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Is Yoga enough to Keep you Fit?

Sometimes people want to know whether Yoga in itself is enough to keep you physically fit or whether you need to do other activities as well. To answer the question I looked for a definition of physical fitness and found … Continue reading

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What sort of Yoga am I practising?

I have just come back from a couple of weeks in lovely, rural Pembrokeshire -staying in an old, converted dairy with our own resident bat -but that’s another story! While I was away I got to go to some yoga … Continue reading

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Relaxation -the most Challenging part of Yoga?

Sometimes in yoga magazines people  are asked  their favourite yoga pose and often the answer is a strong posture such as head stand or arm balance or something that looks pretty impressive. Surprisingly  enough, especially when you first start yoga, … Continue reading

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Making Excuses

“It’s not enough to be busy; so are the ants. The question is: what are we busy about?” ~Henry David Thoreau People often come to yoga classes for a specific reason-perhaps a health related condition they want to improve such … Continue reading

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Taking advantage of the Summer Weather

This week the weather has been so lovely I have been practising yoga outside. On Monday I went to teach a regular session  at a private house in a Suffolk village and was lucky enough to be invited to hold … Continue reading

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Is Meditation worth it?

‘What lies behind us and what lies before us are small matters compared to what lies within us.’  (Ralph Waldo Emerson) There are so many benefits of meditation -both physical and mental: decreasing tension related pain and illness; improving sleep; … Continue reading

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Counting your Blessings

This weekend I helped my daughter book a short hotel break in Amsterdam for her birthday. We looked at all the usual websites and each time we thought we had found the perfect place to stay, we discovered something wrong … Continue reading

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Do you have to be Slim to do Yoga?

There are a lot of myths about yoga: that you have to be flexible to do it, that it’s only for women, that once you reach a certain age you can’t do it.. One myth about yoga is that only … Continue reading

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A Breathing Practice for Stress

It has been quite a stressful week one way and another. At times we all feel stressed and anxious and need a little help to relax. Yoga is wonderful for helping reduce stress and tension and there are a host … Continue reading

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A Meditation Practice

With the terrible events and violence that have been  in the news recently, it frankly feels a bit trivial to be writing a blog at all. So I thought I would share with you a meditation practice taken from an … Continue reading

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