Studio Blog

  • Yoga Pose Focus – Corpse Pose, Savasana – The Hardest Pose Of All?

    October 31, 2019

    Every discipline of yoga is different, from the pace, the order of sequence, the focus points of the poses, even the names. But one thing stays the same in every class, regardless of which type. At the end of every …

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  • Yoga for Sensitive Knees

    October 25, 2019

    You’ll know from our recent article ‘Why Do My Joints Make Odd Popping Noises’ that some noises when we move our joints in their range of motion are fairly normal. However, awareness about the correct alignment of our joints ensure …

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  • What are the Koshas? How to Understand Yourself in Layers

    October 19, 2019

    Not to be confused with Kosher food of the Jewish variety, (nor the expression from Delboy in only fools and horses meaning ‘all good’ – just in case your were wondering), the Koshas are a philosophy from yoga scriptures that …

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  • Top Tips for Practising Yoga with Hypermobility

    October 11, 2019

    It wouldn’t be far from the truth to say that Yoga is often seen as the ability to be super bendy, often seeing some pretty extraordinary positions that people can get their body into. Yoga teachers will commonly hear someone …

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  • The Hug Muscle – Why Your Serratus Anterior Might Hold the Key to Aching Shoulders and Neck…

    September 27, 2019

    When it comes to muscles, most of us are happy with ‘quads’ ‘hamstrings’, ‘abs’ and ‘biceps’ but when it starts getting into the more complex stuff, we are left scratching our heads a little. But to understand how our bodies …

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  • The Art of Mudras – How Hands Speak Yoga

    September 24, 2019

    What is a Mudra? Mudra is a Sanskrit word that means “seal,” “gesture,” or “mark.” Mudras are symbolic gestures using hands and fingers that are practiced in yoga and meditation. Known for affecting energy flow in the subtle body, you …

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  • Yoga Pose Power – Triangle Pose – How to & Benefits

    August 30, 2019

    This month we’re exploring a classic yoga pose which appears in most styles of yoga. This one is regularly partaken by beginners and advanced alike, because of the many ongoing benefits and challenges of the pose. Welcome, triangle pose! Triangle …

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  • How to Be a More Positive Person – 5 Key Tips

    August 24, 2019

    Are you sick of feeling negatively about the world around you? Are you starting to think it’s impossible for you to complete a conversation without bad mouthing somebody or something? Do you envy the happy go lucky people who just …

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  • 15 Ways to Reuse Your Old Yoga Mat

    August 21, 2019

    In this day and age, reducing reusing and recycling are paramount for a healthy planet. The throwaway culture is just not cool any more and we all know it! Here at Mary Ann Weeks Aveda Guildford we’re always racking our …

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  • How to Make Your Own Yoga Mat Spray

    July 31, 2019

    You may have noticed teachers spraying our mats at the end of each session when you come to our Guildford Studio for Yoga and Pilates classes. Although our mats are sent to launder regularly, the anti-bacterial mat spray peps up …

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