This Week In Nithya Priyan School of Yoga: Hollow Backbends

This Week In Nithya Priyan School of Yoga: Hollow Backbends

This week in Nithya Priyan School of Yoga, we’re working on shining the heart in hollow backbends. What differentiates this type of backbend from others is the extensive shoulder rotation and mobility of the thoracic spine required to shine the chest through. Join us all week as we explore this sense of opening in our Basic, Essential and Intermediate classes.

This Week In Nithya Priyan School Of Yoga: Detox

This Week In Nithya Priyan School Of Yoga: Detox

This Week In Nithya Priyan School of Yoga, we’re working on detoxification for the purpose of purification. The idea of detoxification poses and practices in yoga is to remove toxins within the body and thus improve the flow of prana (energy) into the organs. Join us on the mat all week as we purify body in preparation for the purification of the mind.

7 Days / 6 Nights Yoga and Meditation Retreat in Bhutan with Priyan

7 Days / 6 Nights Yoga and Meditation Retreat in Bhutan with Priyan

Join Priyan as we visit the amazing country of Bhutan, the happiest place on the planet! This seven day / six night retreat to Bhutan will take us from Thimphu to Punakha to Phobjikha and finally Paro with Yoga and Guided meditation sessions to begin and end your exciting itinerary.

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Yin Yoga with Priyan & Fane

Yin Yoga with Priyan & Fane

On Saturday July 28th at 2pm, get acquainted with the beautiful ambient compositions of musician Fane and his Project codenamed "Lazarus" this July at Nithya Priyan School of Yoga as he collaborates with Nithya Priyan for a two hour live performance incorporating a guided Pranayama, Yin Yoga and Nidra Session. Click for more details.

This Week In Nithya Priyan School Of Yoga: Inversions – Head and Shoulders

This Week In Nithya Priyan School Of Yoga: Inversions – Head and Shoulders

This Week In Nithya Priyan School of Yoga, we are working on inversions! Shoulderstand (Sarvangasana) and Headstand (Sirsasana), which are also referred to as the Queen and King of Asanas respectively, are considered some of the most beneficial poses to practice in yoga. The reversal in the blood flow improves circulation, energises, and increases immunity by allowing the lymph nodes to travel into the respiratory system. Not only are the physical benefits immense, inversions also give us a new perspective on life by turning our world literally upside down.

Find your new perspective this week on the mat with us!

This Week In Nithya Priyan School Of Yoga: Splits

This Week In Nithya Priyan School Of Yoga: Splits

This Week In Nithya Priyan School of Yoga, join us as we work on splits. More specifically, we’re focusing on the action of straightening the leg in any variation of splits you’re working on. Splits, in general, require an awareness and understanding of both external and internal rotation of the hip to keep the hips square. In addition to that, to straighten the legs while keeping the hips square, we would need to tap into the strength of the glutes, core and quads to extend the energy all the way to the toes.

Join us all week as we explore the combination of these actions on the mat!

This Week In Nithya Priyan School Of Yoga: Bent Arm Strength

This Week In Nithya Priyan School Of Yoga: Bent Arm Strength

This Week In Nithya Priyan School of Yoga, we are building bent arm strength. Strong shoulders, core and triceps meet open hips in tucked positions and shapes to find ways of awakening and activating, gaining lightness in even the most demanding poses. Find your power, rooting down to take flight. See you on the mats! 

This Week In Nithya Priyan School of Yoga: Scorpion Pose

This Week In Nithya Priyan School of Yoga: Scorpion Pose

This week In Nithya Priyan School of Yoga, we are exploring the theme of Scorpian Pose, a family of poses comprising of strong contraction backbends that work your back shoulders, glutes, hamstrings, calves, and the entire back of your body! 

With the combination of flexibility work that will release stiffness in the front of your body and strengthening work that will activate your back muscle chain, we develop the movement of feet towards head, and head towards feet, energising your body and opening you up to improved breathing and posture. 

See you on the mats! 

This Week In Nithya Priyan School Of Yoga: Yogi Pretzels

This Week In Nithya Priyan School Of Yoga: Yogi Pretzels

This is the last week of our inaugural 27 week curriculum cycle in Nithya Priyan School of Yoga, and we are celebrating by turning ourselves into Yogi Pretzels! Explore the (in)famous poses of the practice that have given yogis a reputation for being contortionists, but in a safe and fun way. See you on the mats for this hip opening week!