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Welcome!

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‘I’m not flexible’ or ‘I haven’t got time’ or ‘I’m too old’ are things I’ve heard many times. None of it is true, as anyone can do yoga in their own way. I admit that the poses I sometimes demonstrate are not of textbook quality,… Read More »Welcome!

Under Pressure

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Christmas. Usually one of my favourite times of the year. However, it’s going to be different for us all this year. The arrival of December means that I eagerly anticipate settling down with a nice cup of tea or an orange hot chocolate and an… Read More »Under Pressure

Meditation in 5 easy steps

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What is it? According to the Medical Dictionary, ‘Meditation is a practice of concentrated focus upon a sound, object, visualization, the breath, movement, or attention itself in order to increase awareness of the present moment, reduce stress, promote relaxation, and enhance personal and spiritual growth.’… Read More »Meditation in 5 easy steps

Yoga myths

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There are many, many articles, webpages and blogs about yoga myths. I do not want to repeat them, but simply provide my point of view and hopefully bust the myths! I can’t do yoga because I’m not bendy enough. Everyone has their own range of… Read More »Yoga myths

Getting older

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Age has always slightly scared me. I’ve never been concerned with my actual age, just the fact that it will increase. No longer do you simply fall over, instead you ‘have a fall’. When I first started to train as a yoga teacher, I remarked… Read More »Getting older

My type of yoga

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What type of yoga do you teach? This is a question I get asked often. There are many different types of yoga and it is a perfectly valid question. When I start explaining the link between the body and the mind through the breath, I… Read More »My type of yoga

Modifications

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I wrote a previous post about using props in your yoga practice. Modifications are also there to help us. Due to everyone being completely individual, modifying poses (safely) can help you to achieve the pose that is right for you. Generic textbook photos are not… Read More »Modifications

Switch off

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It’s coming up to an extremely busy time of year for many people. It doesn’t matter that for most things crammed into one month, they can be spread more evenly throughout the other eleven months of the year. December may allow more free time for… Read More »Switch off

Celebrity Yoga

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You have probably heard of celebrities who do yoga in various forms. David Beckham, Lady Gaga, Orlando Bloom, Madonna, Tom Hanks, Beyoncé, Robert Downey Jr and Colin Farrell are few on the list of many. But for some, they have taken it a step further.… Read More »Celebrity Yoga

History

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Many people ask me, “When did yoga start?” or “Where did it originate?” and there are many answers available, some more factual than others. But my question in response is, “Does it really matter?” Yoga is about being present in the here and now, not… Read More »History

Sankalpa

In simple terms, a Sankalpa is a positive intention you set for yourself. It can also be viewed as a heartfelt desire or a solemn vow. Not a resolution It is often considered similar to the English concept of a resolution, except that it comes… Read More »Sankalpa