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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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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#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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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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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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The Migraine Beating, Brain Balancing Breath

Trees in blossom at Hackney Marshes

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

A bee sitting on a flower

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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