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 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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Mentally Fit: How Yoga Looks After Your Mind

Many people come to yoga because of its excellent ability to improve all-over fitness, strength and flexibility, and recent research has shown that you don’t even need to get really sweaty to get fit with yoga – slow, restorative yoga can have a marked impact on weight loss and cardiovascular health.

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Be Your Own Valentine

Valentines Day. I have always tended to ignore it, brushing it aside as a ploy to sell tacky cards, over-priced chocolates and to fill mediocre restaurants with swooning couples.

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And…breathe!

The word ‘yoga’ means to ‘yoke’ or ‘unite’. By uniting movement and breath, we really start to see how the benefits our yoga practice can spill into our daily lives. Breathing properly improves our health, increases energy, reduces stress and greatly improves sporting performance.

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Dru Yoga and healthy backs

Dru Yoga is amazing for maintaining a healthy, pain free back. It was one of the main reasons that I became a Dru Yoga teacher. I have had both acute and chronic back pain since I was 16 and it is a big part of my family history, with severe back …

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It’s never the wrong time to make time for yoga

Making time. Wouldn’t that be good, if we could make time? We could fit in all the things we want to do in a week! When your life gets busy what’s the first ‘good for you’ thing to go? Do you start eating your lunch at your desk? Do you miss your …

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