Posts tagged yoga tips
I Should Go Do Yoga....To Boost My Mood

FINALLY spring has sprung and the sunshine & blue skies are helping to keep my energy up…but it hasn’t been that way for the last few weeks. I don’t know about you, but my mood has been all over the place, so I have put together my favourite yoga postures for when I’m feeling a little bit grumpy, or down in the dumps. Because, let’s face it, the sun doesn’t always shine, and sometimes we need a little helping hand.

I highly recommend practising these while blasting out your favourite tunes…

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I Should Go Do Yoga….To Prep for Headstand

Ahhh headstand, the king of postures. There are a lot of elements which go into a good headstand; not least of which is learning how to face your fear of being upside down. However, once you’ve built the right strength in the shoulders & the core, the rest should come with time & practice. Here are my top prep-poses for headstand; practice these daily to build up the strength & muscle-memory required. Scroll down to the bottom to see some do’s & don’ts for when you progress into the final posture!

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I Should Go Do Yoga...For Runners

Whether you’ve been running for ages, or have put a couch to 5k on your 2019 resolutions list, it’s no secret that the hobby can leave you with tired, tight muscles, without the right warm-up & cool down. Incorporating yoga into your routine, both immediately before/after a run, and on your off-days, will help keep the muscles and fascia supple & healthy to keep you running for longer!

Here are my favourite yoga routines/postures suitable for all levels of runner!

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I Should Go Do Yoga....For When You're Under the Weather

Whether it’s a winter head cold or just a few too many mulled wines at the office party, ‘tis the season to feel pretty crappy sometimes. The contrast of the cold weather with indoor heating mixed with a little over-indulgence is a recipe for headaches, fever, nausea, aches and pains, so I have put together some of my favourite postures to practise at home when I’m feeling under the weather (ahem…hungover).

Grab yourself a block, if you have one (if not, a thick book will do) and a bolster or big sofa cushion/a few pillows, get into your comfies and get ready to breathe the pain away!

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How to Make the Most of Your Yoga Practice

Yoga is first and foremost an individual practice. This means that everyone in a yoga class is experiencing different levels of challenge and discomfort at any one time, they will have differing strengths, different thoughts and feelings arising from each posture, and everyone will deal with that experience differently.

This means that while in a studio class you might have the guidance of your teacher, it is still your responsibility to take what you can from the class and make the most of your practice. This is even more true when practising at home, either free-flowing or following a video. To help, I’ve rounded up my top tips for really reaping the benefits of your practice

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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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