Browsing Tag Back Pain

Move yourself out of back pain.

Strap work

When I’m teaching I love my students to engage with me. I like to know how you’re getting on with the postures, so I check in a lot with you. It was during one of these interactions that a great comment came out, which I’d like to share. I had asked the class to move more…

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Freedom from sciatic pain part 2

I hope you enjoyed practicing the stretches I gave you in my last blog and have found them beneficial – they really get into tight buttock, groin and hip muscles don’t they? Continuing on then with my theme of keeping the sciatic nerve calm, I’m going to start with a couple of non-yoga things to help. Tennis more…

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Freedom from sciatic pain : part 1

Eastern holistic therapies have long time advised that autumn is a time to pay extra attention to our backs and joints with an increased incidence in sciatica being a common health challenge to tackle. In my 15 years of teaching yoga classes I would certainly agree with that sentiment, so I thought that I would make the more…

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Happy Holidays

Flexing the wrists

The school summer holidays are under way,  most of our classes have broken up for August (back again in September), and people are jetting off on holiday, so I thought I would theme the next couple of blogs on holistic ways to healthy, happy holidays. Most holidays start with a long journey, and even if the actual travel more…

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Balance – use it or lose it!

“Use it or lose it” is a great saying and never more true than when we think about our ability to balance. Watch children playing, they are constantly challenging their balance reflex and considering the amount of risks they take kids actually fall (and injure themselves badly) very little. As we get older though we more…

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Wishing you a very merry and healthy Christmas

For my final blog of the year, I thought I would leave you with my festive season survival kit – yoga focussed on keeping you healthy this Christmas. If you’ve been at classes the last couple of weeks you will be familiar with the practises, so I hope this will just remind you of some more…

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New beginnings

Vrksasana pose

I know this is a busy time of year, everyone’s back to school, work or college, after lazy summer holidays and there always seems to be a lot to sort out and organise, but it’s a time of year I enjoy. I always see September as a new start. A chance to start a fresh, more…

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Men! Your yoga class needs you! (Actually you need your yoga class!!)

I’m always pleased when I see positive media coverage of yoga and especially when it involves men. Ryan Giggs has been getting a lot of attention recently, putting his long and successful football career down to “Hard work, strict diet and yoga”. Russell Brand and Colin Farrell are frequently snapped with yoga mats under their more…

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How can Dru Yoga benefit me?

Could this be you?

The beginning of the year is always a busy time for us at Inside Out. Following the excesses of Christmas many people look to yoga to help them embrace a healthier lifestyle, we get a lot of enquiries and new students coming to classes. One of the most frequent questions we get asked (after “Do more…

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Let the sunshine in

Those of you who attend my classes will know that I recently took part in a sponsored Sun Sequence (Surya Namaskar) event, with Dru Yoga North. We had to do 108 complete rounds in the first 3 weeks of September, which I happily did. I then committed to doing 108 complete rounds on Sunday September more…

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