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A lesson in letting go

Supported shoulder stand

In my last blog, I talked about some of the lessons I have learned whilst injured and in particular about the quality of acceptance. In this blog I’m going to think about the quality of being able to let go, a lesson that didn’t come quite so easily to me! I don’t really believe in more…

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Acceptance, acceptance, acceptance

Dru Publications

As you know, I have recently had my arm in pot. I’ve been “lucky” (worked hard though!) and healed quickly. I have to be honest I could have done without it, but as I always like to find a silver lining, the experience has had much to teach me. In my next 2 blogs I’d more…

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Move yourself out of back pain.

Strap work

When I’m teaching I love my students to engage with me. I like to know how you’re getting on with the postures, so I check in a lot with you. It was during one of these interactions that a great comment came out, which I’d like to share. I had asked the class to move more…

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All that we are is a result of what we have thought

The Archer

  In my 4th and final installment of my blogs on how yoga can help you manage your weight, I want to focus on the power of the mind and how specific yoga techniques can change our mindset to one of positivity. Dru Yoga has some great techniques for giving us the energy and the more…

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Yoga to nourish your tummy

Here’s the third blog in my series about using yoga to help you maintain a healthy weight. This time I’m going to look at how our yoga practice encourages us to make helpful food choices. I am not a nutritionist or dietician, and I am not going to tell you what to eat. There’s plenty more…

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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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You’re as young as your spine.

There’s an old adage about aging, something on the lines of  “You’re as young as your spine and as healthy as your stomach”. Well I can’t think of any better tool for looking after your back and tummy (and many other things besides !) than yoga. So, today, I am writing about some practical postures 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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Freedom from sciatic pain part 2

I hope you enjoyed practicing the stretches I gave you in my last blog and have found them beneficial – they really get into tight buttock, groin and hip muscles don’t they? Continuing on then with my theme of keeping the sciatic nerve calm, I’m going to start with a couple of non-yoga things to help. Tennis more…

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Freedom from sciatic pain : part 1

Eastern holistic therapies have long time advised that autumn is a time to pay extra attention to our backs and joints with an increased incidence in sciatica being a common health challenge to tackle. In my 15 years of teaching yoga classes I would certainly agree with that sentiment, so I thought that I would make the more…

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