Browsing Tag meditation

Wrinkle free yoga

Happy New Year! I promised you last time that I would share some ancient yogic wisdom for staying wrinkle free and these ideas are certainly cheaper than Botox! My number one choice for anti-aging yoga is the Lion posture (Simhasana). This is definitely one to be done in the privacy of your own home (or 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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Happy birthday to me ….

Balance

It’s my birthday today, hooray, I love birthdays! Yes, I know, a birthday marks another year passed, and I’m another year older and I love birthdays! Whilst I’m not overly thrilled about that side of things, I am still grateful to be here and the birthday will happen whether I choose to be miserable and ignore more…

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Never regret your old age…

“Never regret your old age – it’s a privilege denied to many”, I’ve no idea who said these wise words but I do like them. I’ve been thinking a lot about old age recently and thought in my next series of blogs I’d share some yogic and not so yogic thoughts on the aging process, more…

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Bring your holiday feeling home

Balance

I hope that you have all had good summers and managed to get some relaxing time off work. A holiday, either staying at home or going away, can be just the energy boost we need to see us through the busy-ness of Autumn and into the Festive season (sorry!). In my final Holiday themed blog more…

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Computer misery and beyond!

The Archer

Hello! It’s been some time since my last post, largely because I’ve been having some rather troublesome computer problems. Still not sorted but I’ve managed to “persuade” someone to let me use their computer so I can blog again! My 4 month old laptop has had a major hardware failure, so it’s back with the more…

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Is it time to look for an alternative way to take care of our health?

Bridge posture

There was an article in Sunday’s Observer (June 1st 2014) that piqued my interest, “How antibiotics are making the world ill” – it was an extract from scientist Martin Blaser’s new book “Missing Microbes”. In the article Martin Blaser explains why he thinks the world is` suffering from a whole raft of modern ailments, in more…

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Be inspired to be still

Just being

One of my favourite pictures in our Inside Out “Yoga on your holidays” competition (see our Facebook page “insideoutdruyoga” for more details) was this photo of 3 ladies sat meditating on a rock in the Yorkshire Dales. I love it not just because it is aesthetically pleasing, but because, for me, it encapsulates the very more…

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Moving into stillness

Just being

In my last post, I talked a little bit about meditation and I hope you’ve had the opportunity to experience just being. One of the key elements of meditation is stillness. Often easier said than done! However, if you can work on bringing stillness into the physical body then the mind will follow. Whenever there’s more…

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Are we human being or human doing?

Just being

It’s been a while since I last blogged. April was a busy month and this busy-ness has got me thinking! In and amongst all the busy-ness I was lucky enough to take 5 days away on a meditation retreat. I was at the beautifully nurturing Dru Yoga training centre in Snowdonia and, whilst I was there partly more…

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