Dru It Yourself: How To Simply Measure Your Hip-Width for Yoga

Measuring feet so they are hip-width apart for yoga and comfortable standing in daily life

Two easy ways to get your feet hip-width apart.

Hip-width apart feet is the basis of Mountain Posture, an incredibly comfortable standing position for yoga and daily life.

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Breathe to Reduce Stress… with Alternate Nostril Breath

Autumnal leaves float calmly on water. Find calm with yoga breathing

Breathe. You breathe all the time, right? But now I’ve mentioned it, I bet it feels a bit weird. Are you noticing your breathing, now I’ve drawn attention to it? How is it? Is it calm and steady? Short and fast?

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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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Cool Down: Yoga Breathing to Cope with Hot Weather

Condensation on a bottle of water

How to Use Yoga to Cool Down

Summer is lovely. 

But sometimes it just gets a bit too much, the heat, especially when commuting, is intense and it can fray even them calmest of tempers.

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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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VIDEO: Mountain Pose (in the Andalucian Mountains)

Relieve back pain, look taller, feel confident.

Mountain Pose, also known as Tadasana, is a Master Posture in yoga. Don’t be deceived by how simple it is, the benefits are magic!

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Ease your back pain at work

Cat is a very simple posture, so even when you don’t feel like doing yoga you can manage this one! It frees up the spine and works deeply on the core, as well as building muscle tone all along the spine. 

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