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6 Ways Social Media Can Improve Your Yoga Practice

We’re all guilty of spending too much time on social media. Checking Instagram while we wait in line, surfing Facebook in bed, tweeting our every thought, sometimes it’s hard to pull ourselves away! All this screen time can take away from your yoga practice in some obvious ways. You’re starting at a screen when you […]

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Yoga Beginner? Don’t Make These 5 Mistakes

Watching yogis with the legs behind the head, staring at one point and breathing loudly…I was fascinated, intimidated and curious. Somehow, one day, I made it from my free weights area inside the room and now I am one of them. These days sweat dripping to my mat in the room around half dressed strangers […]

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Seven Easy Ways To Overcome Yoga Blockages

Do you sometimes look at a pose and feel “I’ll never be able to do that”? If we only focus on the result, as in an accomplished pose, we miss half the fun of seeing our own practice unfold. Yoga is a discipline that takes heaps of practice, an ounce of theory and yet more […]

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7 Advanced Teaching Tips Every Yoga Teacher Should Know

Why People Choose Yoga It can be ultimately frustrating when the new and inquisitive come to our classes for reasons that do not conform with our understanding, teaching and passion for the practice.  It is inevitable in 2014 that weight loss and conditioning are the initial aesthetic motivators that inspire women in particular to take […]

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How to Protect Yourself From Yoga Injuries

Ever since the publication two years ago of The Science of Yoga: The Risks and the Rewards by New York Times writer William Broad, the question has arisen:  Is yoga dangerous for your health? Let’s have a look at the largest study ever conducted about yoga.  This research led by Stephen Penman,investigated the practice of […]

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The Top 5 Tips For All Travelling Yogis

As I have just started on my adventure I thought I would post some tips on how to keep up a yoga practice while on the road for any reason. My inspiration? Having lived off bread, pasta and chips for the past few days whilst teaching yoga at a festival in Andorra and staying a […]

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The Top 5 Meditation Misconceptions

1. You’re supposed to think of ‘nothing’ When starting a meditation practice, it’s common to assume we’re supposed to have a completely silent and clear mind – and unless that happens, we‘re not doing it ‘properly’. Even those who have had some meditation experience may label any arising thoughts as ‘distractions’. Well, the truth is; those […]

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5 Simple Ways To Open The Throat Chakra

The throat chakra teaches us to speak our truth with clarity and respectfully listen to what other’s have to say. An unbalanced throat chakra makes us whisper, speak loud or speak for the sake of it. We might even feel like we can’t produce sound anymore. Physically it can cause problems such as throat soreness […]

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How To Make A Living From Teaching Yoga

After teaching my regulars at a health club in London, I ended the class reminding them, if they ever needed to ask me anything regarding their practice to come and approach me. I added that I may not always have the answers (you never stop learning, I’ll always be a yoga student) but at least I’d […]

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