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Men do yoga too!

Men do yoga too!

A couple of weeks ago I posted a little bit on Facebook about International Men’s Day, and how yoga can really help Men stay healthy. I thought I might explore that some more in this blog! There is increasingly more coverage of men “doing” yoga. Ryan Giggs famously puts his long and successful football career more…

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Join me for an autumn clear out?

Support the digestive system

In yoga and Ayurvedic philosophy the transitional seasons (spring and autumn) are the perfect time to have a clear out – physically and metaphorically! Get rid of the rubbish that might have accumulated in our homes, our bodies and our minds over the past months, helping us to move into the new seasons enjoying robust more…

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The power of perseverance

If you come to my classes then you’ve probably realised that I am not a naturally flexible. I’m not saying this to be self deprecating or looking for praise! I’m genuinely not. I do though practice my yoga daily, to the best of my body’s ability, and I unroll my mat every day not because more…

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Dive into the still space within

Connecting with the elements

I left you at the end of my last blog breathing space into your spine and abdomen, which I hope you enjoyed. Now, let’s take that a little deeper … can you find the space between each part of the breath? A natural pause, a lengthening, rather than a conscious holding of the breath, which more…

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Space to breathe

I’ve recently returned from my annual jaunt around the west coast of Scotland, one of my most favourite places to visit, a place where I can find great peace, giving me a chance to re-calibrate and recharge. I love the energy of a wild natural landscape and you get it all on the west coast more…

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Natural Balance

I had a fantastic time teaching my workshop on balance, last weekend. It proved to be a very popular and effective session, with great feedback, which is always welcome! Preparing my lesson plan really got me thinking about what an amazing tool yoga is for keeping us in balance as we negotiate this very busy more…

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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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Golden Lake Village

Yoga at the Acanthus Golf Centre

Continuing on our theme of silence, have you heard the story of Golden Lake Village? The people of Golden Lake Village were silent, they did not have the power of language. Life there was peaceful and contented, and as a community they were caring and loving. One day some travellers came to the village. The more…

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The Power of Silence

At the beginning of the year I was on meditation retreat. This is an advanced practitioner course that I have been part of for many years, so I had a pretty good idea of what to expect, and was prepared for a period of silence. We had a bit of a laugh in some classes more…

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