For myself, I'd been running for well over a decade before I first came across the Golden Secret five years ago. I was training for the Marathon des Sables, in the Sahara, and one of the absolute keys to finishing this extraordinary race is to stay injury-free.
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.
The hotel is one of the few all-inclusive adult only resorts on the glamorous west coast and pretty much everything is included in your package price, offering affordable luxury. It's clear from the warmth of the staff and the way that some of the guests greet them like long lost family, that the hotel has many returning guests.
Stop right there, if you think I am saying you need to invest in fisherman's pants, a selection of linen bio degradable T shirts and stop using deodorant, I am not. This is the meditation visual of old; it has moved with the times and is I think the key to a peaceful and happy mind.
Whilst we can't make any promises, many women say they feel more energised after a yoga session. The stretches and breathing exercises help release stress and tension and lift your spirits.
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.
One of the biggest hurdles to normalising yoga is that a lot of people buy into the images being depicted within the media. Should we be accustomed to the perfect 10? Obviously these images help to sell the magazines, clothes, lifestyle etc because it's an aspirational dream for many of us.
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!
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.
New age spiritual language has become a bog of well meaning terms that in effect mean whatever you need or want them to need, or, in fact, nothing. As much as we all want to be the light, find our truth and let it all go, whilst mantra-ing our ass down to the local yoga dojo, it's sometimes not that simple.
help. The yoga tradition has a focus on mula bandha - translating as "the root lock", often considered as the energetic closing of the base of the pot. Mula bandha is a very powerful but subtle practice, it links to the physical action required to strengthen the pelvic floor.
It all began with a pair of Sweaty Betty Chandrasana Yoga Leggings. They cost £75, and I wanted them as soon as I laid my eyes upon them. I rang my boyfriend and, in the most wheedling voice I could muster, said, "so there are these leggings I really like. I'll send you a screenshot of them. Just so you can see.
Hot yoga has been a, er, hot fitness trend for a while now, and that's because it's a challenging but fun way to give your muscles a good old stretch, and give your mind a rest from the mentalness of everyday life. If you've never tried it before, the thought of stretching in a very hot room probably seems a bit daunting, so here are some tips to ensure you turn up prepared...
Bali is an Indonesian island located only a couple of hours from Australia known for it's beautiful beaches, rice paddies, and beautiful landscape. As well as being visually pleasing and having lot of sunshine, there's so many different places and things to see and do.
Before arriving at The Mulia, I have to confess I didn't know what to expect, I had heard that it was massive and wondered how a resort so large could pull off a luxury service. On our approach to the resort seeing the building looming in the distance I thought perhaps this wasn't the right fit for The Spa Spy.
I want to be flexible. I really, really do. But I also want to sweat. If I'm going to put my gym kit on, I want to feel like I've had a proper work out, otherwise what's the point? Having said that, I don't want to be reduced to a sniveling wreck on the floor, begging for mercy and water - The Bikram Experience. True story.