Yoga isn’t Yoga when your mind is somewhere else

It’s easy to turn up to a Yoga class and do a bunch of Yoga postures and then tell everyone that you go to Yoga. But my question is ‘Do you?’ Having practised on and off for over 20 years and taught Yoga since 2008, for me there are 3 totally essential elements to making
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Your body wins every time

Your body is always in charge, no matter how much mental persuasion you think you have, period. Do you know just how PRECIOUS this amazing vehicle that carries you around the planet really is? It breathes you without effort, regulates your temperature, transforms the food you eat into life giving energy and nutrients. It heals
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Unconditional Love

In a world that is full of conditions particularly human to human, here’s a lovely poem by an unknown author as a beautiful reminder of the magnificence of love just as it wants to be. I love you as you are, as you seek to find your own special way to relate to the world.
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Guilt free slowing down

I have wanted to write about this for ages. I live with it every moment of everyday these days and I notice it happening all around me. People are getting sick from it and yet it carries on getting faster and faster. Our notion of time is speeding life up. And maybe it is imploding
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Yoga to support a habitual life

In order to survive successfully in our challenging world, we learn to habituate certain activities. Anything we do repetitively almost inevitably becomes a habit directly impacting our bodies. Think of all the things you do that create repetitive muscle use. Driving to work, your job, especially if you have a physical one, like gardening and
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A retreat – the perfect answer to your next time out

Retreating is the new buzz word to replace the traditional holiday. It’s SUCH an essential piece of time well spent, to maintain balance in a world which let’s face it on some levels, has gone a bit mental in terms of lifestyle and time deprivation. Have you noticed just how many retreats are on offer
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Bring Your Mind to the Mat

You will often hear Yoga teachers saying that the body, breath and mind is the important combination for wholesome practise and it’s true for me too. I believe your breath is the energetic bridge that develops a relationship between your mind and your body and opens a strong life long dialogue that encourages happiness and
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The Ultimate Stretch

I have done a whole heap of exercise in my life time. I started with team sports at school (loathed it!) then into my 20s and 30s I was a gym bunny on and off and latterly it’s just Yoga, Yoga and more Yoga. An intrinsic  part of exercise is stretching muscles effectively so you
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