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What Do You Do When You Are Feeling Flat?

We all go through feelings of blah from time to time and sometimes it can seem as if there is no rhyme or reason. I don’t know if that’s entirely…


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Why You Should Avoid Medication & Treat Heartburn Naturally

Something that you may or may not be aware of is that we actually need to produce acid in our stomach! This has nothing to do with the nouveau health trend of maintaining a more alkaline diet. In that regard, we are referring to the acidity and alkalinity of the blood – not the gut.


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It’s all in the Hips (continued..) When Pathology is Pointless, Practise Detachment

A week or so ago, I posted a piece about modern human hips and some of the ingredients that have lead so many of us to tightness and tension in that area.…


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It’s all in the hips….

This is kind of an upside-down, handstand version of baddha konasana and I much prefer the supine version to be honest; the one where you lie down and relax and…


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All Out! All Change!

I’ve scribbled notes about current life stuff on and off over the years, and journalling was a very important aspect of my year-long yoga teacher training all those years ago.…


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Pièce de Résistance!

What does it mean to create “resistance” when practising physical yoga exercises and how does it work? Most people understand the value of resistance training in a fitness class and…


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What is the Difference Between Doing Our Best & Striving to Be Better?

In between the rain and yoga class evenings this winter, you’ll generally catch me down at the beach, walking the dog and running number two son. I’m rarely disappointed with the…


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The Guts of it….

How many everyday sayings that relate to some kind of emotion come back to a physical feeling in the tummy? – I had butterflies in my stomach – I felt…


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Does Social Media Lead to Depression?

There’s been some research and discussion in the past few years that links internet and particularly social media in teens with depression, but is it just young people who are…


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A Little Bit of Yoga History #3 – Astanga: The Eight Limbs

(Image by Coby Jones) So what exactly does the word “astanga” mean? In accordance with Patanjali’s yoga sutras, the definition of the sanskrit word “astanga” is “eight limbs”  and Astanga-Yoga consists of…