Yoga Practice

Inversions: The Upsides of Down

13 May 2018 | 6 Comments

Love them or loathe them, inversions are an integral part of any yoga practice. An inversion can be any move or activity where you are either fully or partially upside down: a handstand (Adho Mukha Vrksasana), shoulderstand (Salamba Sarvangasana) or a downward dog (Adho Mukha Svanasana) are obvious candidates. For…

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Blue Moon: Salute to the Moon

25 March 2018 | 4 Comments

How rare? 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”…

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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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Strength: Three Reasons

26 January 2018 | 5 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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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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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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