"Life means to be living. Problems will

awlays be there. When they arise 

navigate through them with yoga"- 

B.K.S Iyengar

                                    


Nadiayoga

"Life means to be living. Problems will awlays be there. When they arise navigate through them with yoga"-  B.K.S Iyengar

Monthly Yoga Workshops - Next Workshop  16/09 15.00-17.00

"Relax and Chill Out" a mini Yoga Retreat in the heart of Bethnal Green 
Join us for a mini yoga retreat where you will indulge wiith fellow yoga students for "Flowing yoga practice", Pranayma ( Breathing exercises ), Meditation and Yoga Nidra practises ( the ultimate relaxation),in the Yoga Nest, located in the hearth of Bethnal Green. A proven format, where you will leave charged, grounded and more positive.
Eventbrite - "Relax and Chill Out" a mini Yoga Retreat in the heart of Bethnal Green

Meditation -The inner retreat in 21st.

Meditation is like a inner retreat, you could enter any time,regardless where you are. When you are going to a holiday you prepare surtain clothes, shoes, likewise before you indulge in meditation, we should  prepare some mental clothes and attitudes to have a smooth journey. In meditation we need to let go, dropping all expections, with a dual meaning not forcing anything -thounhts or feelings, but with the same power not suppressing anything. Another very important aspect of the inner retreat is to develop the skills of the observer. We are learning how to observe these thouthts, feelings, memories flowing from the subconscious mind to the surface without reacting, without responding, because evey response triggers new wave of feelings and thoughts, and we are moving to the opposite in medittaion, we are moving to stilness. Preparing to start meditation we hould forget about our labeling attitude, as like human beings we are used to give labels to everything possible, and not only that we are used to it,but we also have a need to do so. In meditation we are not evaluating anything as being good or bad, but rather giving space to obesrve the thoughts or feelings  and then led them go again.

Are you taking your yoga practise off the mat? Do you try to eat and finish that email or check what you had missed on FB? We all have been there, finding excuse in how busy we are. Alright let's put it this way -eating is essential part of our lives and well deserve this precious 20-30 min from our time. Putting aside phones, computers and books, where we could really indulge in every bite we are taking, chewing slowly and repeatedly only then we could actually taste the food. And the more we taste the food the more pleasure we feel. Take your yoga practise off the mat and start eating mindfully. No excuses any more.

Exercise -the Biggest invstment in your life.


Now days it's essential to dwell in some form of physical exercise. Is not that only keep us physically fit, make us feel better, reduces the stress levels, boost our immune systems, but also creates more time in long term aspect. You are probably wondering how that happens.

Think about it, when you start to exercise regularly and make it routine, being Yoga, Pilates, Swimming, named it or mix of different disciplines, you will become more organised. In order to fit the workout in your daily schedule you need to carefully plan all other responsibilities and approximately how much time each one takes. Because some times is really about better planning. However, this is only one of the ways it saves you time.

The biggest impact is that your energy is increasing. By building a regular workout routine you are creating more vital energy, which stays with you through the day. Adding the improved focus, again result of exercising, your productivity is increasing. By increasing your productivity and having more vital energy, you will be able to perform better no matter what you are doing or working.

Well, you probably say, you are aware of that. And yet, how many times, we hear people say, I don't have enough time. Think twice, and maybe start with 30 minutes per week. And then increase it gradually, till you have regular practice at least 3 times per week. It's the most important investment you will do in your life.

Message to my soul


I have lost you my soul,

in the clouds of my thoughts,

high in the sky of my mind

and deep in the pool of my heart.


I was flying to high and swimming too deep,

I was trying too hard and failing too soon,


I was running too fast having no breath.


And holding too much,I was shouting for break.


Nadezhda Bocheva

What is yoga for me? 


Sounds like a simple question, on which you think you can answer right away. However it seems the answer it's like the yoga it's self- a journey. Starting on the yoga mat, unknown, different and challenging, but somehow magical. And you are already in and can't wait for the next class to come. How you can possibly skip the way your body feels on its place, " like a good oiled machine". Calmness, joy and peace expanding within you.

Even the way you walk it feels different. And you become addicted to yoga. You want to share it with everyone. You bring your family and friends to class. Moreover your mind is shifting to higher and more positive degree, and you are shining and spreading it around you. Just like magic. And as the magic takes you, you want to go deeper into yoga. The deeper you go, you see you have still so much to learn and achieve. And somewhere on that point yoga transforms from a hobby and passion to your profession. You want to spread the word for yoga, you want to bring it to as many as possible people and transform their life's for better.

And the journey becomes even more interesting, challenging and magical. A new book of knowledge opens it pages for you. You breath it with each sell of your body. Every other book or philosophy come to its place, every truth one had discovered. You come to the very source of all that have been. And that is yoga for me - the Mother of all truths.


Hiking Yoga and Meditation retreat 

Nadiayoga will take you to an inner journey in the magical place of Madara region, Bulgaria. On this retreat you can experience the ultimate blend of yoga and holiday, while you can indulge in a new activities such as flying with Glider or riding a horse in the oldest horse farm in Bulgaria. Enjoy a truly unique combination of body-mind- practices that includes asana, pranayama, guided meditations and guided relaxations and more. Come, relax, enjoy and we will take care of everything.


Yoga poem


Every time I step on the mat is a new journey.

Every time is a pure love between the breath and the body,

the mind and the soul,

moving together into the unknown.

Expecting nothing to happen,

but having it all.


And every time I leave the mat different and more rich


Nadezhda Bocheva

 Blog ZONE - tips and articles 

Low lunge in action. 

From Downward Facing dog step the right leg forward between your hands, lower down the left knee( you could put extra padding below the left knee). Align the right knee above your ankle and sink the hips to the floor. Raise your arms above your head and press your chest forward, keeping the shoulders relaxed. Lengthen the back of the neck and reach the crown of the head towards the sky. Focus on your inhales and exhales through your nose and that your sending energy through your hands as you are extending them up. The shoulder blades are moving down and in towards the midline of your spine.With the inhales keep lengthening the spine and with the exhales allow your hips to sink further down. To get out of the pose, exhale and frame the right led with both hands, take the left knee off the floor and straighten the left leg and send the right leg in 3 legged dog and come back to Downward facing dog and repeat on the other side

Tree pose- on of my favorite asanas

Starting from Tadasana. Bring your attention to your right leg-spread the toes flat on the floor, gently press the inner line between the heel and the ball of the foot. Allow the right foot to root down and on the same time draw the upper thigh muscles up, engaging the inner and outer thighs.

With your left hand take your left leg and bring it all the way at the inner right thigh, allowing the knee to open to a side, aiming for right angle( if is too much to bring the foot all the way up, you could press the heel below the knee).

Create a soft pressure power between the inner thighs and heel the inner thigh muscles are pressing towards the heel and visa versa. Draw your belly button in and bring the tailbone under- engaging the core.

Allow the hands to meet in namaste in front of your chest (if you want extra support, you could keep one hand on wall and the other in front of the heart).

Find your dristhi point- a focus point in front of you, connecting with your Ujjayi breathing. Melt your shoulders down and lengthen your neck. You could stay here or rise your hands above the head.

For a moment feel that your are tree, grounded deep down in the earth and growing up towards the sun. Allowing the crown of your head to reach up and your right heel further root down.

You could stay from 5 breaths to as much as you like. To get out, bring the hands back in front of your heart and bring the left knee forward and then down. Repeat on the left side.

ine between the heel and the ball of the foot.Allow the right foot to root down and on the same time draw the upper thigh muscles up, engaging the inner and outer thighs.
With your left hand take your left leg and bring it all the way at the inner right thigh, allowing the knee to open to a side, aiming for right angle( if is too much to bring the foot all the way up, you could press the heel below the knee).

Create a soft pressure power between the inner thighs and heel the inner thigh muscles are pressing towards the heel and visa versa. Draw your belly button in and bring the tailbone under- engaging the core.

Allow the hands to meet in namaste in front of your chest( if you want extra support, you could keep one hand on wall and the other in front of the heart).

Find your dristhi point- a focus point in front of you, connecting with your Ujjayi breathing. Melt your shoulders down and lengthen your neck. You could stay here or rise your hands above the head.

For a moment feel that your are tree, grounded deep down in the earth and growing up towards the sun. Allowing the crown of your head to reach up and your right heel further root down.

You could stay from 5 breaths to as much as you like. To get out, bring the hands back in front of your heart and bring the left knee forward and then down. Repeat on the left side. Enjoy.


Do your best.


Today was just one of those days when there was a lot of going on and all was not less important than the other. The same thing refers to my daily yoga practice. Very rear I was to steal time from yoga practice to invest in something else. But today my time was squeeze even double than usual. So nothing new in the Big Smoke, at least I don’t have 2 kids and a husband (I bow down to this women). Then the Royal Court in my head (not the one in Chancery Lane) came to trial. I was for “forget about everything else and let’s do my yoga” but the other guys in my head were very good at defending the opposite. They were for: “I needed to cut down my practice and prepare the meal, as I was to be out of the house all day, so it was vital to have a healthy meal with me”. And of course they had right, it wasn’t very yogic to do my yoga and then eat a random food from I don’t know where. I nod disappointed in agreement, curled my tail under and went to prepare the meal.

And then hit me, an inspiration, a light in the dark tunnel of not doing yoga - I have 30 min but I will make the best practice of it. I finished with everything and I traveled to that very sacred place- the top of my yoga mat. I was staying in Tadasana, rooting down through my feet, and I was making that connection with Earth. I had place my hands in Namaste and honestly dedicated myself to the practice. And it was just magical, how I floated through the asanas, experiencing even the seconds. This made me think how important is to give our best not only in Yoga, but in all we are doing. Life nowadays is faster than space ship, and very often we are fighting with the Time. A useful weapon is to focused and give your best. After all in each moment we can’t do better than our best. Don’t we ?

Namaste