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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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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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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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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Be Your Own Valentine

Valentines Day. I have always tended to ignore it, brushing it aside as a ploy to sell tacky cards, over-priced chocolates and to fill mediocre restaurants with swooning couples.

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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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