Benefits of Yoga

I'm Perfect In My Imperfection!

Ladan Soltani | Posted 14.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ladan Soltani

The yoga mat is your sacred space, your playground for learning. In this arena we're all students and teachers. In fact as a teacher facilitating the class, I find my students are the best teachers as I learn the most from them. We're all equal and I do my best to channel the ancient teachings of yoga to my best ability.

Smooth Moves: Three Easy Yoga Poses To Try

Lee Thrash | Posted 26.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Lee Thrash

Maintaining mobility after breast cancer treatment is important, and a little yoga is a great way to get started. Yoga poses that are gentle and safe for everyone are the ideal way to maintain mobility - no matter what your level of fitness.

Don't Be Put Off By The Perfect Instagram Yogis. Some Of Us Drink Beer Too

Abigoliah Schamaun | Posted 22.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Abigoliah Schamaun

I'm thick-legged and a bit overweight. In class or on social media I'm not the lithe, beautiful, blonde woman bending herself in half with complete serenity and ease. I'm the chubby girl with the shaved head in the corner spilling out of her yoga shorts, red-faced and sweaty as I fold myself into whatever position is being taught at the moment.

Those Perfect Instagram Poses? They're Not Yoga

James Downs | Posted 24.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
James Downs

In light of this, I am all the more determined to cultivate an ethos of self-acceptance in my classes. I hope to help people reject comparisons with ideals, and dispel any myths around yoga practitioners and teachers as being special, other-worldy, or privy to insights on enlightenment.

5 Ways Yoga Is Changing My Life

Elizabeth McGregor | Posted 13.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Elizabeth McGregor

Nearly two years ago, I started practising yoga. I intended to write about how it has changed my parenting. On reflection, the benefits are steadily r...

Yoga - Finding Your Own Mould

Miriam Christie | Posted 20.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Miriam Christie

My knees felt super sore in Yin Yoga today. I looked around me and everyone else seemed fine, all folded over in Pigeon Pose as if their legs had no b...

How I Learned To Practise Yoga Imperfectly

Miriam Christie | Posted 14.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Miriam Christie

I came back to Yoga, experiencing burnout, as a way to quiet my anxious mind, boost my low mood and relax tense muscles. It did that, and so much more. Yoga taught me to let in some acceptance for myself, physically and emotionally. To smile when my tree pose is shaky and to notice, with kindness, if my chest is carrying a tell-tale ball of stress.

If There Is No Single Route To Transcendental Awareness, How Can We Standardise Yoga?

Ed Wood | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ed Wood

Whether it is taking your car to the same garage year after year or sticking to the same plumber, electrician, personal trainer - those who practice yoga work with the yoga teachers they personally judge to be the best.

Live Life The Yogi Way!

Ladan Soltani | Posted 21.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Ladan Soltani

The main idea of yoga is to explore your physical, and most importantly, your mental abilities and test your limits. It is the ideal way of getting in tune with your body and inner-self. Yoga can also help you with early detection for physical problems and allow you to take preventive action.

Confessions Of A Yoga Mama

Harriet McCafferty | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Parents
Harriet McCafferty

The more you practise, the deeper you go, you begin to break patterns in life that no longer serve you, you find a deeper peace in life as you take your practise out of the hot room and all the alignment you find in the yoga, you bring to your daily life.

Five Things I Didn't Expect When I Started Practising Yoga, A Beginner's Perspective

Dolly James | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Dolly James

I have always been the kind of person who talked about starting a regular yoga practise, there is something about the typical yogi stereotype of being flexible, lean and totally void of any stress which keeps drawing me to the idea.

Yoga and Weddings, Happily Ever After

Charo Merida | Posted 08.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Charo Merida

YOGA & WEDDINGS, HAPPILY EVER AFTER... "It's not about the perfect dress, it is about the perfect frame of mind" After having worked in the even...

10 Reasons Yoga is Anxiety's Ultimate Cure

Amber Bell | Posted 27.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Amber Bell

Anxiety can rear its head in so many different ways. From insomnia to fully blown panic attacks, days spent hidden away in bed due to the sheer pressure it drowns you in and a sudden loss of control over your thoughts and actions. However your body reacts, one thing is for sure: it isn't nice and it isn't pretty.

No Time for Yoga? You Do Now!

Katie Leach | Posted 25.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Leach

No time for yoga? Now you do! Although yoga is best practised in a quiet environment, focusing on your breath and without the distractions of the outside world around you, that's not to say you can't do some postures every day, easily incorporating them into your life.

Yoga Is an Inside Job!

Ladan Soltani | Posted 14.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Ladan Soltani

Yoga releases toxins on so many levels. As a science that dates back five-thousand years, it works on healing through all the layers - especially for those just starting the discipline. Each person will have a different experience of this.

Lighten Up Your Yoga

Kat Farrants | Posted 01.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Kat Farrants

I practise mostly at home because there is nobody to cheerlead me into a pose, I do a pose because I want to and because it feels great. And I hold it for exactly as long as feels amazing. There are many poses I don't do. Due to injuries, some poses just aren't suitable for me.

Many Benefits of Pregnancy Yoga

Alexandra McCabe | Posted 11.03.2017 | UK Parents
Alexandra McCabe

Yoga is also extremely helpful when you are feeling uncomfortable especially for many minor discomforts that are often dismissed as 'something to put up with'. If you can ease these with yoga poses it is worth giving a go!

Change a Bad Habit in 40 Days

Claudia Spahr | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Claudia Spahr

I've been doing yoga for nearly two decades, running yoga retreats for eight (hiring others to teach) and yoga has changed my life in profound ways. But I am not holier than thou. Nor do I stand on my head for five minutes every morning. Up until about 36 days ago.

Balancing the Buzz: Vinyasa With a Touch of Adventure

Lizzie Mulherin | Posted 15.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lizzie Mulherin

There are a variety of different yoga holidays and retreats to choose from; each tailored to the kind of experience you seek (e.g detox, wellbeing, relaxing) and what kind of adventure you want to have with it (e.g skiing, surfing, diving).

How to Rescue Your New Mum Sex Life

Jessica Brown | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK Parents
Jessica Brown

Endless research claims having a baby ruins your love life. It may be temporary but post-childbirth you ain't gonna feel at your sexual peak. Scientific boffs reveal mums are worn out (yep), a few pounds over weight (sob) and stuck in a 'bed is for catching up on sleep' rut (hell yeah).

Stop Selling Yoga - A Positive Rant

Nova Milesko | Posted 14.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Nova Milesko

Yoga is not about money. It never can be, which is why it is wonderful that everyone and their dog is now a yoga teacher. A world full of yoga teachers is a world of conscious conscientious people who are actively trying to make the world a better place.

Have a Little Patience

Katie Leach | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Leach

Anyone who knows me well knows that patience is not one of my strongest qualities. From since I can remember I was told "more haste, less speed" on a daily basis at school and I've always wanted things to happen faster.

Be Kind. Honour Yourself. Find Your Purpose, Find Your Peace

Cat Elliott | Posted 25.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Cat Elliott

I believe we all could benefit from simply taking a kinder approach to ourselves. To ask our self what is it that my body actually needs today to feel nourished and loved - and then do that.

Yoga: the Lazy Girl's Exercise

Emma Macdonald | Posted 07.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Emma Macdonald

I know yoga can seem intimidating. To the uninitiated it's hard not to be put off by the glamorous yet impossible looking photos flooding our social media streams or the strange words and unknown history of it all.

Life, Curve Balls and Yoga

Lindsey Brown | Posted 04.05.2015 | 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.