Browsing Tag Teach Yourself Yoga

A life well lived

Warrior

As many of you know, I recently lost my Nan. She was 93, had lived a good life and this was the first time she’d been in hospital, so there was much to celebrate, but it did still hurt. Thank you to everyone who sent me good wishes. I’ve spoken many times about how Dru 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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Take time out to be poorly and heal

Surya (Sun) mudra

There are a lot of winter bugs around at the moment. I, myself, have been in quarantine here at Inside Out HQ, and know full well the misery of these flu germs! I also know how important it is to take time out, rest and keep away from others if you do come down with more…

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Dru Yoga to the rescue!

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 might more…

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Festive tummy tamers

Fish posture

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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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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25 years of yoga!

Chakrasana

Blimey, doesn’t time fly?! I attended my very first yoga class 25 years ago this September just gone and I’ve never looked backed since (well only during my yoga practice – along with forwards, sideways and upside down ha ha). My first class was an Adult Education course, taught by Christine Barraclough, accompanying a friend more…

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New Beginnings

Open anahata

This is one of my favourite times of year, I like the colours and the cool, crisp, stillĀ  energy of autumn (when it’s not raining!). I think it’s also a great time of year for new beginnings, when we head back to school or work after our summer holidays. I always loved the clean, neat more…

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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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