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Practising handstands might be safer on a soft surface.

Avoiding Handstand Injuries

I love handstands and they are fun (depending on your idea of fun of course), but let’s not confuse gymnastics with Yoga. Being able to handstand is… just being able to handstand! The important thing is, can we have fun and avoid injury?


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What Bothers You?

After a very strange, difficult and unusual year, it’s finally 2021! Even if we rarely make serious New Year’s resolves, I do think we all have intentions, goals and dreams…


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So What Does Hatha Vinyasa Krama Mean Exactly?

The word “Hatha” pretty much means the same as Yin/Yang except it’s Ha/Tha (pronounced ta, not tha). Some poses and exercises are heating and more dynamic, others might be cooling…


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Get Off the Treadmill (& Say No to Calorie Counting)

It’s a fair observation that many people who do intense aerobic exercise just because they want to burn calories and lose weight often don’t really lose much weight – or…


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Exercise Physiology, Posture & Breath: Being a Total Halfwit, what would I know? 

If you don’t know my background, let me fill you in. More than 20 years ago now, after 15 or so years of dabbling in Yoga now and then, loving…


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How to…..Get “Better” at Balancing!

Balances are amazing for your health, both physically and mentally and so I’ve been thinking a lot about the answer to this question since someone asked me the other day; What is the best way to get better at balancing?


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Core Strength? Butt Firing? Cardio? How do we Interpret Fitness Fashion Words?

In a healthy physiology, just before we go to do a thing, a reflex signal is sent via the NS to the brain. For example, if I see a heavy-looking bag and go to pick it up, ideally, the required protective muscles activate automatically and I don’t have to think too much about it. This happens when things are functioning as they should.


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Let’s Twist Again…

It’s all the minute, subtle activations and bandha that make the difference in most yoga poses. This is what turns a posture that may look “easy” or feel relatively simple…


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Are You a Spice Girl or Boy?

Are you a spice girl or boy? I was a child of the 70s and 80s but despite having my fair share of convenience dinners, my (English) Grandmother was an…


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What Do You Prefer In a Group Class?

Over the past 20 or so years of actually teaching and continuing to learn, what I teach now, has been pared back considerably, but, yet, I know it’s actually way more useful for the most amount of people. Many of us are managing injuries and conditions and so what we do is also practical and therapeutic and still challenging enough for the majority.