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Balance – use it or lose it!

“Use it or lose it” is a great saying and never more true than when we think about our ability to balance. Watch children playing, they are constantly challenging their balance reflex and considering the amount of risks they take kids actually fall (and injure themselves badly) very little. As we get older though we more…

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We want to help you sparkle!

The Archer

Happy New Year! For my first post of the year I want to celebrate that wonderful feeling that comes with the new year…a fresh start, a clean slate; like starting a new school exercise book, full of promise and hope.   It’s the time of year for reflection and letting go of the past (see more…

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Wishing you a very merry and healthy Christmas

For my final blog of the year, I thought I would leave you with my festive season survival kit – yoga focussed on keeping you healthy this Christmas. If you’ve been at classes the last couple of weeks you will be familiar with the practises, so I hope this will just remind you of some more…

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Balancing acts

Balancing postures are one of my favourite groups of yoga postures to practice and I know many of you love them too. There are many benefits to practicing balances, and we try to put some sort of balance in every class, though they can be a challenge. You probably find too, that sometimes your balance 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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Yoga for the summer

I hope you’ve all been enjoying the sunshine, and maybe you’ve even managed to get outside to do your yoga practise. Generally speaking summer is a time for feeling good. Warmer temperatures, longer days, more opportunity to be outdoors and for many  relaxing holidays to enjoy, all contribute to our good health. Summer is a more…

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Handling hay fever

It’s been a particularly bad couple of weeks for hay fever sufferers (of which I am one). It’s all down to the late (non-existent!) Spring and everything coming into bloom all at once apparently. So we’re being bombarded with grass, flower and tree pollen all in one go, when normally this would be staggered over more…

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Moving into stillness

Just being

In my last post, I talked a little bit about meditation and I hope you’ve had the opportunity to experience just being. One of the key elements of meditation is stillness. Often easier said than done! However, if you can work on bringing stillness into the physical body then the mind will follow. Whenever there’s more…

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Spring is just around the corner…

Surya Namaskar

Last year I posted a popular blog with yoga tips for a healthy spring, well I think Spring is just around the corner (I hope!), so thought you might enjoy reading this again. After the stillness of winter, energy that has been quietly building, is ready to burst out – the trees demonstrate this beautifully. more…

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Winter warmers

My last blog was all about yoga practises to keep you healthy this winter and I promised you some non yoga winter warmers for this blog – which I would like to point out, do not involve alcohol (!!), as some of you suggested! And no, you can’t dress up a hot whisky toddy as medicinal! As we know, more…

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