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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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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The Migraine Beating, Brain Balancing Breath

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Alternate Nostril Breath (Nadi Shodhan) is a simple and safe yogic breathing technique which helps to balance the two hemispheres of the brain.

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How Yoga Transforms Your Body

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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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Welcome to Lucyoga TV!

Are you going to miss yoga over Christmas? Well, don’t worry because I have launched my YouTube channel just in time for you to tune in over the holiday. Subscribe to LucyogaTV now

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Hum like a bee to reduce stress and balance your immune system

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Brahmari Breath

As autumn descends it’s not just our heating we need to switch on but also our immune systems. We are about to be bombarded with cold and flu germs. Add to that the end of the holiday season, meaning more work, and most likely, more stress, and you can see why people start to dread the change of seasons.

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I teach slow yoga

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London is fast. Everything moves quickly – people dart from work to pleasure, fuelled by caffeine and the latest superfood smoothie. We walk fast, we cycle fast, we run down the escalator and push past people to get on the tube, we jaywalk and jump red lights. We even try to drive fast, although that is usually futile.

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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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