Yoga Blog

25 years of yoga!

Chakrasana

Blimey, doesn’t time fly?! I attended my very first yoga class 25 years ago this September just gone and I’ve never looked backed since (well only during my yoga practice – along with forwards, sideways and upside down ha ha). My first class was an Adult Education course, taught by Christine Barraclough, accompanying a friend more…

, , , ,

The gift of stress free kids

Palvinder, Yoga Teacher at Inside Out Dru Yoga

Today’s young people face immense pressures to achieve, to keep up and fit in within an overwhelming world of adults, as well as dealing with their own emotional and physical changing world. Children in England are apparently “among the unhappiest in world” the BBC reported in 2015, blaming low self confidence, low body image and more…

, , , , , , ,

New Beginnings

Open anahata

This is one of my favourite times of year, I like the colours and the cool, crisp, still  energy of autumn (when it’s not raining!). I think it’s also a great time of year for new beginnings, when we head back to school or work after our summer holidays. I always loved the clean, neat more…

, , , , ,

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…

, , , , , ,

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…

, , , , , ,

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…

, , ,

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…

, , , , ,

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…

, , ,

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…

, , , , , ,