Benefits of Yoga

Life, Curve Balls and Yoga

Lindsey Brown | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lindsey Brown

Yoga is very much about being present, on and off the mat. By leading a more mindful life, the aim is to change the way we think about our experiences; being more aware of each moment, more accepting and less judgemental.

What Are We Pouring Into Our Children?

Michelle Holmes | Posted 23.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Michelle Holmes

When there is such an emphasis on achieving, regular assessments, bigger class sizes at school with lessons led by overworked teachers dealing with classes of children with increased varying educational needs and staff without adequate support or training, these statistics support my experience of children that are stressed and unable to articulate their feelings.

How to Get Off Your Yogi High Horse and Come Back Down to Earth

Bridget Tate | Posted 17.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Bridget Tate

When I began doing yoga it was to escape and balance out a very stressful corporate job. And it worked. It really worked. And I suppose it is still "working", however, I am more cautious now than ever about my involvement and relationship to yoga.

Had One Too Many Last Night? Try Hangover Yoga...

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 15.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Hangovers are, generally speaking, the worst. Hangover yoga, on the other hand, might just make the alcohol-induced headaches and nauseousness well wo...

Mind and Body

Florence Sogga | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Florence Sogga

In my ignorance I had reduced this 3,000 year old practice into a simple exercise class. I wasn't in it for the 'hippy dippy' chanting and veganism, I was in it for the abs. Irrespective of the whole 'cool' new revival you wouldn't catch me chanting cross legged, or wearing a red bracelet. I liked meat, wine and enjoying life. I liked having fun.

Your Love Affair With Yoga Begins Now

Mercedes Ngoh | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mercedes Ngoh

The very mention of yoga inspires common reactions such as "I can't even touch my toes, I can't sit still, it's too boring, I'm not flexible enough, I already do Pilates, I prefer the gym etc". I'll be honest, as a long time yoga instructor it kind of annoys me to hear these rote and banal responses and throw away comparisons to gym workouts and ab exercises.

Why Emotions Rise in Yoga Class

Anja Brierley | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anja Brierley

Have you ever sworn at your yoga teacher whilst she/he counts S L O W L Y to eight in Boat Pose (Navasana)? Felt ecstatic in a deep backbend? Or shed a tear in Pigeon (Eka Pada Rajakapotasana)? Most of us have some kind of mental and emotional reaction to the shapes we put our bodies into during yoga class. Usually we just go with the flow. But once in a while certain poses trigger us.

Unlocking the Core of Who You Are

Mercedes Ngoh | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mercedes Ngoh

Your core, or power centre, is located two to three inches above the navel and houses your personal power. This region of your body, also known as the solar plexus chakra, represents self-identity and plays a huge role in the choices you make each day, as well as your mental state.

Yoga - The 10 Most Embarrassing Moments

Bill Coles | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Bill Coles

Everyone should be very Zen, not giving a damn what anyone else does. But the reality... The reality is that yoga classes have their own unique intimacy, which somehow conspires to make your embarrassment even more excruciating...

How Did Meditation Get So Cool?

David Rivers | Posted 24.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
David Rivers

Scroll through just about any lifestyle website or magazine, and you will have noticed a big influx in advice on the benefits of meditation. It seems every week is met with new studies from a team of researchers about its health benefits.

How I Lost 60 Pounds Without Dieting or Eliminating Food Groups

Nowreen Nazmi | Posted 21.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nowreen Nazmi

In my early 20s, a friend took me to her gym, where I decided to weigh myself. The number on the scale horrified me so much that I immediately started to make better choices around eating and continued to exercise almost everyday.

London Wellbeing Event: Everything From Doga to Astrology Under One Roof?

Louisa Daniels | Posted 07.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Louisa Daniels

Good health and wellbeing is an essential part to leading a happy and fulfilled life. Being individuals, there certainly isn't a one-size-fits-all, and, depending on our preferences, tastes and personalities, we each have the potential to be interested in a vast range of different practices and philosophies.

Yoga and Climbing

Sophie Bickerdike | Posted 26.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Sophie Bickerdike

I first discovered climbing really existed as a sport, when I saw my local climbing wall in Harrogate. I had heard about it. But it was a fictitious place.... I had met people who had been there but I had not seen it for myself.

How Yoga Has Changed My Life

Paul Joseph | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Joseph

What comes with yoga is a whole new healthy lifestyle, you become more in tune with what's important in life. Practising yoga on a regular basis has improved my mental and body awareness, flexibility, concentration levels and complete inner peace.

Why Is Yoga So Good for You?

Paul Joseph | Posted 11.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Joseph

Historically yoga was more than just a method of teaching; it was a way of life. You dedicated yourself to a lifestyle and culture that surpassed meditation techniques and included healthy eating habits, bathing habits, social interaction and work.

Choose The Right Yoga For Your Temperament

Bhanu Bhatnagar | Posted 20.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Bhanu Bhatnagar

Say the word "yoga" and most people will think of people assuming strange shapes with their bodies to stretch and contort their muscles.

Yoga Gets in to Medical Schools!

Emma Brooke | Posted 31.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Brooke

This week I thought I'd bring you a bit of news from the yoga world. I try to keep up to date with stuff but there's so many amazing things going on e...