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The reason I practice yoga

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Over the past couple of months, due various reasons (Christmas, a holiday and different work patterns) I’ve been a bit out of my usual routine of doing my meditation and yoga in the mornings – and I have to admit, whilst my practice is obviously important to me, there were more times than I would […]

Asana of the month: Bridge pose

Bridge pose, (or Setu Bandha Sarvangasana) is a gentle inversion that has many benefits, including:  Releasing the chest and shoulders Easing lower back pain and preventing further flares of back pain Glute activation and strengthening (great for runners!) Calming stress and anxiety symptoms  I often teach this pose in my classes and therapeutic yoga for […]

Being vs doing

Being vs doing One of the aims of yoga and mindfulness is that we begin to become aware of automatic patterns of the mind, and recognise different thoughts and modes of thinking.  The brain performs many hundreds of processes and activities everyday.  We can simplify these neurocognitive tasks down to two main modes of functioning […]

I’m not flexible, can I do yoga?

Only a small number of people are naturally flexible and being flexible is certainly not a prerequisite to practising yoga.   Yoga can help improve flexibility if practised regularly; however this isn’t necessarily the goal  – although it is certainly a reason people want to take up yoga.  Flexibility is generally understood to mean having a […]

New to yoga?

Are you new to yoga? 🧘‍♀️ Are you wondering what happens in a class? What do you need to wear?!? Maybe you have heard that yoga is great and all that and you want to give it a go but you aren’t really sure where to start? I have some frequently asked questions on my […]