Browsing Tag Boost energy

Work in Progress

As I’m sure you all know, I’ve had a tricky time of it of late! I’d be lying if I told you that I had sailed through the challenges, but I have, as much as I could, tried to think about the lessons yoga has taught me and used them to help me navigate this more…

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Breathe yourself healthy

Move with awareness

Last time I introduced the yogic concept of the layers of our being. We started with the physical layer. I’m hoping that since my last blog you have been observing your physical body when you’ve been practicing yoga – how you move, where is it feeling stiff or clunky, what bits move freely and comfortably, more…

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Meditate your way to a glorious 2016

Tadasana

Happy New Year! This is a wonderful time of year. A fresh start, a clean slate; like starting a new school exercise book, full of promise and hope. Winter and the new year in particular, is the time of year for reflection and letting go of the past and thinking about what we really want more…

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Open up to the thousand petaled lotus

Tadasana

Here we are then, we’ve reached the top! Our 7th chakra. The crown, Sahasrara, which very poetically translates to “Thousand petaled lotus”. Strictly the speaking the crown isn’t a chakra like the others, although it is part of the 7 basic chakra system. The previous 6 chakras are all allowing energy to flow unhindered up more…

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What does your heart desire?

Open anahata

Continuing then on our journey through the major chakras, we’re moving up now to the heart chakra, anahata, situated in the centre of the chest. The three lower energy centres that we’ve already looked at are associated more with our internal, personal & physical experiences and attachments, whilst the upper 3 energy centres are more more…

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Find the fire in your belly

We’ve moved up now, in our exploration of the chakras, to our 3rd chakra, the fire centre, Manipura. This chakra is linked to our solar plexus, which can be a little misleading when it comes to it’s position. Our physical solar plexus can be found where the rib cage arches up. I know that other more…

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What is a Chakra and what do they do for me?

For my next series of blogs I thought I might unravel some of the mystery around Chakras. They are currently a fashionable theme, popping up in magazine articles, self help books and even providing the inspiration for modern jewellery collections (Thomas Sabo & Pandora both have chakra themed pieces). I have to be honest, the more…

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Yoga to nourish your tummy

Here’s the third blog in my series about using yoga to help you maintain a healthy weight. This time I’m going to look at how our yoga practice encourages us to make helpful food choices. I am not a nutritionist or dietician, and I am not going to tell you what to eat. There’s plenty more…

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The power of silence

Just being

As some of you know, I’ve been lucky enough to spend a few days of this new year away on a meditation retreat, at the Dru centre in Snowdonia. It was a wonderful opportunity and I came away feeling refreshed and rejuvenated, ready for the year ahead. I’ve had a lot of questions asking me more…

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Filling the well….and wishing you all a merry Christmas

Relax and calm your way to sleep

 I know you were expecting a blog on yoga’s answer to anti-wrinkle cream, which, I promise will be the next one, but I really felt I wanted to blog today about staying healthy at this busy time, and there seems to be a lot of winter bugs to fight off at the moment. Winter is more…

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