Browsing Tag Sleep

Harness the power of your mind

Natarajasana

We are rising now to the Brow centre, Ajna, the 6th chakra in our exploration. All about having a clear purpose in life, ajna rests in the space between the eyebrows. Visualise here a deep, rich indigo, imagine it flowing across your forehead, soothing the brow and settling the thoughts. Although this chakra is connected more…

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Relax and lose weight!

Corpse pose

If you’ve been doing all those lovely Goddess poses I suggested for home practice in my last blog, you are probably going to be thrilled that the next yoga practice I’m going to recommend for weight loss is …. savasana, our lovely relaxation pose ! Yes, really. Relax and lose weight! “Even if you usually more…

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Restorative bedtime yoga

I was recently asked a great question by an innovative mattress design company, Casper (check out https://caspersleep.com/mattresses for some interesting stuff on getting a good night’s sleep) and thought it might make a fun blog! ….. So the question they asked was…. “What yoga moves can I do from my bed?” I liked this question, more…

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Top tips for a vibrant summer

As I’m writing this, it’s drizzling; the glorious sunshine of the last few weeks a distant memory…but I am assured that the sun is going to make a reappearance and we will once again be baking in the summer heat (ever the optomist!). In my last blog I talked about yoga for the summer, which more…

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Men! Your yoga class needs you! (Actually you need your yoga class!!)

I’m always pleased when I see positive media coverage of yoga and especially when it involves men. Ryan Giggs has been getting a lot of attention recently, putting his long and successful football career down to “Hard work, strict diet and yoga”. Russell Brand and Colin Farrell are frequently snapped with yoga mats under their more…

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Pukka Practices!

A couple of months ago the lovely people at Pukka Herbs asked me to “test drive” and then review, honestly, a couple of their products and as I was planning an Autumn cleanse anyway (which I mentioned in my last blog), I was more than happy to do this. So here are my thoughts on their products and how they more…

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Top tips for staying tip top this autumn

Well, we are definitely into Autumn now. The leaves are turning and starting to fall, the nights are drawing in, there’s a cool nip in the air and I’m back in thermals (actually I’ve hardly been out of them this year!). According to Ayervedic wisdom Autumn is a dry, cool, erratic and windy season. This has more…

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Eat to sleep – food to ease insomnia

Hopefully, my previous posts on sleep have had you drifting off to the land of nod as soon as your head hits the pillow (…because my advice has been helpful and not because my blogs are boring!). Thought I’d just share a couple of diet related tips which I hope help you too. Bedtime snacks: more…

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It’s 3am and I’m wide awake!!

Does this sound familiar? It’s 3am and you are wide awake! At Inside Out we often hear that you get off to sleep OK, only to wake up again in the middle of the night, and then the mind gets involved and before you know it you’re re-running the previous day, stressing about the day more…

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Sleep like a caveman (although not in a cave!)

So, how have you been sleeping this week? I hope some of the tips from last time helped. In the next couple of blogs I’m going to be looking at some more yogic ways of ensuring you get the rest you need. The first thing to ask yourself is are you actually tired or more more…

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