now 

Exclusive Subscriber Special Offer. Your Exclusive Discount Code
I would like to offer you 20% OFF all our products including the brand new Mindfulness for the Absolute Beginner mp3 and the new Daily Core Yoga, Gentle Yoga Stretches a Deep Yoga Stretches CD's. Please enter the code at the checkout to receive your discount. Offer ends midnight Tuesday. shop now
 
Weekly Specials.
Don’t forget to check out the Yoga2hear homepage for my latest weekly specials. You can combine these offers with your subscriber discount code and get the specials at a massive 40% off. find out more

Christmas Shipping.
We will be shipping CD's up till the 23rd of December and will resume after the holidays on the 5th of January. If you need a Yoga 2 Hear fix over the holiday period go for a download and you can enjoying your new session instantly.
 
Thank you for taking the time to read this newsletter and for your continued support.

Wishing you a fantastic Christmas and a very happy, healthy New Year.
 

Namaste,

 Sue Fuller

 

 

Sue and the Yoga 2 Hear Team.

 


 

 

What's in this Newsletter. News on another New Class released today, an Exclusive Special Offer and more.The New Yoga2Hear Daily Core JPG 150X150

New Class - Daily Core Yoga - Released Today.
Daily Core Yoga has been released today exclusively on Yoga2Hear. It consists of five different 15 minute guided session suitable for those with and without yoga experience. The sessions contain postures and techniques that will strengthen the core muscles and increase flexibility. shop now 

Newsletter Discount CodeExclusive Subscriber Special Offer.
I would like to offer you 20% OFF all our products including the brand new Daily Core Yoga mp3. Please enter the code at the checkout to receive your discount. Offer ends midnight Tuesday. shop now 

New Weekly Specials.
Don’t forget to check out the Yoga2Hear homepage for my latest weekly specials. You can combine these offers with your subscriber discount code and get the specials at a massive 40% OFF. find out more

Thanks for taking the time to read this newsletter.

Namaste,

Sue Fuller

 

 

 


Yoga 2 Hear Email Newsletter 2nd September 2014

What's in this Newsletter. News on a New Class released today and an Exclusive Special Offer.

The Yoga2Hear Gentle Yoga Stretches MP3New Class - Gentle Yoga Stretches - Released Today.
I have just released the first in a new series of Yin style yoga classes. Gentle Yoga Stretches is suitable for all and features a number of simple floor based postures that are each held for several minutes. Yin Yoga releases tension stored deep within the body that may have built up over many years and will also increase joint mobility and flexibility and increase energy levels. A Yin practice provides balance to today’s fast moving way of life and allows you to deeply relax and experience stillness whilst relieving tension. find out more 

Exclusive Subscriber Special Offer.
I would like to offer you 20% OFF all classes including the brand new the Gentle Yoga Stretches mp3. Please use voucher code SUB20 at the checkout to receive your discount. Offer ends midnight Sunday 7th September, 2014. shop now 

Your Exclusive Subscriber Discount CodeMore New Classes on the way.
I am currently recording another Yin Yoga class and will be bringing you more news on this as it nears completion.

New Weekly Specials.
Check out the Yoga2hear homepage for my latest weekly special offers. The current offers are for 20% off the Yoga Vinyasas for Beginners and Yoga Vinyasas for Improvers mp3's. If you use your exclusive discount code you can grab these classes with an additional 20% discount too! find out more

Thanks for taking the time to read this newsletter.

Namaste,

Sue Fuller

 

 


Yoga 2 Hear Email Newsletter August 2014

What's in this Newsletter. News on 6 updated products, An Exclusive Special Offer and More.

Product UpdatesRecently Updated Products
Over the last 6 weeks I have updated and re-released a number of existing Yoga 2 Hear titles. Yoga for Eyes, Stop Smoking and Breathe, Seated Relaxations, Yoga Relaxations, Prenatal Relaxations and Relaxations for Sleep have all been revised to reflect my on-going learning and development as a yoga teacher.
 

Exclusive Subscriber Special Offer
I would like to offer you 25% OFF all Yoga 2 Hear CD's and downloads as a thank you for your support. Please use voucher code SUB25 at the checkout to receive your discount. Offer ends midnight Sunday 17th August 2014. shop now

New Classes in production.
I am currently recording a fantastic series of Yin Yoga classes. In brief, Yin Yoga releases deep set muscular tension, encourages correct alignment and greatly increases energy levels. I look forward to bringing you more news on these classes and their many benefits soon.

New Weekly Specials.
Check out the Yoga2hear homepage for my latest weekly special offers. The current offers are for 20% off the Yoga for Balance and Detox Yoga mp3's. If you use your exclusive discount code you can grab these classes with an additional 25% discount too! find out more

Ask Sue

Recently I was asked why I chose to share yoga?
I just love yoga and the yogic way of life.  What I really love is that yoga has the ability to make people feel good. Yoga percolates positively through our lives and can potentially have a massive knock on effect. By increasing our feelings of health, vitality and happiness through simple yoga practices all those we come into contact with also benefit in some way.
 
Another wonderful thing about yoga is that some form of it can be practiced by anyone who wants to do it.  Sitting quietly and breathing is yoga and so too are postures and practices that are dynamic or gymnastic in nature.  There really is something within yoga for everyone.

Yoga helps us to connect with ourselves on a deeper level and leads to self-discovery.   If it was not for our yoga practice how often would we sit or lay with correct alignment and just watch our breath? These simple activities bring so many benefits; they form new habits so that we become aware of our alignment as we sit, stand or lay. They teach us how to breathe correctly which improves circulation and increases oxygen levels within the body. Simple yoga techniques help us to relax and calm and focus our minds, and all this happens in just the first five minutes of a practice.

Yoga does not need to be challenging to be effective. Regular yoga practice allows us to take time for ourselves and through this we can increase vitality, strength and flexibility, reduce stress and tension, clear our minds, sleep well, improve circulation and enjoy a happier and healthier disposition. It is important to build a strong foundation in basic yoga practices as this will encourage sound technique and correct alignment.  With a strong foundation and when the time is right it will be easier to progress safely. I believe that when yoga is practiced mindfully, safely and patiently, it brings so many benefits, and this makes me feel so passionate about sharing yoga with others.

Thanks for taking the time to read this newsletter.

Namaste,

Sue Fuller

 

 

 


 

 

Yoga 2 Hear Email Newsletter June 2014

I hope you are well and have a moment to catch up on our latest news.

The Yoga for Confidence MP3 DowloadNew Release - Yoga for Confidence
We have just updated and re-recoded Yoga for Confidence. It consists of four separate 15 minute guided sessions that use carefully selected combinations of yoga breathing techniques (pranayamas), yoga gestures (mudras), visualisation and relaxation techniques that will naturally boost your confidence and self esteem and make you look and feel great. find out more.

Note; If you purchased this class recently, we will be sending you a link so that you can download the new and improved sessions.

Exclusive Special Offer
We would like to offer you 20% of everything in-store this weekend. Use voucher code SUB20 at the checkout. Offer expires midnight Sunday 22nd June 2014. 

Our Weekly Specials
Check out the Yoga2hear homepage for our weekly special offers, they change every Sunday. The current offer is for 25% off the Beginners and Improvers Vol.2 CD's and mp3's. find out more

Beginners Yoga Tips
Top tips to help your practice read more

Thanks for taking the time to read this newsletter.

Namaste,

Sue Fuller

 

 

 


Yoga 2 Hear Email Newsletter May 2014

What's in this Newsletter. News on a New Class and Two New Weekly Specials.

New Class - Simple Yoga for a Healthy Back
The Yoga 2 Hear Simple Yoga for a Healthy Back mp3 DownloadAfter much research and testing I have just completed and released my latest class, Simple Yoga for a Healthy Back. The 35 minute session is suitable for all levels. The class uses gentle floor based postures and movements to help you achieve and maintain a healthy, happy back. find out more

Back pain affects 4 out of 5 adults. This might seem like a large number, but if we consider how often we move our backs and how each movement influences the back it perhaps in not so surprising. Each movement, stumble, impact or accident from childhood onwards has an effect, good or bad, on the health of the back. At some point later in life the wear and tear can all become too much and back pain is the result.

A well balanced selection of simple yoga postures, performed mindfully, can help you achieve and then maintain a healthy, happy back.

So why is yoga a great way to look after your back?

  • Yoga encourages correct alignment it will help to remove any postural imbalances. It will encourage you to form new habits that are kinder to the body.
  • Yoga strengthens the core muscles. The core muscles provide stability for the lower back and pelvis.  To prevent injury it is vital that these muscles are strong.
  • Yoga improves mobility, lack of mobility greatly effects how we move and hold our body.
  • Yoga reduces muscular tension and increases flexibility.  Muscular tension is one of the biggest causes of back pain.
  • Yoga improves balance which helps to prevent future falls and stumbles. 
  • Yoga also removes muscular imbalances, helping us to work the body equally and not put more strain on one side than the other.

The Yoga 2 Hear Yoga Vinyasas for Beginners CD & mp3 DownloadNew Weekly Specials
Check out the Yoga2hear homepage for my weekly special offers. The current offer is for 25% off my Yoga Vinyasas for Beginners and Improvers CD's and mp3's.

Thanks for taking the time to read this newsletter.

Namaste,

Sue and the Yoga 2 Hear Team.

 


 

Yoga 2 Hear Email Newsletter April 2014

What's in this Newsletter.

A New Class, New Weekly Specials, One Click Checkout, FREE worldwide shipping on all CDs and an article about Compassion.The Yoga2Hear Yoga for Compassion CD and mp3 download

New Class - Yoga for Compassion
I have just released my latest class Yoga for Compassion. The 30 minute session combines gentle postures with simple elements of the Metta Bhavana meditation on loving kindness. I have created the class to provide a time and space where we can develop and cultivate positive feelings and thoughts and direct them towards ourselves and others. find out more

New One-Click Checkout
You now have the option to checkout with just one click using a PayPal account. If you prefer to use a credit or debit card you still can.

New Weekly Specials25% off the Yoga2Hear Improvers AM-PM Yoga CD and mp3
Check out the Yoga2hear homepage for my new weekly special offers and you could save at least 25%. The current offer is for the Improvers AM-PM Yoga CD and mp3.

Free CD Delivery
I have decided to offer Free worldwide delivery on all CDs so there are no longer any additional costs at the checkout.

In Focus - Yoga for Compassion.
I am often contacted by people who struggle to find the time for both yoga and meditation so I decided to create a more meditative yoga practice. The class combines gentle yoga postures and simple elements of the ancient Metta Bhavana meditation technique. The Metta Bhavana meditation helps to develop compassion by increasing metta (loving kindness) and cultivating positive feelings towards ourselves and others.

Why develop compassion?  There are scientific studies that suggest there are physical benefits to practicing compassion. People who practice regularly produce 100 percent more DHEA, a hormone that counteracts the aging process, and 23 percent less cortisol — the “stress hormone.”  In addition to the science there are plenty of other good reasons to increase compassion.The Dalai Lama. 

“Only the development of compassion and understanding for others can bring us the tranquility and happiness we all seek.” – The Dalai Lama.

With raised levels of compassion come joy and happiness and a deeper understanding of others. By developing compassion and being kinder to ourselves we are able to reduce negative feelings and thoughts.  We become less critical and live with more acceptance of both ourselves and others.   By becoming more compassionate we activate the areas of the brain that are responsible for healing and calmness.  If the mind is full of positive, caring, kind and compassionate thoughts there is little room for other negative emotions such as hatred, jealousy, greed or anger. 

Experiencing true compassion needs to be practiced, the more we practice it the more we can cultivate it and allow it to radiate towards all beings selflessly whilst encouraging negative thoughts and emotions to dissolve.  By reducing negativity life becomes more joyful.

What is compassion?

Compassion is a selfless show of kindness. It is when we care for or offer to help to another in need without judgment or pity or looking for recognition.  Compassion is sincere, genuine and selfless.  It is the sacred element that flows through the heart chakra.

"In order to have compassion for others, we have to have compassion for ourselves.” - Unknown

Thanks for taking the time to read this newsletter.

Namaste,

Sue and the Yoga 2 Hear Team

 


   

Yoga 2 Hear Email Newsletter March 2014

Hello, I hope you are well

What's in  this Newsletter.

Prices dropped throughout the store, Yoga 2 Hear gets Airbourne, 2 Special Offers and a great Pranayama for your to try.

Prices Dropped throughout the store.
I have just reduced our prices across the board so all my classes are now better value than ever. Downloads represent the best value by far so why not treat yourself to a new session or two and you could be using them in just a couple of minutes. 

Yoga 2 Hear gets Airborne
Following the launch of my Inflight yoga class a selection of my audio sessions are being included in the inflight entertainment packages on the worlds twelve largest international airlines. Next time you're on a flight have a look for them in the guide, it could just be the most relaxing flight ever!

Special Offer No.1
I would like to offer you 20% OFF all my AM-PM Yoga classes......just use the code AMPM20 at the checkout. Offer ends midnight 26th March 2014.

20% Off The Beginners AM-PM Yoga CD & MP3 Download

20% Off The Improvers AM-PM Yoga CD and MP3 Download

20% Off The Strong AM-PM Yoga CD and MP3 Download

  

  

  

  

  

  

In Focus - PRANAYAMAS.                                                                                          

Yoga pranayamas raise oxygen levels within the blood so as a result every cell of the body gets a boost. Pranayamas also help to remove toxins, increase vitality, clear and focus the mind, reduce stress, encourage relaxation and improve quality of sleep.
 
There are many, many different pranayamas but one of my favourites is the Kapalabhati, it’s a cleansing technique that is easy to learn and really effective. Below is a description of the technique, give it a try, it's really simple, takes five minutes and you'll feel the benefits all day long.

The Kapalabhati Pranayama (cleansing breath)

Sit in any comfortable position with the spine straight. Breath slowly through you nose, fully inflating your lungs with each inhalation and fully emptying your lungs with each exhalation.  Continue like this for a minute or two.

Place one hand onto your abdomen (just above your navel) and take a full inhalation through the nose, filling the lungs completely. 

Now use one short sharp contraction of the diaphragm to push a little air (you should be able to feel your naval moving back towards your spine as you do this). Allow a little air to enter the lungs again through the nose before using another short sharp contraction of the diaphragm to push the air out again through your nose (you should be able to hear the short burst of breath as it leaves your nose).

Continue breathing like this, allowing a little air to enter the lungs before using a short sharp contraction of the diaphragm to push it out again. As you do so be aware of feeling the contraction of the diaphragm with you hand and hear the sound of the breath as it leaves your nose. Repeat twenty times and at the end take one complete inhalation followed by a complete exhalation.

When starting this technique begin with a cycle of twenty breaths.  This can gradually be followed with a further cycle of forty breaths, which can then be followed by a further sixty, then eighty and up to a cycle of one hundred breaths. Remember to always end of each cycle of breaths with a complete inhalation followed by a complete exhalation.

I recommend starting the day with Kapalabhati it clears the mind ready for the day ahead. 

Special Offer No.2
I would like to offer you 20% OFF all my Pranayama classes... just use the code PRANAYAMA20 at the checkout. Click here to see the range. Offer ends midnight 26th March 2014.

Thanks for taking the time to read this newsletter.

Namaste,

Sue and the Yoga 2 Hear Team.

 


 

 

Yoga 2 Hear Email Newsletter November 2013

 

Hello, I hope you are well.

What’s in this Newsletter? News on two new products and an exclusive offer!

Special Offer.    Wow, the holiday season is almost with us!
As an early Christmas gift please enjoy 30% off our entire range with the code GIFT30. Offer ends midnight 6th December 2013.

Our CD’s make great gifts. We have classes for all abilities and our best-selling classes this year have been the Daily Yoga range. The range includes Gentle Daily Yoga, Beginners Daily Yoga and Improvers Daily Yoga. Each contains five 15 minute sessions making it possible to fit a quick and effective yoga session into even the busiest day.

Product News.   We are thrilled to announce the release of two new Yoga2Hear classes.

The Yoga2Hear Inflight Yoga MP3 Download

 

Inflight Yoga is a must have for anyone travelling by plane this holiday season. The class is followed whilst in your seat and includes simple yoga techniques that will increase circulation and gently stretch the body, making sure that you arrive at your destination feeling relaxed, refreshed and recharged. more info.

 

The Yoga2Hear Chakra Meditations CD and MP3 Download

 

 

Chakra Meditations has been updated and now consists of two guided classes, a 20 minute session which is followed whilst sitting or lying and a 30 minute session which is followed whilst sitting. Both sessions lead you through simple and effective techniques that cleanse and balance the Chakras by removing blockages that obstruct the flow of prana or vital life force. more info

 

Breathing for a Calmer Christmas
For many the build up to the festive season brings a degree of stress and anxiety. Here is a simple breathing exercise that can be used anytime.
 
Breathe slowly through your nose, as you do so take your time to lengthen each breath a little.  Slowly bring your attention to the natural pause at the end of each inhalation and exhalation. Spend a moment acknowledging these pauses.  Now slowly work to increase the length of each exhalation and allow each one to gently soften any tension.  Continue with this technique for as long as necessary.
 
How does this technique work? Each time we exhale the parasympathetic nervous system is stimulated. It is this part of the nervous system that lowers blood pressure and heart rate promoting relaxation.

Thanks for taking the time to read this newsletter.

Namaste,

Sue.

 


Yoga 2 Hear Email Newsletter August 2013

 

Hello, I hope you are well.

What’s in this Newsletter? There is news on two new products both with exclusive offers and our Q&A features a question about deepening your yoga practice.

Product News. We are thrilled to announce the release of two new Yoga 2 Hear classes.

Strong AM-PM Yoga Download and CD

 

Strong A.M - P.M Yoga consists of two easy-to-follow 35 minute sessions suitable for those with yoga experience wishing to further their practice. The AM session has been devised to be followed in the morning to kick start your day and the PM session has been created to be used in the evening to deeply relax and calm body and mind at the end of the day. For those with less yoga experience we have created the Beginners A.M - P.M Yoga classes and the Improvers A.M - P.M Yoga classes.

A.M - P.M Yoga Special Offer.  We are offering you 25% off all classes in our A.M - P.M Yoga range, please enter the code AMPM25 at the checkout. Offer ends at midnight on Sun 11th August. Learn more and listen to free samples.

The Yoga 2 Hear Gentle Yoga Download and CDGentle Yoga has been updated and now consists of two different 30 minute guided gentle yoga classes. The easy-to-follow sessions are not physically demanding and have been created to mobilize and release tension from the body without placing stress on any joints.

Gentle Yoga Special Offer.  We are offering you 25% off all 6 classes in our Gentle Yoga range, please enter the code GENTLE25 at the checkout. Offer ends at midnight on Sun 11th August. Learn more and listen to free samples.

Yoga 2 Hear Q & AQ & A.

 Q. If I am not moving faster and performing harder postures how can I be deepening my practice?

A. It is so wonderful that yoga allows us to move in so many different ways.  There are those times when all the body and mind really want from the practice is to be physically challenged and this is fine, but from time to time it is worth taking time to revisit an easier class or move through some relatively simple postures with the intention of discovering a new sensation and a different set of benefits.

By holding simple postures for a longer period of time we are able to really explore the postures and experience them on a deeper level then when moving at a faster pace but when moving faster through the postures we are able to experience a deeper and stronger practice.  Holding postures will also provide the time and space to help establish correct alignment in basic postures this will carry through into the more advanced postures and will make them much easier to perform.

The word yoga means to yoke or join, amongst many things it is the coming together and joining of the physical, emotional, energetic and breath.  To keep to the true essence of yoga it is important to try to clear and focus the mind prior to your practice either in Savasana (the lying down corpse position) or Sukhasana (the easy pose sitting with the ankles crossed).  By emptying the mind prior to practicing yoga it is possible to move deeper into your practice as you are able to focus on what you are doing with your body, your alignment and any physical sensations experienced. 

Yoga can act as a preventative therapy, by engaging your mind fully on the activity that you are performing and noticing different sensations that you are experiencing you will become aware of physical weaknesses, imbalances, areas of tension and aches and pains.  With a clear and focussed mind you can take notice of such sensations. 

It is these discoveries that will enhance your practice and allow you to take it to a deeper level.

It is also important that you listen to your body and mind as each day is different.  Sometimes a restless or an agitated mind will make it hard to perform slow postures; this is when taking the time to prepare prior to practice will really pay off.  Every so often take the time to move slowly through a Gentle, Beginners or Improvers class with a clear mind, exploring and observing different sensations as you hold the postures.  Even when it comes to Vinyasas (flowing sequences) start slowly and link basic postures together first.  Solid foundations will make for a stronger practice and an injury free body.

If you have any yoga related questions please email Sue. I will answer your questions and would only add it to a newsletter with your consent. 

Thanks for taking the time to read this newsletter.

Namaste

Sue.

 

 


 

Hello, I hope you are well.

What’s in this Newsletter? Ihave some suggestions for splitting your yoga practice into smaller chunks so it fits more conveniently into your day. There is news on two new classes, both launched with exclusive offers for Yoga 2 Hear newsletter subscribers and my Q&A features a simple, 5 minute yoga technique to boost your energy levels.

Make your yoga practice more manageable! My AM-PM range of classes divide your yoga practice into two halves, this means that time is no longer an issue when it comes to practicing yoga! 

Why not try setting your alarm just 30 minutes earlier for 5 days of the week. This will allow time for one of the specially created A.M yoga Vinyasa classes.  As the body is relatively still whilst we sleep stagnant energy and waste products build up.  To remove the stagnant energy, move the waste and re-energise the body and mind muscular contractions are required.  An effective yoga vinyasa is just the job, the movements use all the muscle groups as the body is folded and stretched. Each movement in the vinyasa is synchronised with a slow controlled breathing technique that will increase oxygen within the body, boosting your energy and launching you into whatever your day brings.

In the evening the body and mind benefit from slow, held, yoga postures which help to release any deep set tension.  This restorative style of yoga is used in my P.M yoga classes and when performed mindfully it will help to realign the body, eliminate any muscular imbalances, deeply relax both body and mind and encourage a great nights sleep. 

Product News.  ImproversA.M - P.M Yoga has just been released and it’s available now on CD and download. Improvers A.M - P.M Yoga consists two easy to follow 30 minute classes suitable for all those wishing to move on from a beginner level practice. The A.M session contains a gentle flowing practice to kick-start your day and the P.M session uses gentle restorative yoga postures that will deeply relax your body and mind towards the end of the day.The Yoga 2 Hear Improvers A.M-P.M Yoga Download and CD

Your 1st Exclusive Subscriber Special Offer.  You can buy the Improvers A.M - P.M Yoga classes now with 25% off the list price by entering the code  AMPM25 at the checkout. Offer ends midnight Sun 12th May. find out more

For those with more experience looking for a higher intensity practice my Strong A.M - P.M Yoga classes are in production now and will be available soon!

I am also thrilled to announce the release of my Seated Relaxation classes. This CD/Download consists of two different guided relaxation sessions that have been devised to be followed whilst sitting in a comfortable chair. The sessions use simple breathing and relaxation techniques that will develop your ability to calm and still your mind, relax deeply and recharge physically and mentallyThe Yoga 2 Hear Seated Relaxations Download and CD

Your 2nd Exclusive Subscriber Special Offer.  You can buy the Seated Relaxation classes now with 25% off the list price by entering the code SR25 at the checkout. Offer ends midnight Sun 12th May. find out more

Q & A.

Q.  Sometimes my energy levels really drop. When this happens I usually reach for a coffee or something sweet to eat. Can you suggest a more natural quick fix that avoids caffeine or sugar? 

A.  If you are feeling tired I highly recommend Prana Mudra. This mudra (breathing exercise and gesture) is known as the energy enhancer, it’s the ginseng of yoga.  Prana Mudra takes just minutes to perform and has an extremely positive effect.  It will raise energy levels by removing any blockages and dispersing any stagnant energy so that your pranic energy or vital life force can flow freely around the body.  

How to perform Prana Mudra. Begin sitting comfortably with a straight back and the ankles crossed.  With your eyes lightly closed begin to breathe slowly in and out through your nose.   Place your hands in your lap, one on top of the other with the palms facing up. Now take a deep inhalation followed by a full exhalation. *With the lungs empty hold your breathing for approx. four seconds whilst you engage your pelvic floor muscles (this technique is known as Moola Bandha.)

Now release the pelvic floor muscles as you inhale slowly and lift the arms and hands keeping the palms facing the body, continue to lift the arms until the hands meet in a prayer position above your head. Now part the hands and create a “Y” shape with your arms.  *With the lungs full hold your breathing for approx. four to eight seconds whilst imagining prana (vital life force) travelling freely throughout your body.  As the breath is released lower the arms and lift the pelvic floor muscles.  Hold your breathing again with the lungs empty for approx. 4 seconds whilst you continue to engage your pelvic floor muscles (Moola Bandha).

Now release the pelvic floor muscles as you inhale slowly and lift the arms and hands until the hands meet in a prayer position above your head. Now part the hands and create a “Y” shape with your arms.  With the lungs full hold your breathing for approx. four to eight seconds whilst imagining prana (vital life force) travelling freely throughout your body.  Release the breath and continue to repeat for five to ten complete cycles in total. 

Versions of the Prana Mudra feature in my Yoga for Confidence and Pranayamas for Beginners classes.

*Please Note. If you suffer from heart disease, high blood pressure or if you are pregnant you should not retain or hold the breath during Prama Mudra.  

If you have any yoga related questions please email Sue. I will answer your questions and would only add it to a newsletter with your consent. 

Thanks for taking the time to read this newsletter.

Namaste

Sue.


Yoga 2 Hear Email Newsletter Jan 2013

Hello & Happy New Year! 

Product News.  I am thrilled to announce a brand new class - Beginners A.M - P.M Yoga, and it is available now on CD and download. Beginners A.M - P.M Yoga consists two easy to follow 30 minute classes suitable for all those with a little yoga experience. The A.M session contains a gentle flowing practice to kick-start your day and the P.M session uses gentle restorative yoga postures that will deeply relax your body and mind towards the end of the day. find out more

For those with more yoga experience the Improvers A.M - P.M Yoga and the Strong A.M – P.M Yoga classes will be available soon!

Your 1st Exclusive Subscriber Special Offer.  I would like to offer you 25% off everything at Yoga2hear. Just enter 25OFF at the checkout to claim the discount. Offer valid until midnight on 31st January 2013.

Featured Classes.

Core Yoga CD and Download

 

Core Yoga.  Core Yoga is an easy-to- follow 60 minute class devised to strengthen and bring awareness to the muscles that make up the greater core area including the inner and outer muscles of the torso, lumbar spine, pelvis, gluteal muscles and the hamstrings. more

Stop Smoking and Breathe CD and Download

 

 

Stop Smoking and Breathe.  Do you know anyone who wants to quit smoking? Our Stop Smoking and Breathe CD and download consists of four different easy-to-follow instructional breathing technique sessions. The sessions have been created to support anyone wishing to quit smoking and become a non-smoker forever.  

Q & A.

Q.  Just recently I seem to be receiving lots of questions about yoga and lower back pain! The following answer addresses lots of the most common questions and contains some other info that I hope will be useful.

A.  Yoga can help relieve lower back pain; however, for this to happen correct alignment is crucial. It is also really important that you do not overstretch or try to advance your yoga practice too quickly.  Pain is often a warning, when experienced we must stop, listen and act accordingly.  Our bodies are all different and it is always important that medical advice is taken.

If you suffer from lower back pain or think this is an area of weakness I strongly recommend you focus on your alignment and work to develop your core strength. 

Here are a few tips that might be useful…..

Spend time lying on your back with your spine straight, your knees bent and pointing straight with both feet float on the floor.  Your feet should be hip distance apart and a comfortable distance away from your bottom (at least the length of one of your feet). Breathe slowly and make sure that your weight is distributed evenly through the soles of your feet.  You might like to place a small book under your head to maintain the natural curve of your neck.  Soften your shoulders to the ground, with your arms alongside your body and the palms facing up.  Make sure that there is a space between your upper arm and your torso (approximately 45 degrees between the upper arm and the torso).

When sitting make sure that you can feel both sitting bones are making equal contact with either the floor or the chair.  Feel that your spine is straight and that your neck is an extension of the spine.  Also think about drawing up your lower stomach muscles to help support the spine.

When standing it is important that you distribute your weight evenly through the soles of your feet.  Next time you are standing still notice how you have distributed your weight and check that your hips are balanced.  Many people have a tendency for the hips to protrude sideways, many arch the lower back or even allow the weight to be more on the heels with the pelvis tucked under.

It is also really important to strengthen the core muscles; amongst many things these muscles provide support and stability to the lower back.  Fortunately the core muscles are easy to strengthen, you can start by just drawing up the pelvic floor muscles and then pull the navel back towards the spine – you can do this anywhere and no one will ever know. Activating these muscles during your yoga practice will bring great benefits. 

My final point is for those who do suffer from lower back pain and attend a regular yoga class. Please make sure you tell your teacher and ask them not to perform any adjustments that might aggravate your lower back.  Bear in mind that some yoga teacher training courses spend a day or less teaching anatomy and physiology! It is important that you take responsibility for your own body. Don’t  ever force your yoga postures and don’t  overstretch, make sure you focus on correct alignment and activate your core muscles to protect the lower back.

Also if your practice is strong it might be worth revisiting some basic postures to bring your focus back to correct alignment. Often as we advance in our practice our focus changes and we begin to enjoy different sensations within the body, it is so important for our physical wellbeing that we revisit alignment and the fundamentals of the practice regularly.

If you have any yoga related questions please just email Sue.  

Wellbeing World Online

 

WellbeingWorld. 

 We have just completed and released the Introduction to Ashtanga Yoga class on our WellbeingWorld label… Introduction to Ashtanga Yoga is a 70 minute audio yoga class that has been recorded by us with Rod Watson to provide an introduction to the Ashtanga primary series for those who are already familiar with basic yoga postures. find out more. 

Your 2nd Exclusive Subscriber Special Offer. I would like to offer you a 25% discount off all WellbeingWorld products including our Music, Meditation, Relaxation, Sound Healing, Yin Yoga, Voice and Pilates classes. Please enter the code Y2HOFFER at the checkout to qualify. Offer ends at midnight on 31st January 2013… find out more

Thanks for taking the time to read this newsletter.

Namaste

Sue.


 

Yoga 2 Hear Email Newsletter Sept 2012

Were Back! After a totally unforeseen and sudden disappearance from the www. Yoga 2 Hear has bounced back with an amazing new site! It's bigger and better than ever with new categories and amazing new features.

  • Download Library Pages – your Yoga 2 Hear downloads are stored here for Free for Ever! Loose your files, change computer, don’t have your MP3 player with you. Just login and download your classes when ever you wish.
  • New Multiple Item Discount - Our multiple item discount is better then ever! When you buy any 2 items during a visit you save 10% of the total price, 3 items save 12.5%, 4 items 15%, the more you buy the more you save.
  • Free Downloadable Guide Books – We’re fazing out the recycled paper guide books that accompany our CD’s. The guide books can now be downloaded from the new site. more

Exclusive Special Offers! To celebrate our re-birth we are offering all subscribers 33% off all Yoga 2 Hear CD’s and Downloads.  Just enter the code Y2HLAUNCH at the checkout to qualify. Offer ends midnight on the 9th of September 2012.

Claim your Free MP3 Download. Sue has recently recorded a new Seated Relaxation session. Just update your subscription details using the link at the bottom of the email newsletter and you can get it for Free. If you know someone else who may like to try the session they can also get it Free by subscribing to the Yoga 2 Hear newsletter. more

Featured Products.Yoga for Balance CD & MP3

Yoga for Balance. A 75 minute session that guides you through a series of carefully selected asanas that promote physical symmetry, pranayamas (yoga breathing techniques) that encourage emotional balance and mudras (yoga gestures) that focus and clear the mind. more

 Yoga 2 Hear Yoga Vinyasas for Beginners CD and MP3

Yoga Vinyasas for Beginners. Three progressive 26 minute flowing yoga sessions suitable for those with a little yoga experience. Yoga vinyasa sessions move at a faster pace than normal classes and are a very effective way of building strength, shaping and toning all of the major muscle groups, reducing excess body fat and focusing and clearing the mind. more

 

Oasis BeautyBut that’s not all! Our friends at Oasis Beauty would like to offer you 20% off their amazing range of natural sun and skin care beauty products, including all items already on promotion! Just enter the code WELLBEING at the checkout. Offer ends 30th September 2012. more

Wellbeing World OnlineWellbeingWorld. If you would like to try some other high quality Yoga, Meditation, Relaxation, Pilates and Sound Healing classes created by us in partnership with an amazing group of experts and inspirational teachers please have a look at our other site. The site also has a fantastic selection of spiritual and healing music. As a Yoga 2 Hear subscriber we would like to offer you a 25% discount off all products. Please enter the code Y2HOFFER at the checkout to qualify. Offer ends midnight 9th September 2012. more

How are You? We hope you are well, but if you are feeling a little under the weather why not try these gentle yoga poses to balance your emotions. more

Q & A. Do you have any questions for Sue? Here's a recent one you may find interesting.

Q. My mind is constantly active, even during my practice I struggle to keep my focus.  What can I do?

A. Sue Says; On those days when your mind is really active and you struggle to stop it wandering, why not try something totally different.  By focusing on the different energetic areas of the body whilst you perform your asanas you are providing the mind with a task that is related to your current activity.

There are seven main energy centres that are positioned between the base of the spine and the crown of the head these form part of the energetic body and are collectively known as the Chakras.  Each chakra holds masses of potential on so many levels. 

With a little information about each of these seven main chakras and their locations it is possible to focus on these areas whilst moving through your practice.  This gives the mind a point of focus and engages it with the present activity so it is less likely to wander.  Practicing in such a way can be intense, I do not recommend that you do this every time you roll out your yoga mat – however it is an interesting way to practice and will keep you in the present moment and help balance you energetically.

Here is a very brief intro to each of the seven main chakras…….

The root chakra - Muladhara is located at the base of the spine.  It is coloured red and it provides the foundation for the other chakras.  Muladhara helps to keep us grounded and connected to Mother Earth, it is also associated to the legs, bowel movements, security, survival and trust. 

The Abdominal Chakra - Swadhisthana is located about 2 inches or 5cms below the navel.  It is coloured orange.  It is associated with the reproductive organs, desires and emotional connections.

The Solar Plexus Chakra – Manipura is between the naval and the bottom of the sternum.  It is coloured yellow and associated with the stomach, gall bladder, spleen, pancreas, liver, inner strength and confidence. 

The Heart Chakra - Anahata is located in the centre of the chest.  It is coloured green and associated with the heart, lungs and matters of the heart.  

The Throat Chakra –Vishuddha is located in the throat.  It is light blue in colour it is associated with the throat, shoulders, arms, hands, thyroid, expression and creativity. 

The Brow Chakra - Ajna is located in the centre of your forehead and is often referred to as the third eye.  It is indigo in colour and associated with the head, endocrine system, extra sensory perception (ESP) and the astral world. 

The Crown Chakra - Sahasrara is located on and above the top of the head. It is coloured violet and associated with knowledge, the pineal gland, the brain, nervous system and pure consciousness.  

A simple way to begin a Chakra Yoga practice is to focus on the area of the body that is stimulated by each posture, take your time to explore the sensations and locate the place where you feel the posture for yourself.  Then hold the posture for a while whilst visualising the colour of the chakra in its location and see it spinning in a clockwise direction.

Some postures such as Majaryasana (the cat) will stimulate more than one chakra.  For example: -

Begin on all fours with your hands under your shoulder and your knees under your hips.  As you exhale you round your back up towards the ceiling and drop your chin onto your chest.  As you inhale you reverse the movement tilting your hips up towards the ceiling, releasing your navel down towards the floor and lifting your chest and head.

As you practice majaryasana and co-ordinate your movement to your breath, change your focus and start the impulse for each movement in the base of your spine.  As you exhale start with the base of the spine picture red, orange, yellow and green as you move through the spine.  When you drop your chin onto your chest visualise pale blue, then indigo and as the crown of the head directs down picture the colour violet.

On the inhalation, again start the movement in the base of the spine articulating each individual vertebra whilst visualising the colours starting with red and finishing with violet as you lift the crown of the head up.

If you would like to try a full Chakra Yoga practice I have created one here.

If you have any yoga related questions please just email Sue.

Thanks for taking the time to read this newsletter.

Namaste,

Sue.


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