Browsing Tag Improve balance

What is the point of yoga poses?

Balance

Recently I read this fantastic explanation of yoga postures or asana, in Deepak Chopra’s book “The seven spiritual laws of yoga” : “The word asana means “seat” or “position”. When people consider yoga, they usually think of this branch, which refers to the postures people enter into to achieve physical flexibility & tone. At a more…

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Balanced hormones?

Ever feel that your body is working against you?! You try your best to maintain your equilibrium, but sometimes you just lose your cool for no reason!? I’m going to guess that we can all answer yes to this and often we blame our hormones, and actually that often is the truth of it. In more…

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Balance is more than just physical balance!

Here’s a leading question – do you have good work / life balance? People often tell me that they’re so busy they don’t even know what work / life balance means, let alone achieve it, and yet I would argue that it is one of the most important keys to good health. In my last more…

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Are you in the right side of your brain?

Here’s a little something for you to try …. close off 1 of your nostrils with your thumb and see how easy it is to breathe through the other, now swap sides, do you find 1 of your nostrils is more dominant, easier to breathe through? Try it again in 2 hours and unless there’s more…

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Bring strength and stability into your life

In the 3rd of my blogs about balance, I thought I would look at the importance of muscles to help us stay upright.  Posture is a great reflection of how we balance. In our classes we spend time, every lesson, getting you stand correctly, in Tadasana (the mountain pose). We guide you through your body, 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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Balancing acts

Balancing postures are one of my favourite groups of yoga postures to practice and I know many of you love them too. There are many benefits to practicing balances, and we try to put some sort of balance in every class, though they can be a challenge. You probably find too, that sometimes your balance more…

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