Posts tagged yoga
How To Take Your Yoga Practice To The Next Level

If you’ve been practising yoga for a while, either on your own at home or at a public studio you might have reached the point where you’re ready to step up. Maybe it’s to graduated from the level 1 or beginners’ class to a level 2 or intermediate, or maybe it’s just that you’re feeling like you’re ready to get something more from the practice.

There are lots of ways to enhance your practice, that DON’T involve forcing yourself into the splits, or risking injury from pushing yourself into harder postures.

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Christmas Gift Guide 2018: for the yogi in your life

Well hello there friends! Can you believe it’s that time of year again already? If present-buying panic is starting to set in and you’ve no idea what to buy for the yogi in your life then panic no further! I’ve got you covered with my comprehensive guide, leaving you more time to relax and enjoy the season!

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Creating Your Vision & Setting Goals for the Future

It’s that time of the year; Autumn equinox has just passed and as the weather turns it’s a time to look back and evaluate how far we’ve come this year and set some final intentions for the final few months of 2018. As I look back over my achievements and developments in the last 9 months, it got me thinking about goals, and the merits, and downfalls of living a goal-oriented life.

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Cheap Ways to Practice Self-Care

I'm a great believer that the biggest pleasures in life are free....the smell of the air just before a thunderstorm on a hot summer day, the first sip of your morning coffee, the feeling of clean sheets, the warmth of the sun on your face or the sound of someone you love laughing....the list goes on! The practice of yoga helps us to become more aware of those little things in life which make it so special, helping us to find pleasure and happiness in the every day.

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Types of Meditation To Try Today

There are many different types of meditation you can try, but they all focus around the same principal; directing your mind's focus towards something in particular. Think of it as a work-out for the mind. The more we practice controlling where the mind wanders to, the easier it will be to do that when we really need to. Here are a few ideas for you when you're starting out. This is by no means an extensive list, but just a few that I've tried and have worked for me!

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Lessons from Yoga: Self-Awareness

Whenever I meet people who are in to yoga I usually always hear the same thing: “I started yoga to be more flexible / get fitter / stronger / lose weight, but I can’t believe it’s changed my life in so many other ways!” It’s a common story that you come to yoga for the physical benefits, and stay for the mental ones but what does this actually mean, and what can you expect if you’re a complete newcomer to the practice? In this post I’ll be looking at one of my favourite ‘by-products’ of yoga; self-awareness, and how what we learn in our yoga class can help us off the mat!

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How to Improve Your Physical (and therefore mental) Balance

For many adults, balance is hard. I’m talking about actual, physical balance, on one leg, for example. While it might be true that mental/emotional/conceptual life balance is hard too, I want to talk firstly about the body. If you already have a yoga practice, or know a bit about how yoga works, then you’ll know that working the body has a knock-on affect on the mind. The two are interlinked, and quite frankly, working the body is sometimes easier than working the mind, so we’ll start there.

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How To Kick Off Your Yoga Practice in 2018

The hangover's starting to wear off, you've had your last big feed before the 'resolutions' start tomorrow and all of a sudden that promise to start practising yoga becomes very daunting as January hits you square in the face. Here are my top tips for starting a yoga practice this year, and more importantly, continuing that practice long after the Christmas decorations are packed away.

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I Should Go Do Yoga...For Weightlifters

If you're a serious weightlifter, or cross-fit lover, then chances are you'll have been told at some point that you 'should do yoga' right? We all know it, but how often do you actually put that advice into action? If heading off to a yoga class after a session in the gym just isn't your style, I've put together a few simple postures you can do right there in the gym after or before your session without even blinking an eyelid.

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