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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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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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The power of silence

Just being

As some of you know, I’ve been lucky enough to spend a few days of this new year away on a meditation retreat, at the Dru centre in Snowdonia. It was a wonderful opportunity and I came away feeling refreshed and rejuvenated, ready for the year ahead. I’ve had a lot of questions asking me 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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Happy Holidays

Flexing the wrists

The school summer holidays are under way,  most of our classes have broken up for August (back again in September), and people are jetting off on holiday, so I thought I would theme the next couple of blogs on holistic ways to healthy, happy holidays. Most holidays start with a long journey, and even if the actual travel 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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Balanced hormones?

Ever feel that your body is working against you?! You try your best to maintain your equilibrium, but sometimes you just lose your cool for no reason!? I’m going to guess that we can all answer yes to this and often we blame our hormones, and actually that often is the truth of it. In more…

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Balance is more than just physical balance!

Here’s a leading question – do you have good work / life balance? People often tell me that they’re so busy they don’t even know what work / life balance means, let alone achieve it, and yet I would argue that it is one of the most important keys to good health. In my last more…

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Keep calm and breathe !

Next week is the start of Teaching Assessments for our outgoing group of Dru Yoga Trainee Teachers in Leeds – an exciting and nerve racking time for all ! Nerves and anxiety have also been points for discussion in classes too, so I thought in this blog I would share with you some yoga ideas 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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