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Speaking your truth

After working on our heart chakras we are ready to move up now to look at the 5th chakra, the throat centre. In yoga we call it Vishuddhi which broadly translates to “The centre of nectar and poison” or sometimes “The Purification of Opposites”. These are interesting phrases and give us a sense of what more…

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What does your heart desire?

Open anahata

Continuing then on our journey through the major chakras, we’re moving up now to the heart chakra, anahata, situated in the centre of the chest. The three lower energy centres that we’ve already looked at are associated more with our internal, personal & physical experiences and attachments, whilst the upper 3 energy centres are more more…

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Free Yoga Studio Open Day
Acanthus Golf Centre
Saturday 26th September 2015

Focus on gratitude

To mark the opening of our new Yoga Studio at the Acanthus Golf Centre in Tingley near Leeds, we’re running a free yoga open day on Saturday September 26th 2015 running from 11am to 4pm. This is an ideal way for those looking to learn more about Dru Yoga, perhaps try a short session and more…

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Find the fire in your belly

We’ve moved up now, in our exploration of the chakras, to our 3rd chakra, the fire centre, Manipura. This chakra is linked to our solar plexus, which can be a little misleading when it comes to it’s position. Our physical solar plexus can be found where the rib cage arches up. I know that other more…

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Still waters run deep

“Still waters run deep” is a phrase which for me sums up the second, or sacral chakra. Svadisthana, is all about emotions and attachments, often deep seated and we never really know what’s down there until we start stirring the ocean. It will come as no surprise to you that this chakra is associated with more…

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Focus on your base chakra and walk your talk

Just being

Let’s have a look then at each of the 7 main chakras in more detail, starting with the base or root chakra, mooladhara, to give it its correct name. As you might have guessed from it’s name, mooladhara sits right at the base of your spine, providing firm energetic foundations, just as the coccyx and more…

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What is a Chakra and what do they do for me?

For my next series of blogs I thought I might unravel some of the mystery around Chakras. They are currently a fashionable theme, popping up in magazine articles, self help books and even providing the inspiration for modern jewellery collections (Thomas Sabo & Pandora both have chakra themed pieces). I have to be honest, the more…

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A lesson in letting go

Supported shoulder stand

In my last blog, I talked about some of the lessons I have learned whilst injured and in particular about the quality of acceptance. In this blog I’m going to think about the quality of being able to let go, a lesson that didn’t come quite so easily to me! I don’t really believe in more…

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Acceptance, acceptance, acceptance

Dru Publications

As you know, I have recently had my arm in pot. I’ve been “lucky” (worked hard though!) and healed quickly. I have to be honest I could have done without it, but as I always like to find a silver lining, the experience has had much to teach me. In my next 2 blogs I’d more…

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Move yourself out of back pain.

Strap work

When I’m teaching I love my students to engage with me. I like to know how you’re getting on with the postures, so I check in a lot with you. It was during one of these interactions that a great comment came out, which I’d like to share. I had asked the class to move more…

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