JanAsana Newsletter – Week 1

Welcome to the first ever Yoga Manchester JanAsana newsletter!

JanAsana has been designed to get your New Year’s resolutions off to the best possible start and forms part of Yoga Manchester’s New Year New Body New Mind (NYNBNM for short!) initiative. At Yoga Manchester, we’ve put our heads together to  provide you with a weekly instalment through January of tips and tools to get you on the right track and more importantly, keep you on it.

Without further ado, let’s kick-start JanAsana.


Your 10 minute Yoga Express sequence

This is the first instalment of the Yoga Express sequence devised by Matt Ryan. The full sequence is designed to provide the physical and mental benefits of a 90 minute Yoga class, but in just 45 minutes. Classes start on 13th January at Studio 25 – visit Yoga Express Manchester for more details.

Resolution of the week

This is a simple act or intention that should start this week and if it makes you feel good, stays with you for as long as possible.

This week, I’m going to brush my teeth and do nothing else

Very few of us actually do nothing else while brushing our teeth. Instead, we choose our outfit for the day, make the bed, and comb our hair rather than concentrate on the task in hand. Attending to one task with our utmost attention allows us to be mindful and focussed, truly in the present moment; brushing our teeth is among the first tasks of the day, so is the perfect way to mindfully start our day.

Smoothie of the week

Super Green Super Vibrant cucumber apple and ginger smoothie

Packed with vegetables and fruit, this smoothie will invigorate and energise you but without the sugar rush!

Recipe of the week

Energising and spicy dhal

This is a much-loved recipe of Yoga Manchester teacher Charlene McAuley which she claims to be super tasty and satisfying but requiring very little effort (bonus!).

Feel free to share your top tips, New Year resolutions and yummy recipes as we can all do with a helping hand at this time of year! Keep your eyes peeled for next week’s installment.