Can’t sleep, won’t sleep? Yoga can help!

Can't Sleep, Won't Sleep? Tips for insomnia and bad sleep

Insomina is a brutal condition. Sleep is beautiful, restorative and, all too often in modern life, an indulgence. And those who are getting too little sleep will know only too well how hard life becomes without it. Sleep can be torn away from us f…

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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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Yoga, What is it Good For?

Lucyoga class doing Tree pose on a rooftop in Peckham, London

When yoga does more than just help you touch your toes…

There’s no denying that yoga has had a surge of popularity of late. Certainly, over the years I’ve been teaching I’m seeing more and more people are regularly practising yoga, which is amazing.

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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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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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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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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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