YOGA BLOG

Dru Yoga teacher Isabel Carter started practising yoga regularly 30 years ago and has been teaching Dru Yoga and Meditation full time for 20 years. She has been teaching others to be Dru Yoga teachers since 2006.

Through these blog posts, Isabel shares her insights regarding diet and nutrition, exercise, yoga and meditation to help you keep your sparkle. 

Please enjoy, share and contribute her posts where you can.

 
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Relax and lose weight!

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 Resting in savasana ! Yes, really. Relax and lose weight! “Even if you usually eat well and exercise, chronic high stress can prevent you from losing weight—or even add pounds,” according to Pamela Peeke, MD, author of Body for Life

Let go and relax your way to a good night’s sleep

Try relaxation techniques to help you sleep Hopefully, since my last post you’ve been checking in with yourself and moving your body to burn off those stress hormones. Now I’m going to look at ways of relaxing, preparing yourself for a great night’s sleep with some restorative Dru Yoga practices. Before bed is not the time to be practicing dynamic sun sequences! This is the time for the more gentle flowing moon sequence (chandra namaskara) to enhance feelings of calm, tranqui

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 for a snooze! The idea of relaxation is to let the mind and body lay in perfect stillness but not to nod off, tempting though that is! I’ve mentioned a couple of tim

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 master pose. Savasana (corpse pose or relaxation) is often undervalued, but I hope that by the end of this blog all you’ll want to do is lay down and relax! Now, I’ve been around

The 5 Minute Energy Boost

Savasana or Corpse Pose 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 main benefits our existing students tell us they get from our sessions. So I thought it might be useful if this week I shared with you my fa