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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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Yoga and Ayurveda – what to practice

Ayurvedic wisdom

Continuing with our brief exploration of Ayurveda, in this post I’d like to focus on my favourite bit – yoga for the doshas. In previous blogs we’ve discussed each of the doshas, how they effect us and how we can keep them in balance. Hopefully you are starting to build a picture of your constitution. 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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Dru Yoga to the rescue!

Support your digestive and immune systems.

In the last of my festive posts, and just in case you overindulge during the festive period, I ‘m going to explore how Dru Yoga can help you bring your body back into balance, and how it can help you to support your organs of elimination ie. the liver, kidneys, bowels and skin. Your pancreas more…

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Make your tummy smile

Good for digestion

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 those winter bugs

Support your digestive and immune systems.

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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Dreaming of a stress free Christmas?

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 at this busy time of year. If you are dreaming of a stress free Christmas, you can make that your reality with our simple yet effective tips, and it will more…

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Honouring our teachers

Focus on gratitude

Did you notice the beautiful full moon last night? If I’ve got my astronomy correct that was the biggest full moon of the year. It’s also an auspicious time in yogic tradition, known as Guru Purnima, a time to honour and thank all our teachers who have brought us to this point in life, a more…

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Are your thoughts fit for public display?

Move with awareness

Apologies for the delay since my last blog, I’ve had a lot of distractions – theme for a future blog I think! Here we are though, back experiencing our 5 layers of our being. We have now reached our 4th layer, the thought layer (vijnanamaya kosha). It is interesting to note that in this model more…

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Breathe yourself healthy

Move with awareness

Last time I introduced the yogic concept of the layers of our being. We started with the physical layer. I’m hoping that since my last blog you have been observing your physical body when you’ve been practicing yoga – how you move, where is it feeling stiff or clunky, what bits move freely and comfortably, more…

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