Browsing Tag Dru yoga

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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A lesson in letting go

Supported shoulder stand

In my last blog, I talked about some of the lessons I have learned whilst injured and in particular about the quality of acceptance. In this blog I’m going to think about the quality of being able to let go, a lesson that didn’t come quite so easily to me! I don’t really believe in more…

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Acceptance, acceptance, acceptance

Dru Publications

As you know, I have recently had my arm in pot. I’ve been “lucky” (worked hard though!) and healed quickly. I have to be honest I could have done without it, but as I always like to find a silver lining, the experience has had much to teach me. In my next 2 blogs I’d more…

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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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All that we are is a result of what we have thought

The Archer

  In my 4th and final installment of my blogs on how yoga can help you manage your weight, I want to focus on the power of the mind and how specific yoga techniques can change our mindset to one of positivity. Dru Yoga has some great techniques for giving us the energy and the more…

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Peace in your hands

“If every 8 year old in the world is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence from the world within one generation”. H H Dalai Lama. I find this one of the most inspirational quotes around.  Just imagine that, a world without violence. I know you were expecting my next installment in my “Yoga for weight more…

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Yoga poses for managing weight

Goddess Posture

One of the most common well-being goals you’ve been telling us about, this new year, is a desire to lose some weight and tone up. So many people in fact have been asking how yoga can help them achieve this goal that I thought I would make the subject of the next couple of blogs. 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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You’re as young as your spine.

There’s an old adage about aging, something on the lines of  “You’re as young as your spine and as healthy as your stomach”. Well I can’t think of any better tool for looking after your back and tummy (and many other things besides !) than yoga. So, today, I am writing about some practical postures 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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