• From Diabetes to Depression

    I am a Yoga Therapist based in Edinburgh, and am heartened by the rapid growth in the Yoga Therapy market of late. The public are now coming to realise that Yoga is more than just physical exercise or postures which can help with muscular skeletal problems and aid with relaxation. My interest in Yoga Therapy Read More

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From Diabetes to Depression

I am a Yoga Therapist based in Edinburgh, and am heartened by the rapid growth in the Yoga Therapy market of late. The public are now coming to realise that Yoga is more than just physical exercise or postures which can help with muscular skeletal problems and aid with relaxation. My interest in Yoga Therapy Read More

Benefits of Yoga in the Classroom

As much as stress is a part of grownup’s lives it is very much a part of children’s lives as well. Increasing competitiveness, social anxieties and busy after school schedules make children’s lives a real struggle. Research suggests that school-based yoga cultivates mind-body awareness, self-regulation, and physical fitness. And classroom teachers can benefit as well! Read More

Restorative Yoga: Why do we need to “rest”?

A restorative yoga session usually involves a maximum of five or six poses, supported by props that allow the body to completely relax and rest. Held for 5 minutes up to 15 minutes, restorative poses include light twists, seated forward folds, and gentle backbends. The modern restorative practice was mostly designed by B.K.S. Iyengar, an Indian master Read More

Can social media help us on the path to better wellbeing?

With social media displaying a constant stream of health fads, yo-yo diets, and healthy zen people into our everyday lives, it´s no surprise that we feel more pressured to become an improved version of ourselves. But is there a way of using social media to our advantage? Can it help encourage us in a positive Read More

Yoga from the inside out

A conversation with the body: using yoga to bypass the brain. In its ancient Indian form, hatha yoga was the physical element of a much broader yogic lifestyle. For many practitioners in the western world today, yoga is only hatha: physical exercise to refresh, stretch and strengthen the body. Going to a yoga class is Read More

Yoga in Universities

Promoting a Holistic Approach to Student Well-being Having spent twenty years in Higher Education, both studying and lecturing in the UK and France, I have gradually gained an in-depth understanding of the student experience. Often this is overwhelmingly positive, providing young adults with a wealth of personal, and ultimately professional, opportunities. Nonetheless, it is important Read More

Shine OM takes Fitness & Yoga to the Water – Climb on Board!

I have been a big Instagram follower of many a internationally renowned yogi demonstrating and practicing yoga on a paddle board in tropical destinations all around the world. In my youth, growing up in Johannesburg South Africa, sea side holidays to the coast of South Africa were the best times of my life and have Read More

Am I Good Enough?

According to Carl Rogers the founder of person centred psychotherapy “As no one else can know how we perceive, we are the best experts on ourselves”. Initially I struggled with this concept thinking “how can this be true, I’ve listened to specialists throughout my life and they have never encouraged me to think of myself Read More

The Awakening of the Feeling Body

My integrated practice of “The Dance of Yoga” was born through the process of a natural evolution. My varied and colourful experiences through yoga, dance and energy healing started to teach me and guide me how to deeply listen within. I was so amazed and enthusiastic about the teaching that i heard through my inner Read More

Miracles Happen on your Mat

When I first tried out yoga in 2007, I tried hard to get into it but somehow it didn’t connect. I couldn’t let my body go because my mind was feeling restless. All I kept telling my teacher was that I could not stop thinking about a million things. I found the concept of quietness Read More

Yoga at School

It is of popular opinion that prevention is much better than a cure and as many yoga instructors would agree; embracing yoga into your daily life from as young an age as possible will help ensure these preventative benefits. It is my soul belief that what can be learnt in the studio becomes transferable into Read More

Practicing yoga as a newbie mama

My experience – how fitting in yoga while being a mama is turning out for me… My little boy Rio will be two years old in August.  Two years ago I couldn’t have imagined how I’d ever fit in a regular yoga practice while caring for my new little baba, but slowly I made it Read More

Maintaining your Home Practise

Getting into and maintaining a home practise can be very daunting to a Yoga newbie but you only have to do a quick search online these days for motivational tips, programmes and guides to help you through. Here are some of my own suggestions; Space Turn off any electrical equipment; this will help you tune Read More

Yoga for Babies

We all know that babies are natural Yogis, so it makes sense to help them enjoy this ancient practice. But, the focus of baby yoga is on gentle stimulation and bonding between parent and baby – not exercise. It’s essentially about the parent and baby connecting with one another, learning to develop trust and confidence, Read More

More than one way to get that beach body!

I love the gym and spend as much time as I can (usually 10 hours a week!) there. I love the atmosphere, the music and the vibe! But it’s not all spinning bikes, boxing and circuits, I dedicate at least three hours a week to my other passion, Yoga. I love yoga because you don’t just give your Read More

Disturbing video on facebook is not ‘baby yoga’

Here is an article from Birthlight in response to that awful video: Dear all Birthlight teachers around the world, I picked up a Metro  free newspaper on the tube on my way to Heathrow airport this morning and found a piece by Laura Elvin entitled ‘Facebook: “Cruelty” video is Baby Yoga’. The article explains how Read More

Yoga – After Class

Having danced all my life, I was growing ever wary of the injuries and frustrations that came with them. I sought a solution and began my journey towards teaching yoga in 2013. With the intention of showing people a kinder, more inclusive approach to exercise and injury prevention, I knew this was something special right Read More

The Road Junky Sahara Meditation Retreat

Join 25 others to spend a week in the timeless Sahara Desert! We’ve been running mediation and yoga retreats in the Sahara Desert in Morocco since 2011 and it just keeps getting better and better. It’s such a pleasure for us to host these events where we watch everyone find their true colours and connect Read More

My Yoga Story by Kevin Mitchell

I was brought up in with an Evangelical Church background and always struggled with the idea that, as an individual, I was worth nothing, and owed anything I was able to do to someone other than myself. I had been teaching for about 10 years and was working in, what was then classed as, a Read More

Rishikesh Yogis

Yoga as an Art of Living Life with health and mental peace has been popularized by various Indian Yogic Gurus abroad. The awareness that Yoga not only brings forth physical fitness and makes the body energetic enough to fight  various health-care problems, but also helps in the pursuit of happiness through the combination of the Read More

World Capital of Yoga opens up for your getting Mastery on Yoga Teaching!

India is unquestionably the leading nation in spirituality. World is looking up with awe, the contribution of eminent Indian Yogic Gurus in educating and imparting knowledge for world population, to conquer their miseries through spirituality. Here comes an excellent opportunity for you also, to take part in the “Revolution of Peace through Yoga Culture” and Read More

Learn Yoga Teacher Training From India’s Best School and Derive Maximum Advantages!

Yoga – the globally recognized Indian art of uniting mind and body activities, to attain eternal peace of mind and best of best healthcare, beckons you. Here is an excellent opportunity for global students to learn, practice, enjoy and attain mastery in the art of Yoga from the Internationally Recognized Yoga School – Rishikesh Yogis Read More

More Online Yoga videos

I posted a while back about the great site www.doyogawithme.com In my pursuit to find online beginner yoga videos I have come across several more sites that I thought I would share with you. Clare Waldron – By signing up for a free membership you have access to a 30 day yoga course for beginners. The Read More

New Year, New You! (or is that me?)

Well hello. I am now back at my desk having had a great two week break. Lots of lovely lie ins, plenty of good food and lots of splendid dog walks along the beach and in the woods. I feel refreshed and motivated and raring to begin 2015. Exciting things happened just before Christmas – Read More

Cosmic Kids

A few days ago I posted an article about free online classes from Do Yoga With Me aimed at adults. I am also keen to share with you articles about Yoga and Meditation for children. Whilst doing research I came across a wonderful site called Cosmic Kids Yoga and thought I would share it with you. Read More

Yoga and Meditation for Kids

As adults we regularly find the western lifestyle tiring, stressful and hardwork. If we as adults feel like this, how do our kids feel? Is it simply natural progression of our species that has resulted in unruly, hyperactive, inattentive children or is there more to it. Are our children stressed in this fast paced, media orientated Read More

Online Yoga Classes

Whilst reading a Yoga lifestyle magazine the other day I came across several pages detailing various websites that offer online yoga classes but the one thing they had in common was that a monthly subscription was required to be able to use them. Having already posted about Lick’s “Pay what you can” Yoga classes I Read More

Yoga Disco

So you thought Yoga was all about quietness and solitary meditation. Well think again. The Lick Yoga Project has a brought a new Yoga concept to Brighton – Yoga Disco. Lick Yoga Project is the first studio to run Yoga Disco classes in the UK. The concept was originally conceived in Norway and Dionne, Lick Yoga’s resident Yoga Read More

Something’s Changing in Brighton’s Yoga Scene

Lick’s ‘pay what you can yoga’ offers teachers and students an affordable and interesting alternative to the norm. Lick is a Brighton based frozen yogurt brand who sell their tubs of froyo all over the UK. Six months ago they moved into a large industrial warehouse space. The first thing Lick did in the warehouse Read More

Lick

The only 100% yoghurt fro-yo in the World The only 100% fat free fro-yo available in retail Lick was started by two friends whilst still at school. Ky Wright and Owain Williams, pictured, sold their home-made fro-yo from a trike in Tenby, Wales during summer holidays. They expanded to two trikes in year 2, then Read More

Travel & Yoga Retreat: connecting with people, nature, and yourself

If you’ve never gone on a retreat but have travelled many times, why not make your next trip a yoga retreat? That’s hitting two birds with one stone, actually. You get the opportunity to see another place and gain a transformative experience to boot. If you have no idea what yoga is all about, then Read More

Eight Limbs of Yoga

Courtesy of Alison Hinks Yoga

Yoga Teacher Training Course – Not Just For Teachers

If you’re reading this article, you’re probably not new to Yoga. Many of us have already realized the benefits of practicing Yoga on a regular basis. It’s good for our bodies and it’s good for our minds. However, many people think that a Yoga Teacher Training program is only for those who want to teach Read More

If I can do it, anyone can

More often than not, when I meet someone new and mention that I teach yoga, people say ‘Oh, I can’t do yoga, I’m not flexible’. I generally say, ‘Well, you’re talking to someone who couldn’t reach past her knees since the age of 12. If I can do it, anyone can’. That’s the short version, the long version Read More

Visit to the Hermogenes Institute in Rio de Janeiro

Sandra Pereira’s Recent Visit to the Hermogenes Institute in Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil (August 2014) Prof. Jose’ Hermogenes, is considered to be one of the greatest masters of the Brazilian Modern Hatha Yoga and one of the first practitioners of Holistic Medicine in Brazil.  He founded the Hermogenes Institute in Rio de Janeiro, RJ Read More

Vinyasa Yoga: Sun Salutation

Vinyasa or flow yoga is when you synchronize your movements to your breath, and the moves all flow together. Breathing is very important, because you must move from one pose to the next on an inhale or an exhale through the nose. Sun salutations is an important part of the Vinyasa yoga practice. Firstly, it can be a great Read More

What’s your yoga?

You want to take up yoga but are not sure which one would suit you. Try out our little quiz to see which type of yoga would suit you with regards to what you would like to achieve with Yoga.  

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