No Way How Many! Which Type Of Yoga Should I Pick?

During my career in the health and fitness in industry I found it relatively simple prescribing the right style of training or advising on the right group fitness class. If it was weight loss with quick results I’d recommend a Body attack, aerobic or dance class. If an individual was looking for body definition I’d recommend a body pump, circuit or any […]

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What Makes You A True Yogi?

I recently came across an article that talked about how you’re not a yogi if you don’t have a home practice. And it made me think: Although I sometimes consider and call myself a yogi, a committed one if you will, I don’t always have a home practice. To be honest, there have been times […]

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Not Ready To Get All Yoga Weird And Start Chanting?

One of the wonderful things about yoga is that everyone who practices connects with it on different levels. For someone sitting in yoga classroom for the first time, chanting “om”, or bowing namaste might seem odd, or even intimidating. In reality, the spiritual element of yoga is completely optional, and a good yoga teacher will […]

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The Perfect Yoga Practice In Just 10 Minutes?

For those of you unfamiliar with the sun salutations, I’m not talking about some kind of tribal sun dance. The Sun Salutations, or ‘Suraya Namaskara’, is a section of asanas (poses) that flow by ‘vinyasa’ which refers to the coordination of movement and breath. There are a few set sequences (Classical Sun Salutation, Sun Sal […]

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Help!! My Tree Keeps Falling Over!

Vrkshasana, or the tree pose, is one of the iconic yoga postures. It is recognised by many who don’t practise yoga and certainly one of the postures that I aspired to as a beginner.  It is a standing balance that tones the abdominals and leg muscles and like some of the more advanced postures, you […]

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7 Powerful Reasons To Practice Backbends Every Day

1. They counter-pose the damaging actions we put our bodies through every day If you work at a computer, drive a car or are just the majority of the western world; chances are you’ve become accustomed to the habit of sitting for long periods of time with the shoulders rounded and chest collapsed, allowing tension […]

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7 Massively Important Poses For Cyclists and Runners

Why spinning (cycling) and running are brilliant exercises to do especially for cardiovascular and fat burning  benefits…BUT you do need YOGA too as these exercises overuse major muscles i.e. Hip flexors and hamstrings .. Also Yoga has the benefits of keeping the muscles around the joints strong and aligned which in turn protects the joints […]

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The Yoga Surfer – From Lawyer to Yogi VIDEO

Wow I am in awe of this video about change. Michael Fukumura was a government lawyer in Washington, D.C. and became a yoga instructor and then a surfing dude in San Diego. This is a wonderful story about his journey and why he left. Drop out or drop in? Its the kind of video that makes […]

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5 Easy Meditation Shortcuts For Curious Yogis

It’s not easy to learn meditation. Just as with any other new skill, you have to be patient with your progress and you need to practice diligently. Here are some important things you should know when you practice. You are not your mind Meditation is a valuable tool. It could very well be the most […]

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Fly Like An Eagle

When you try Eagle Pose or Garudasana you may feel you are tying yourself up in knots or playing a game of standing Twister where you cannot tell your left from your right, and rather than ‘fly’ effortlessly in the pose you feel like an eagle chick about to tumble from the nest. However this […]

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