Archive for the 'Yoga Blog' Category

Stopping to Smell the Roses

Recently, I attended a day long retreat celebrating the festival of Lughnasa (named after Lugh the God of the Sun, Light and Harvest). Lughnasa is a Celtic festival which marks the transition between the Summer and Autumn, the harvest season. It was a time when people would gather and...

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3 Yoga Tips to Help Stay Calm this Christmas

Christmas is a wonderful time but it’s also a busy and sometimes stressful time. More than ever, yoga can be enormously helpful in keeping us sane! Here are a couple of tips to help make a bit of time for your yoga practise during the Christmas holidays. Breathe  When...

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Yoga and Flexibility

When I started practicing yoga, one of my main objectives was to become more flexible. And now that I’m teaching yoga, I often have students tell me the reason they want to practice yoga is to increase their flexibility.  I’ve also met a lot of people who say they...

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Thinking of Attending your 1st Yoga Class?

So, you’re thinking of signing up for a yoga class? What you need to know… What to Wear? There’s no yoga uniform. But wear something you find comfortable to move in, such as leggings and a tee shirt. I recommend 2 layers, so you can remove one as you...

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Yoga for Insomnia

Yoga Breathing Exercises (Pranayama) to Help with Insomnia Did you know that at any given time 45% of us are sleep deprived! Back in the 1960’s we slept on average for 9 hours a night. Today that has reduced to 6.5 hours. It’s just not enough. Not getting sufficient...

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Exercising in Pregnancy – Why yoga is a good choice

Exercising in Pregnancy – Why yoga is a good choice Ok, so for a lot of us, our energy levels are considerably lower while pregnant than when not! But if you can muster up the strength and roll out your mat, your body will thank you for it. A...

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