Don’t let negativity drain your energy!

With such misery in the news all around us it’s easy to be down in the mouth, frustrated and moany. Not only does this make us difficult company, but it depletes our prana (life force or energy). Try your best to look on the bright side and accept that life has its ups and downsContinue reading “Don’t let negativity drain your energy!”

Let’s Get A Move On

Moderate cardiovascular exercise such as walking, flowing yoga or dancing is proven to prime our immune systems. Just 30 minutes a day of movement that increases your heart rate has been shown to reduce the risk of catching a cold – so even though the temperatures have dropped don’t miss out, GET A MOVE ON.Continue reading “Let’s Get A Move On”

Have strength and courage to stand still

It’s not often these days that we have the opportunity to stand still. So many thoughts overwhelm us – guilt that we ‘should’ be doing something all the time. ‘Multi tasking’ even – doing two or three things at the same time. Being addicted to activity is just like any other addiction; the more weContinue reading “Have strength and courage to stand still”

Strengthen Your Back #1 – Deb’s Daily Yoga

Here’s a short yoga sequence to do every day to help strengthen your back. If you have ever suffered with back ache you’ll know that it can make life a real misery. So, why not try 15 minutes a day for a week and see if it makes a difference? Where does back ache comeContinue reading “Strengthen Your Back #1 – Deb’s Daily Yoga”

Understanding Your Own Breath

Sitting still and simply observing your own breath or working with a Pranayama (Ujjayi – for example) are calming exercises that will help you to get to know your breath. Simple practices such as these help to relax us – body and mind –  a relaxed body breathes better; a relaxed mind thinks clearer. I’dContinue reading “Understanding Your Own Breath”

A bit of me time

Nurturing yourself is time well spent – we feel so much better and can spread some of that happiness to our loved ones. Not nurturing ourselves brings the exact opposite… “Many people have sacrificed themselves for others, thinking when they sacrifice themselves they are being a good person. Wrong! To sacrifice yourself can only comeContinue reading “A bit of me time”

Holiday Reading

I know it’s usual to read a trashy novel while you are on your holibobs… But maybe this year try something new? Why not settle down to a bit of yoga reading? You never know you might find it motivates you to do a bit of summer yoga.   My trusty yoga bible – ifContinue reading “Holiday Reading”

8 anti-aging benefits of regular yoga practice

Age means nothing in yoga. Our bodies, if kept healthy and happy will go on and on, it’s something that even scientists are coming to agree with. The practice of yoga doesn’t have to take over your life, make you eat vegetarian or grow your hair long. Whilst there are some things that improve with ageContinue reading “8 anti-aging benefits of regular yoga practice”

Weekly Yoga Classes – September 2018

This year our yoga classes will revolve around the theme of OPPOSITES. This concept was used widely in yogic literature to help us understand ourselves and the world in which we live. Our first pair of opposites will be BIG and small. As always with Hatha yoga we begin with the physical body and usingContinue reading “Weekly Yoga Classes – September 2018”

Stretch & Relax – September 2018

In this year’s Stretch & Relax classes we’ll be taking a tour around the body seeing how each part feels for us on a personal level and also how improvements with one area can often alleviate issues in others… We will begin with our FEET which form the foundation o f our standing postures andContinue reading “Stretch & Relax – September 2018”