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Blue Moon: Salute to the Moon

25 March 2018 | 4 Comments

The last day of this month sees a full moon. It will be the second full moon of March and therefore a rare blue moon. A blue moon, I hear you say? Didn’t we just have one of those? Well, yes, we did: the “super blue blood moon” of January…

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The Power of Play in Yoga

09 March 2018 | 6 Comments

Most of us, on the yoga mat as in life, don’t think much about the importance of play. We are often so focussed on our goals that play is simply not on the agenda. But what are the benefits of playing? And how do we incorporate it into our yoga practice?

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lunge crescent poses

Strength: Three Reasons

26 January 2018 | 4 Comments

Looking to build up your strength though yoga? Here’s how a few uncomplicated yoga poses can help you live a longer life, boosting your metabolism and preventing osteoporosis – among other benefits…

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Yoga for Strength

19 January 2018 | 0 Comments

Want to work on strengthening your body with yoga? Here’s how I incorporate strengthening poses into my gentle practice.

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Child practising yoga.

Take Five

15 December 2017 | 14 Comments

In my last post I suggested that during this busy festive period you might find that taking just ten minutes out for some restorative yoga might help get you through the Christmas season with your sanity intact. But what if you don’t have ten minutes? Take five instead.

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Five Candles.

‘Tis the Season…

01 December 2017 | 0 Comments

Now that it’s December and it feels natural to be lighting candles and perhaps seeking a bit of calm in the manic build-up to Christmas, I thought it might be useful to take a look at restorative yoga and how it can help during this busy time.

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Sitting Pretty

13 October 2017 | 0 Comments

In my previous post I wrote about how some yoga poses can offset the limitations imposed on our bodies through too much sitting. If we spend too much time at a desk, in a car, watching TV, or in my case watching TV while writing blog posts, sitting on the…

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Stretching hip flexors.

Focus on Hip Flexors

06 October 2017 | 10 Comments

Our typically sedentary lifestyle in the west is a contributing factor to an epidemic of lower back problems. Too much sitting can result in poor posture, so here are a few tips on how to counteract that.

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BKS Iyengar in a Headstand.

Back to Basics II

15 September 2017 | 0 Comments

Yoga is an incredible tool that will not only help make you fitter, stronger and more flexible but can also support your mental and emotional wellbeing. Here are a few pointers if you are thinking of trying a class.

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Iyengar balancing on Scaravelli.

Back to Basics

08 September 2017 | 0 Comments

As our children return back to school and the excesses of the summer holidays become a distant memory, September often feels like a good time to hit the reset button. Here’s the WannabeYogi guide to yoga styles.

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