Benefits of Yoga

10 Reasons Yoga is Anxiety's Ultimate Cure

Amber Bell | Posted 27.05.2016 | 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 25.05.2016 | 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 14.04.2016 | 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 01.04.2016 | 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 11.03.2016 | 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 22.02.2016 | 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 16.10.2015 | 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 19.08.2015 | 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 14.07.2015 | 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.

What Are We Pouring Into Our Children?

Michelle Holmes | Posted 23.04.2015 | 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 18.04.2015 | 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 Mallejacq Flynn | Posted 07.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Louisa Mallejacq Flynn

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.