Browsing Tag Teach Yourself Yoga

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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Yoga Al Fresco

Connecting with the elements

I’ve just returned from a trip to the West Coast of Scotland, a place I’ve always loved, from being a little girl. For me, this is a place I can connect with the elements (the water element was particularly present this trip!), a place to be peaceful, still and to restore. If you are a more…

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Keeping on the path

For self discipline

We are well into 2017 now and I hope you are still focussed on your health and wellbeing goals. In my experience it can be hard though to keep your resolve after the initial flurry of enthusiasm has passed! In this new year blog, I’m going to explore some yoga ways of giving your will more…

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Give your dreams wings

Use Bhima for "oomph"

I hope you’ve managed to dream a bit about 2017, and you’ve got some idea of how you’d like the new year to shape up. In this post I’m going to look at some ways to boost your energy so that you’ve got all you need to let your dreams unfold. It’s great writing down more…

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Welcome 2017!

Perfect balance of elements

Hello and welcome to 2017! I am really looking forward to this new year, drawing a line under 2016, a year that for many reasons was not great. I had chance over the Christmas break to reflect on 2016, what I learned, what I achieved, what I am ready to let go of. I also more…

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Dru Yoga to the rescue!

Support your digestive and immune systems.

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 more…

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Make your tummy smile

Good for digestion

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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