DIY Yoga Bolster (zero waste, with no sewing and 100% recycled materials!)

A homemade zero waste yoga bolster next to a shop bought version

My yoga bolster is my favourite piece of yoga equipment. I adore it. It gets used every single day for simple restorative yoga postures and meditation. And in the winter it doubles up as a draft excluder – I have a small house, I have to be practical ðŸ˜‚!

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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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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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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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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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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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Do you yoga at home?

Slow sign on the road with shadow of person doing Tree posture

The Dru Yoga Earth Sequence is one of the most popular things I teach in my classes. You guys love the flow, the synchronisation of the breath and movement and how the repetition allows the mind to calm down.

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I teach slow yoga

Slow sign on the road with shadow of person doing Tree posture

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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