Browsing Tag Yoga Benefits

Let’s talk about gout!

One of the things that makes my job so interesting is that no 2 classes are ever the same and you just never know what someone is going to ask you to focus the class on. I notice that health/life challenges tend to run in cycles and patterns and at the moment it’s all about gout and 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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How we can all benefit from laying like a corpse!

I really hope you’ve tried out the relaxation pose from my last blog and are now feeling the benefit of giving yourself time to be and not do. You may even be finding that it’s actually not that easy to lay completely still, discovering exactly why this is described in traditional yoga practises as a more…

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The 5 Minute Energy Boost

As you might imagine January is a busy time for yoga classes and here at Inside Out we are no exception. We have new classes starting and lots of new students feeling the benefits of Dru Yoga. Stress relief, relaxation and energy boosting is probably the main reason people come to Inside Out and is also one of the more…

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Wellbeing in Schools

Westborough High School, Dewsbury - Logo

Happy New Year! Hope you are all well and keeping on track with your resolutions. I had a lovely start to the new year when I took part in a wellbeing day which was run by the senior team for its staff at the Dewsbury school Westborough High School. Their day focussed on encouraging all 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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Fabulous 40 – Thoughts on Staying Youthful!

I celebrated a BIG birthday this weekend (!) –  many thanks to all of you who sent me birthday wishes – and it got me thinking about staying youthful in mind and body. There are still many things I want to do and achieve in life and I need to keep my energy high for the next more…