Breathe Easy Yoga

Would you like to improve your breathing? Most of us could have better breathing habits and, when you think about how important our breath is to our health we should all really try to improve. This video shows 2 exercises that can help to strengthen the diaphragm – our main muscle used for breathing. ByContinue reading “Breathe Easy Yoga”

Yoga to Strengthen Your Core

Here’s a 15 minute set of yoga exercises to help you to strengthen your core. The exercises progress from gentle cycling movements of the legs to twisting movements and then scissoring the legs in the air. All 3 movements are done from the ‘Semi Supine’ position which is lying on your back with your kneesContinue reading “Yoga to Strengthen Your Core”

Yoga to Tone the Thighs

If you find that your thighs are a bit ‘jangly’ and wobbly, why not do a couple of yoga postures to help strengthen and tone them up? This is a very short practice using 2 yoga poses. Take care of your joints – ankles, knees and hips – don’t over work them or push intoContinue reading “Yoga to Tone the Thighs”

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”