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The art of relaxation

Getting your body and mind to completely relax is not as easy are you might think. There are so many pressures in our everyday life, many people find it hard to ‘switch off’ from it all. Like any other worthwhile … Continue reading

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Yoga poses to help your hangover

We’ve all done it, had a few too many and woke the next day living with the consequences – a hangover. Instead of heading to the medicine cabinet for a cure you can opt for a healthier method, yoga! In … Continue reading

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Yoga for Seasonal Affective Disorder

 photo from jiannhughes.com With the nights starting to draw in, I thought it would be good to raise awareness of ‘SAD’ and to offer a possible solution. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a mood disorder subset in which people who … Continue reading

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The importance of proper breathing in Yoga

Breathing is an important element of yoga practice. If your breathing isn’t relaxed, your body can’t relax into the poses. If your body isn’t relaxed, your mind can’t relax. One of the five principles of yoga is Pranayama or breathing … Continue reading

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What are the chakras?

“Chakra” is a Sanskrit word literally meaning “spinning wheel.” Each chakra is associated with a certain part of the body and a certain organ which it provides with the energy it needs to function. Additionally, just as every organ in the human … Continue reading

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Today is international Yoga day – 21st June

Today is International Day of Yoga, as declared by the United Nations General Assembly on December 11, 2014. Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi addressed the UN General Assembly on September 27, 2014, explaining: “Yoga is an invaluable gift of India’s … Continue reading

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Gifts for Yogis

Here are some great websites if you are looking for gift ideas for yoga enthusiasts: For beautifully made cotton and natural fibre yoga clothing check out Gossypium clothing www.gossypium.co.uk  As every item is made individually to order  they can offer … Continue reading

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Can Yoga help you lose weight?

Yes it can!  Let me explain….. Many yoga practices can burn fewer calories than traditional exercise (e.g. jogging, brisk walking); however, yoga can increase one’s mindfulness and the way one relates to their body. So, individuals will become more aware … Continue reading

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Kundalini

Kundalini forms the very foundation of the entire science of Yoga in the manner the Lord of the Serpents is the support of the earth, with all its forests and mountains. (Hatha yoga Pradipika Ch V v1 (Ch3 v1)) Kundalini … Continue reading

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Traditional Yoga – the 4 ancient schools of Yoga

As Yoga has increased in popularity, the relative position of the postures has become elevated, leading many people identify Yoga ONLY with postures and believing that the aim of Yoga is physical fitness. However, the postures (known as asanas) are … Continue reading

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