Browsing Tag Teach Yourself Yoga

Congratulations to our new Dru teachers

Could this be you?

I know I said my next blogs would be on the subject of sleep, and I promise they are coming up, however I just wanted to do a quick blog to congratulate our newly qualified Dru yoga teachers. I am lucky enough to teach and assess on the Dru Yoga Teacher Training course in Leeds and this weekend we more…

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Sleep tight – tips for a peaceful night

Insomnia is a common problem, with an estimated 1 in 3 people finding getting a good night’s sleep a challenge. Lack of sleep can leave us feeling tired, irritable, over emotional and lacking in focus, which can make us more accident prone. Not only that lack of sleep has been linked to various long term illnesses, and even more…

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Feel better for longer – tips for home yoga practice

Strengthening core muscles

One of the most frequent questions we get asked at classes is “My back feels so much better (or I feel so calm and relaxed, or I always sleep so well…) after yoga that I want to keep that feeling for longer – what can I do at home?” This is then usually followed up with “I’d love more…

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Please love your knees

Helping us to move and supporting our weight, knees do such a lot for us, but when was the last time you thought about looking after them? You probably don’t think about them much at all, until they become painful!… And that’s part of the problem with knees, they have so few nerves in them that more…

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Lights… Camera… Deep Yogic Breathing (!?)

As you may have guessed from the title of this blog post I have been making my film (YouTube to be precise!) debut and what a test of my nerves that was, and probably those of the very patient camera man, thank you Glenn ( As always though, the deep yogic breathing technique worked a dream at keeping more…

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This week you’ve got homework

In my last post I was talking about the value of relaxation and how sometimes this important element of a yoga class is actually undervalued. This time I want to discuss how the relaxation pose (savasana or corpse pose) can be misunderstood. And by misunderstood I’m talking about those students who see it as time more…

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New Year Resolutions?!

Just being

I’m sitting here contemplating new year resolutions… and I’ve just read that at least 80% of resolutions remain unachieved! So is there any point to making them and how can yoga help you be the 1 in 5 that does achieve what you actually set out to achieve? At this point, I must confess that I more…

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