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Category Archives: Be at ease in your body
Yoga myths and yoga magic
“You’re not adding poses to your shopping trolley”. Here are a few myths about yoga you might be carrying around with you…and some yoga magic to help you on your way.
You’ve got a perfect body (though sometimes you forget)
What first comes to mind when you think about your body?
Finding your ‘beginner’s mind’
We often try to cultivate a “beginner’s mind” in yoga. But sometimes life sends you an opportunity where it’s all you can do.
5 Movements of the Spine
Start a home yoga practice and prevent back pain by moving your spine in all directions.
Aligning with love: Why alignment matters
I’ve always been drawn to alignment-focused yoga, where there is enough time in a pose to focus on how micro-adjustments affect your body, energy and breath. Here are my top four reasons why I love practicing alignment-focused yoga and why I teach this way.
Less is more: Slowing down for stress relief
A vigorous yoga practice has never been my thing. What I love is a strong but slow Hatha yoga class, with plenty of mindfulness, and lots of attention to micro-movements and alignment. So that is what I teach. Here are a few reasons why I love to slow my yoga practice down and why less can be more, especially when it comes to managing stress.
Gluteus medius and me
Our relationship began in a bewildering, emotion-filled blur. Or at least it felt like that was the beginning. As it turns out, my gluteus medius had been there all along, at the back of my pelvis, waiting for me to notice it, quietly supporting me as best it could as I gallivanted around believing I could do it all by myself.
4 reasons to be excited about anatomy
I’ve done a bit of moaning about anatomy lately as I struggled through my homework outlining all the bones, joints, and muscles in the shoulder and pelvic girdles. But the main thing I’m learning is how amazing our bodies are. Here are my top 4 reasons to be excited about anatomy.
The beauty of going back to basics
I’m in that stage in my yoga teacher training where I’m realising how little I actually know – that uncomfortable stage of the learning curve called ‘conscious incompetence’! But going back to basics can be both challenging and beautiful.