Browsing Tag “Me time”

Keeping a yoga journal

Yoga poses

In my last blog I recommended keeping a yoga journal. A few of you have asked me about this so I thought I would write a few notes on this useful practice. Plus it co-incides nicely with the new Leeds Dru Yoga Teacher Training course starting, so this is definitely a practice that you will more…

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The power of perseverance

If you come to my classes then you’ve probably realised that I am not a naturally flexible. I’m not saying this to be self deprecating or looking for praise! I’m genuinely not. I do though practice my yoga daily, to the best of my body’s ability, and I unroll my mat every day not because more…

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Dive into the still space within

Connecting with the elements

I left you at the end of my last blog breathing space into your spine and abdomen, which I hope you enjoyed. Now, let’s take that a little deeper … can you find the space between each part of the breath? A natural pause, a lengthening, rather than a conscious holding of the breath, which more…

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Space to breathe

I’ve recently returned from my annual jaunt around the west coast of Scotland, one of my most favourite places to visit, a place where I can find great peace, giving me a chance to re-calibrate and recharge. I love the energy of a wild natural landscape and you get it all on the west coast more…

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Natural Balance

I had a fantastic time teaching my workshop on balance, last weekend. It proved to be a very popular and effective session, with great feedback, which is always welcome! Preparing my lesson plan really got me thinking about what an amazing tool yoga is for keeping us in balance as we negotiate this very busy more…

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Discover the energy of silence

My last couple of blogs have been focused on the power of silence, the calmness and the tranquility that it brings. In my last blog on the subject, I want to think about what might be a surprising benefit of silent times – the energy and vitality that it brings. Put very simply, using the more…

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The Power of Silence

At the beginning of the year I was on meditation retreat. This is an advanced practitioner course that I have been part of for many years, so I had a pretty good idea of what to expect, and was prepared for a period of silence. We had a bit of a laugh in some classes more…

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Festive tummy tamers

Fish posture

I think we can all agree that food plays a big part in winter festivities! Not all of it being a festival for your digestive system though, so in the third of my Christmas themed blogs, I thought we would explore some ways to support your hard working digestive system. I’m going to start with more…

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Beat the winter bugs

Cow Face pose

In the second of my festive posts, I’m going to look at a few ways to support our immune systems. How many times have you found yourself full of cold or with a tummy upset when you were looking forward to a break? This is a common phenomena when we finally unwind after a busy more…

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Santa Claus is coming to town….

Tree pose

We’ve entered that most busy time of the year – the run up to Christmas. I love the festive period but find the build up can be a little overwhelming. In the run up to Christmas, I thought it would be nice to post a blog each week on the theme of keeping your equilibrium more…

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