Easy Yoga to Ease Back Pain at Home or in the Office

Man types on a Mac laptop in a cafe. Find relief for computer related back pain with yoga.

Do you have back pain?

If you do, you are not alone. Approximately 80% of us suffer from back pain at one point in our lives or another so I am going to take a punt that many of you will have had to, or will in the future, deal with this problem.

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Three Stretches to Shrug off Your Shoulder Pain

A stretch using a yoga strap

Ouch! Are your neck and shoulders starting to ache? Do you have that nagging shoulder pain again? Have you spent hours staring at a screen, typing furiously? Noticed that your back is hunched, shoulders rounded, chest squeezed?

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How to Ease Back Pain Without Leaving Your Office Chair

Using Camel Pose, aka Ustrasana, to ease back pain in your (office) chair

Sitting down all day in the office can create a humped upper back as we lean over keyboards and stare at computer screens. We scrunch up in the middle and get a droop in the shoulders, leading to aching, stiff spines and quite often fully-fledged back pain.

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Yoga Tool Kit for Christmas

It’s the night before Christmas and nothing in the house is stirring…except for you wrapping presents, the grandparents arriving, the kids running around with their stockings…

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Flowing (Christmas) Tree

Dru Yoga Flowing Tree pose filmed in the mountains of Andalucia, Spain

“Remember, Christmas is a holiday not a deadline!”. This made me chuckle when it appeared in my Facebook timeline a few days ago. Whether you find this the season to be jolly, or the season to be a bit fraught, then there is one yoga pose that will suit you – Flowing (Christmas) Tree!

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Addicted to stress?

"Every now and then go away, have a little relaxation, for when you return to your work your judgement will be surer" (Leonardo Da Vinci)

Are you addicted to stress? Do you jump from one challenge to the next, filling every inch of your calendar? Is your workplace fuelled by caffeine and deadlines?

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How to Use Yoga to Cope with a Bad Day

Slow sign on the road with shadow of person doing Tree posture

Do you ever have one of those days where you are tired, a bit stressed but generally OK until someone pushes into you on the tube, or the traffic on your way to work is terrible, or someone sends you a really annoying email (or all of these things in one go)?

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Why You Should be Bovvered About Being Flexible

One of the most common reasons I hear for not going to yoga is ‘I can’t do yoga, I’m not flexible’. So let’s debunk that right off – being flexible is not a requirement for doing yoga, it is a benefit of doing yoga!

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A Cow Walks Into A Yoga Studio…

A himalayan cow

Well no, not my yoga studio but one being used by my friend and fellow Dru Yoga teacher Sylvie More. Now she is teaching in the Himalayas, and her yoga ‘studio’ is a patch of grass outside, but it was still rather unexpected!

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Do you yoga at home?

Slow sign on the road with shadow of person doing Tree posture

The Dru Yoga Earth Sequence is one of the most popular things I teach in my classes. You guys love the flow, the synchronisation of the breath and movement and how the repetition allows the mind to calm down.

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