Hip Openers to relieve backache

Hip openers! You know, some backache can be down to tension held in the front of the body? Sitting for long periods encourages postural misalignment and so the back muscles weaken. This sequence of opening postures help stretch the front … Continued

Yoga and Ayurveda Afternoon Delight

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Thank you to all the wonderful yogis and yoginis who joined us, on Sunday 5th March, for an afternoon exploring yoga and Ayurvedic principles to enhance the healing qualities of our practice. We learnt so much about our Doshas – … Continued

Chair Yoga for 2nd and 3rd trimester

Standing postures are great for strength, balance and circulation but as baby grows these postures can feel uncomfortable.  The weight of the belly can make the legs feel heavy. Try using a chair for support with some simple modifications for … Continued

Gentle Yoga for pregnant moms

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Antenatal Yoga – Here’s a gentle sequence to mobilise and stabilise the spine. Great if you’re feeling tight and in need of some core support. 1. On all fours align hands under shoulders and knees under hips. Inhale and draw navel … Continued

Nature or nurture?

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This is my ‘Squished Pose’! Ha ha ok, it’s really  #upavishtakonasana – wide angle forward stretch. But here’s a question…nature or nurture? We’re not all born with the same anatomy. Subtle differences can make significant impact in our range of … Continued

Standing for Strength

Aside from drinking lots of warm tea to see us through the winter months, our practice has focused particularly on strength and flexibility.  I always incorporate a strong standing sequence to warm us up, ground our energy and prepare us … Continued

Ginger, lemon, honey tea tonic

Are you still fighting off a nasty cough or cold? Having had so many of my class participants poorly with terrible coughs and colds, I felt we needed a yoga supplement, to help boost our immune system.  Last week, we enjoyed a … Continued

Spring Spritz Your Home With Aromatherapy Oils

Dare I say it…but it looks as if Spring might just be here in the UK? This weekend the sun was shining, people were smiling and with a ‘spring’ in my step I threw open the windows, let in the … Continued

Yoga for kids and Teens

Motivating our kids to stay active and exercise can be quite a job! With child obesity a global concern, coupled with the excessive use of the internet, computer games and mobile phones, our children are in danger of effecting their … Continued

Is yoga the answer to our mental health problems?

Why is yoga good for our mental health? I believe it’s the cognitive nature of yoga that makes it such an effective tool for our mental health. Of course, the guidance of your GP is imperative but in terms of … Continued