Browsing Tag “Me time”

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…

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The gift of stress free kids

Palvinder, Yoga Teacher at Inside Out Dru Yoga

Today‚Äôs 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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Discover your Ayurvedic constitution

Ayurvedic wisdom

Many of you have been showing interest in our upcoming “Ayurveda : An introduction workshop” (May 27th, 11am – 4pm at Acanthus) and in our recent blogs and Facebook comments on the subject. I am so pleased that you interested! Continuing then on our very brief foray into the world of Ayurveda, I promised that more…

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Ayurveda – the science of life

Ayurvedic wisdom

Ayurveda is certainly having a moment! I see Ayurvedic wisdom popping up in women’s magazines and social media sites, and it’s mentioned regularly on beauty products, but what’s it all about? I’d like to share some of the things I have learned about this amazing system for good health in my next series of blogs. more…

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Give your dreams wings

Use Bhima for "oomph"

I hope you’ve managed to dream a bit about 2017, and you’ve got some idea of how you’d like the new year to shape up. In this post I’m going to look at some ways to boost your energy so that you’ve got all you need to let your dreams unfold. It’s great writing down more…

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Welcome 2017!

Perfect balance of elements

Hello and welcome to 2017! I am really looking forward to this new year, drawing a line under 2016, a year that for many reasons was not great. I had chance over the Christmas break to reflect on 2016, what I learned, what I achieved, what I am ready to let go of. I also more…

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