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Can Yoga Make my Bad Back Worse?

People start yoga for lots of different reasons, including wanting help with a specific need – improving posture, reducing stress,  developing flexibility and so on- and  very often they find yoga really helps and, as a result, become yoga devotees. Many people … Continue reading

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Developing a Home Yoga Practice

You definitely get more out of yoga if you can do some home practice between classes, but often- even with the best intentions- life and other people get in the way. So here are a few tips which I have … Continue reading

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Do you have to be a Veggie to practise Yoga?

B. K. S. Iyengar renowned yoga teacher and guru who died in 2014 at the age of 95   believed that a vegetarian diet is a ‘necessity’ to the practice of yoga. It is certainly true that lots of people who … Continue reading

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Stepping out of our Comfort Zone

This week I had an experience which I was not looking forward to and which took me out of my comfort zone. I had made up my mind a few weeks ago that I should start to embrace new technology … Continue reading

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Does Yoga Strengthen your Core?

Last week someone who attends my Beginners yoga class was asking me about whether yoga develops core strength. Yoga is holistic and yoga teachers don’t tend to think of muscle groups in isolation , so my immediate, slightly defensive  reaction … Continue reading

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Oh! My Aching Head!

Many years ago before I started practising  yoga I used to suffer from headaches. They could be a daily occurrence and at times they were so bad that they tipped over into the excrutiating pain and sickness of migraine, which … Continue reading

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Can I Keep my Socks on ?

  When people first decide to start yoga they often ask what they should wear for their practice and they can find it off putting that yoga is usually practised in bare feet. However if you can get over the … Continue reading

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No Competition Needed

One of the differences between Yoga and other forms of exercise which people often mention is the fact that Yoga is non competitive.  It is commonly described as being ‘process oriented’ as opposed to goal focussed and, as a result, … Continue reading

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The Joys of Walking Gracefully

I was interested to read in a newspaper article recently that a new law against “distracted walking” was being considered in New Jersey USA, which could mean that a pedestrian using a mobile phone can be fined and even jailed. … Continue reading

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Multi tasking- a National Pastime?

Nowadays it seems as if multitasking is the norm. We grab a sandwich or a coffee on the go,  while working, checking emails or  texting. We check texts and emails compulsively while talking on the phone or ‘having a conversation’ … Continue reading

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