Posts tagged yoga teacher
8 limbs of yoga for modern life: Ahimsa

If you’ve been practising yoga for a while now, or are a regular student of mine you will know that the practise of yoga is so much more than the physical ‘asana’ or postures which we practice in the studio every week. You may also know that the practice of yoga is actually made up of 8 ‘limbs’ or ‘ways of living’ which guide us towards yoga as a full holistic practice, rather than just a physical workout.

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I Should Go Do Yoga...for Seniors

If you're of a more mature age then the likelihood is someone, whether it be a health professional, family member or friend, has probably told you you 'should' be doing yoga. It's all very well them saying that, and you knowing that yoga carries many health benefits as you start to approach the later years (such as improving flexibility and joint strength, balance, stability as well as reducing blood pressure, anxiety, respiratory difficulties and keeping the mind active and sharp) but the thought of walking into a class full of 20-30 somethings wearing lycra just doesn't appeal...am I right?Well here's where I come in. I've compiled 6 easy postures which you can practice at home which can form the start of your yoga practice.

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Ask the yogi: interview with James Loeffler

In the second in the 'ask the yogi' interview series I'm delighted to introduce James Loeffler, San Antonio, TX-based yogi who also happened to be my super-ace base during our Acro Yoga Elemental Immersion at the Yoga Barn in Bali with Daniela Garza Rios and Carlos Romero. James is currently in Germany completing his Acro Yoga Teacher Training and is testament to what the combination of yoga and weight training can achieve...

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Ask the yogi: interview with Rafal Fratczak

I'm very excited to introduce the first of our 'ask the yogi' series of interviews with yoga teachers from around the world. Each month we'll be asking these fantastic souls from all walks of life about their yoga journey and their advice for those new to the practice. This month features the fabulous Rafal Frątczak...

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Progress in Yoga: What to Expect

If you’re an Instagrammer you’ll likely have seen the hundreds of beautiful ‘progress update’ photos from some of the most followed Instagram-yogis out there. But what about the rest of us? The ‘normal’ yoga practitioners, (and I mean ‘normal’ in the loose way it is generally used, none of us are actually normal and that’s a wonderful thing) but what can we expect in the way of progress in our practice, and how should we measure it?

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10 Ways to Use a Yoga Block to Enhance Your Practice

I am a huge advocate of the humble yoga block. These simple foam (or cork, wood or bamboo if you’re fancy) blocks can transform your practice, not just as a beginner, but as an advanced practitioner also.Here are my top ten ways you beginners and intermediates can use blocks to enhance your practice and reap the benefits!

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Yoga FAQs

If you’ve never done yoga, or are just starting out, you probably have loads of questions about the practice that maybe you’re too shy to ask your teacher, or maybe you don’t yet have a teacher to ask? I’ve put together my top frequently asked questions for those new to yoga, hopefully you’ll find the answer you’ve been looking for!

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5 Reasons You Should Do Intensive Yoga Teacher Training in India

So, you’ve decided you want to become a yoga teacher, or maybe just deepen your own personal practice? There are thousands of yoga teacher training courses out there and it can be a daunting task trying to decide not only which school is right for you, but where, and what type of course you want to do.Here are 5 reasons why I would recommend doing an intensive yoga teacher training course in India over a longer course back home in the UK.

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