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The key benefits of pregnancy yoga

During your pregnancy, your body undergoes significant changes that prepare you for your baby’s development and childbirth. If you’re keen to help the process along, you might want to consider the benefits of pregnancy yoga. You’ll prepare your...

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The Ujayii Breath

What is the ujjayi breath? The ujjayi breath (ooh-JAH-yee) is translated as the victorious breath. It allows us to breathe in a controlled manner. It is a deep sonorous sound that increases the movement of the diaphragm and lengthens the spine. The soft consistent...

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Be Kind to Your Ego because it is Your Friend

We often wish each other prosperity at special occasions that mark new beginnings such weddings or when moving home. But what sort of prosperity are we referring to? We may want someone to succeed in their endeavours, but what are those endeavours and what is it that...

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Retreat – Revive – Re-Alive!

So you want to go on a retreat.  But do you want to retreat?  What is the first thought that takes your mind, catches your imagination when you look at those sunny pictures. The fun that you and your New BFF will have whilst attempting to balance as a Mighty Warrior...

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The Headstand, the King of Yoga, say what?

The headstand (Shirshasana) is often referred to as the king of all yoga poses. So, what is so royal and great about standing on ones head whilst most of us are still frantically trying to find our feet in this reality? Here is just some of the official information...

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Autumn Reflections

The equinox on the 23rd of September, made way for the season of change to come upon us. Autumn is my favorite time of year, not simply because of the breath taking beauty of the fiery colored leafy blanket that illuminates our grey roads and pavements, but because as...

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The Importance of balance in an Ayurvedic ‘foodstyle’.

I dislike the word diet; in fact I’d go as far to say I loathe it. In today’s society it is used to cover far too many bases in our everyday eating habits and then there’s the dreaded use where people go ‘on a diet’. This is why I’ve invented my own word...

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A Mindful Way to Wellbeing

A Mindful Way to Wellbeing with yoga and Mindfulness Take an active role in your health and happiness with Lisa Milnor of Shaping Clarity Do you sometimes feel that your life is a whirlwind, a never ending treadmill with little or no time for yourself? Do you ever...

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What Happens When You Mix it up?

The summer has flown by, and as we head into the season of falling leaves and colors on the mountains, it’s time to anticipate the other changes that come with Fall. After a summer of yoga in the park and on (or off) the paddleboard, I’m having a hard time letting go...

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Big Dog Little Dog – Yoga with your child

The Big Dog Little Dog Yoga class was born out of a request on Facebook. On the Harpenden parents’ group someone was asking whether they knew of any yoga classes they could do with their kids. I did some Googling to see if there was already something like it out there...

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Pranayama

Since I completed my yoga teacher training in May 2012 in Peru I have done a daily pranayama practice. Pranayama is the ancient art of breathing techniques. Pranayama is a Sanskrit word meaning “extension of the prāṇ or breath” or, “extension of the...

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My Vision Sun Salutation

1st posture Photo> pray to Sun for divine nectar time: early morning Sun rising time Performed by touching the ground at full length face to the ground then bent left leg from knee as per picture right leg should remain straight left leg’s heal should touch the...

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