Join my Facebook group and put your self-care first

“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare” – Audre Lorde

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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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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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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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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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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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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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My path to Dru Yoga: a 10 year anniversary

This September the world will remember the terrible events of September 11 2001 as we mark its 10th anniversary. But September 11 2011 will also mark a personal anniversary for me. 10 years ago, when I was just 23, I developed Shingles in my face …

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