Yoga Blog

Why I love being a yoga student

I’ve recently been away, and one of my favourite things to do on holiday is attend local yoga classes, wherever I can. You might be wondering why I go to a class when I could very easily do my own practice, as I do when I’m at home! Here are some of the benefits I more…

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Yoga and Ayurveda – what to practice

Ayurvedic wisdom

Continuing with our brief exploration of Ayurveda, in this post I’d like to focus on my favourite bit – yoga for the doshas. In previous blogs we’ve discussed each of the doshas, how they effect us and how we can keep them in balance. Hopefully you are starting to build a picture of your constitution. more…

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An Ayurvedic diet

Ayurvedic wisdom

One of the first things people ask me when I tell them about my Ayurvedic journey is, what do I eat? Now, my diet seems very normal but I have to confess that when I was first given my food advice from my Ayurvedic Practitioner I was somewhat distraught. There were none of my familiar more…

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A change of perspective

Connecting with the elements

In my last blog, I was extolling the virtues of practising your yoga outside, a fantastic opportunity to connect with the elements, bringing peace, stillness and balance. Why not try an out of doors meditation too? Find yourself a comfortable place for sitting. You don’t need to be in lotus pose! Just make sure that more…

Yoga Al Fresco

Connecting with the elements

I’ve just returned from a trip to the West Coast of Scotland, a place I’ve always loved, from being a little girl. For me, this is a place I can connect with the elements (the water element was particularly present this trip!), a place to be peaceful, still and to restore. If you are a more…

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Return to harmony with Ayurveda

Ayurvedic wisdom

In the last blog I was talking about 3 doshas, kapha, pitta and vata, and some of the lifestyle choices that will knock them off balance, along with some of the signs and symptoms that a dosha is out of kilter. You may well have spotted some of your own habits, so let’s have a more…

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Sure fire ways to knock yourself off balance!

Ayurvedic wisdom

The last couple of blogs have been looking at how the ancient philosophy of Ayurveda can help us to stay well. Ayurveda firmly believes that prevention is better than cure and in the last blog I talked a little bit about how to recognise our predominant dosha or constitution. Once you have this information you more…

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Discover your Ayurvedic constitution

Ayurvedic wisdom

Many of you have been showing interest in our upcoming “Ayurveda : An introduction workshop” (May 27th, 11am – 4pm at Acanthus) and in our recent blogs and Facebook comments on the subject. I am so pleased that you interested! Continuing then on our very brief foray into the world of Ayurveda, I promised that more…

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Ayurveda – the science of life

Ayurvedic wisdom

Ayurveda is certainly having a moment! I see Ayurvedic wisdom popping up in women’s magazines and social media sites, and it’s mentioned regularly on beauty products, but what’s it all about? I’d like to share some of the things I have learned about this amazing system for good health in my next series of blogs. more…

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Yoga postures to help you through cancer

Removes obstacles

Following my fund raising session with the staff and customers of M&Co in Brighouse, my last blog discussed how beneficial yoga can be for those living with cancer, particularly relaxation and yogic breathing. There are also some great recommendations for physical yoga to practice which I’m going to explore a little in this blog. As more…

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