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Tagged: “yogatherapy”

How’s Triks?

Trikonasana – “Triangle” pose. It’s so easy to miss instructions, we can tend to switch off and do what we’ve always done, the way that we’ve always done it. But, although most people who begin Yoga, hope to feel better in their physical body, many end up feeling worse. It’s simple techniques and tweaks that […]

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Life in Flow; The Freedom of Allowing

Changing your Mind, Changes Everything… What we think of as our “mind” exists in every single cell of our body.  At its essence, Yoga literally means there is no separation. Everything is one. Not so crazy when  you consider our physical bodies are made up of stardust. The idea of non-separateness can challenge our ego-driven […]

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The Power of the Pits!

The power of the pits! Did you know your armpits are linked to core strength? It’s fair to say that every physical movement creates a reaction elsewhere… Half-planks are a great way to build core strength, but if you find you get the shakes in your arm, it could be that you are holding tension […]

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Stop Looking….Voila!

From time to time, when life has thrown a few lemons and/or things just don’t feel quite right within us, what do many of us do? We head off on a kind of pilgrimage. We need to “find” answers. We try this thing, that thing, another thing. We put our trust in people who don’t […]

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Why do Human Bodies Need To Move?

Why do humans need to exercise? It’s a shame if the first thing to pop into your mind was “to burn calories” as it sort of misses the point. Most of us in the modern, Western World eat far too much and just don’t move enough, so if we just stopped eating so much, we’d […]

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Why Yoga Teachers Should Adopt a “Best Practise” Model.

At the end of the 90s, I worked at Dorling Kindersley publishing and we were working on edits for the Australian market of the big, hard cover book by BKS Iyengar. I was asked for some input and added my yoga school at the back. The Australian Iyengees were very cross once the book came out because that school wasn’t specifically “Iyengar, so for future editions, it was changed. But was Iyengar that rigid? it’s probably fair to say that he just described his yoga as “yoga”.

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