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Balance is more than just physical balance!

Here’s a leading question – do you have good work / life balance? People often tell me that they’re so busy they don’t even know what work / life balance means, let alone achieve it, and yet I would argue that it is one of the most important keys to good health. In my last more…

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Are you in the right side of your brain?

Here’s a little something for you to try …. close off 1 of your nostrils with your thumb and see how easy it is to breathe through the other, now swap sides, do you find 1 of your nostrils is more dominant, easier to breathe through? Try it again in 2 hours and unless there’s more…

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Bring strength and stability into your life

In the 3rd of my blogs about balance, I thought I would look at the importance of muscles to help us stay upright.  Posture is a great reflection of how we balance. In our classes we spend time, every lesson, getting you stand correctly, in Tadasana (the mountain pose). We guide you through your body, more…

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Balance – use it or lose it!

“Use it or lose it” is a great saying and never more true than when we think about our ability to balance. Watch children playing, they are constantly challenging their balance reflex and considering the amount of risks they take kids actually fall (and injure themselves badly) very little. As we get older though we more…

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We want to help you sparkle!

The Archer

Happy New Year! For my first post of the year I want to celebrate that wonderful feeling that comes with the new year…a fresh start, a clean slate; like starting a new school exercise book, full of promise and hope.   It’s the time of year for reflection and letting go of the past (see more…

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Wishing you a very merry and healthy Christmas

For my final blog of the year, I thought I would leave you with my festive season survival kit – yoga focussed on keeping you healthy this Christmas. If you’ve been at classes the last couple of weeks you will be familiar with the practises, so I hope this will just remind you of some more…

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Balancing acts

Balancing postures are one of my favourite groups of yoga postures to practice and I know many of you love them too. There are many benefits to practicing balances, and we try to put some sort of balance in every class, though they can be a challenge. You probably find too, that sometimes your balance more…

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Ouch! Cramp!

It’s the dead of night… one minute you’re sound asleep…the next you’re hopping around the bedroom in agony…you’ve got cramp…ouch…and you just know that for days now you’re going to feel that ache in your muscle and dare hardly move for fear it will cramp again! Sound familiar? Many of us suffer with cramp. It’s more…

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Stay tip top this autumn

Well, we are definitely into Autumn now. The clocks have gone back, the leaves are falling, there’s a cool nip in the air and I’m back in thermals. According to Ayervedic wisdom Autumn is a dry, cool, erratic and windy season. This has an obvious affect on nature but you might have also noticed the “Air” element more…

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Yoga for a healthy Autumn

Autumn definitely seems to have arrived this morning, here at Inside Out HQ! So it felt timely to share with you some of the yoga we’ll be practicing in our weekly classes during this transitional season. Autumn can be a busy time, back to school or work after the summer holidays, new fitness regimes as more…

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