Browsing Tag Stress management

Join me for an autumn clear out?

Support the digestive system

In yoga and Ayurvedic philosophy the transitional seasons (spring and autumn) are the perfect time to have a clear out – physically and metaphorically! Get rid of the rubbish that might have accumulated in our homes, our bodies and our minds over the past months, helping us to move into the new seasons enjoying robust 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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Golden Lake Village

Yoga at the Acanthus Golf Centre

Continuing on our theme of silence, have you heard the story of Golden Lake Village? The people of Golden Lake Village were silent, they did not have the power of language. Life there was peaceful and contented, and as a community they were caring and loving. One day some travellers came to the village. 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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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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The gift of stress free kids

Palvinder, Yoga Teacher at Inside Out Dru Yoga

Today‚Äôs young people face immense pressures to achieve, to keep up and fit in within an overwhelming world of adults, as well as dealing with their own emotional and physical changing world. Children in England are apparently “among the unhappiest in world” the BBC reported in 2015, blaming low self confidence, low body image and more…

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Sure fire ways to knock yourself off balance!

Ayurvedic wisdom

The last couple of blogs have been looking at how the ancient philosophy of Ayurveda can help us to stay well. Ayurveda firmly believes that prevention is better than cure and in the last blog I talked a little bit about how to recognise our predominant dosha or constitution. Once you have this information you more…

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