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Yin Yoga – no resistance

I went to a lovely 2-hour yin yoga workshop yesterday with Lila Conway of yogaprema.Lots of postures held for several minutes in a meditative fashion. This is half saddle above. These deeply held postures work the connective tissue and ligaments, … Continue reading

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Yogic breathing to help PTSD and stress

A really interesting article came my way today about a study of veterans with PTSD using yoga and meditation techniques to overcome their symptoms. http://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2014/10/16/yoga-helps-war-veterans-with-post-traumatic-stress-disorder/ The article says that the techniques used were something called Sudarshan Kriya which is taught … Continue reading

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Mudra for asthma/respiratory problems

Bronchial mudra I love mudras, as anyone who comes to my yoga class will know! These, put simply, are the hand gestures used in yoga and meditation. They can be used to focus the mind while meditating (most people are … Continue reading

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This week’s class reading: Joy, Pema Chodron

The Wisdom of No Escape At the end of this week’s class I read an excerpt from Pema Chodron’s lovely book. It is from Chapter 6 and is about Joy. The Navajo teach their children that every morning when the … Continue reading

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New blog about healing!

Healing yourself I have created a new blog which focuses much more on the healing side of yoga and meditation and many other theories too. It may give you some inspiration and help in your daily life. http://www.chasingsheep.co.uk/ Here is … Continue reading

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Free Yoga in St George’s park!

Dear all I am teaching yoga in St George’s Park at 2pm on 4th August as part of Redfest. Do come along and join in – bring a yoga mat if you have one. Lots of alternative therapies and music … Continue reading

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New website photos!

Not the most successful photo shoot, but we got a few new photos for the website anyway. At least they are not 5 years old any more!

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Do you want to be more charismatic?

http://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/10-habits-of-remarkably-charismatic-people.html?cid=em01020week28&nav=su Have a look at this – it’s all about listening to other people properly and valuing everyone’s knowledge and abilities, rather than just your own. It’s a good reminder.

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Pelvic floor workshop 22nd June

I’m looking forward to the yoga and the pelvic floor workshops at Yogawest next weekend: http://www.yogawest.co.uk/workshops/karen-wilde-2223-june-2012/ with Karen Wilde from Australia. It should be really interesting and useful for me but also in relation to the pregnancy yoga classes.

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Yoga and walking workshops

Sept 9th – Clevedon 10-5pm £45includes lunch Oct 6-7 – Newland, Forest of Dean £100 includes food and accommodation They should be lovely relaxing weekends: I’m looking forward to them already. Still some spaces left – contact me for a booking … Continue reading

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