#stopdropandbreathe: Top-Up your Stillness

So far this year I have been frequently reminded of the need to take time to stop and breathe. To make time for gratitude and love in our busy schedules. To top-up the stillness within, that can carry us through the hardest of times.

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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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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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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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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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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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