Browsing Tag Yoga Benefits

All that we are is a result of what we have thought

The Archer

  In my 4th and final installment of my blogs on how yoga can help you manage your weight, I want to focus on the power of the mind and how specific yoga techniques can change our mindset to one of positivity. Dru Yoga has some great techniques for giving us the energy and the more…

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Yoga to nourish your tummy

Here’s the third blog in my series about using yoga to help you maintain a healthy weight. This time I’m going to look at how our yoga practice encourages us to make helpful food choices. I am not a nutritionist or dietician, and I am not going to tell you what to eat. There’s plenty more…

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Relax and lose weight!

Corpse pose

If you’ve been doing all those lovely Goddess poses I suggested for home practice in my last blog, you are probably going to be thrilled that the next yoga practice I’m going to recommend for weight loss is …. savasana, our lovely relaxation pose ! Yes, really. Relax and lose weight! “Even if you usually more…

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Yoga poses for managing weight

Goddess Posture

One of the most common well-being goals you’ve been telling us about, this new year, is a desire to lose some weight and tone up. So many people in fact have been asking how yoga can help them achieve this goal that I thought I would make the subject of the next couple of blogs. more…

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The power of silence

Just being

As some of you know, I’ve been lucky enough to spend a few days of this new year away on a meditation retreat, at the Dru centre in Snowdonia. It was a wonderful opportunity and I came away feeling refreshed and rejuvenated, ready for the year ahead. I’ve had a lot of questions asking me more…

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Wrinkle free yoga

Happy New Year! I promised you last time that I would share some ancient yogic wisdom for staying wrinkle free and these ideas are certainly cheaper than Botox! My number one choice for anti-aging yoga is the Lion posture (Simhasana). This is definitely one to be done in the privacy of your own home (or more…

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Filling the well….and wishing you all a merry Christmas

Relax and calm your way to sleep

 I know you were expecting a blog on yoga’s answer to anti-wrinkle cream, which, I promise will be the next one, but I really felt I wanted to blog today about staying healthy at this busy time, and there seems to be a lot of winter bugs to fight off at the moment. Winter is more…

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You’re as young as your spine.

There’s an old adage about aging, something on the lines of  “You’re as young as your spine and as healthy as your stomach”. Well I can’t think of any better tool for looking after your back and tummy (and many other things besides !) than yoga. So, today, I am writing about some practical postures more…

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Happy birthday to me ….

Balance

It’s my birthday today, hooray, I love birthdays! Yes, I know, a birthday marks another year passed, and I’m another year older and I love birthdays! Whilst I’m not overly thrilled about that side of things, I am still grateful to be here and the birthday will happen whether I choose to be miserable and ignore more…

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Never regret your old age…

“Never regret your old age – it’s a privilege denied to many”, I’ve no idea who said these wise words but I do like them. I’ve been thinking a lot about old age recently and thought in my next series of blogs I’d share some yogic and not so yogic thoughts on the aging process, more…

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