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Restorative Yoga – the Lowdown

Restorative Yoga - the Lowdown

Stressed? Busy? Juggling too many balls? Trying to tick off an endless ‘to-do’ list? This seems to be most of us, especially if we’re lucky enough to live in the buzzing capital city of London.

What with work, family, a social life, and the mental load that comes with that trio, it’s easy to let this frenetic ‘get-things-done’ attitude spill over into our yoga practice – ‘Done my morning yoga practice!’ ‘Tick!’ (more…)

Poppy Pickles

YogaLondon: Yoga Teacher in Training; weekend 5 & 6

Yoga London Teacher Training by Jen Armstrong

 ‘Whilst speaking words of wisdom, you are mourning that which is not worthy of grief’

Krishna – Bhagavad Gita

Weekend 5

Practising the exam sequence had a different feel to it this evening. Partly because I’d witnessed the aftermath of a road traffic accident on my way to class. It brought home the fragility of life and the importance of being in the present moment. I only had to glance at the sequence a few times as I was very much in the zone, and somewhat guided by muscle memory. Our course director, Jonathan sealed our practice with one OM before the Mantras lecture. (more…)

Imogen Ingram

Mental Health Awareness Week = How Yoga Can Reduce Stress

Mental Health Awareness Week = How Yoga Can Reduce Stress

“If you do have the courage to speak about it, you really can make things better.”

So says Prince Harry, speaking as part of a 1-minute radio message transmitted across all UK radio stations on Tuesday this week, to mark Mental Health Awareness Week (14 to 20 May 2018). (more…)

Poppy Pickles
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How to Look After Yourself

How to Look After Yourself

Self-care is a term that is bandied about these days.  ‘Look after yourself’, we say on bidding farewell, and ‘take care’. But the truth is that we are mostly very bad at looking after ourselves. (more…)

Poppy Pickles

Yoga For Anxiety And Panic Attacks

Yoga For Anxiety And Panic Attacks

In a world of ever-increasing anxiety, what does yoga have to offer? Nearly one in five people in the UK experienced anxiety in 2013-14, and record levels of anxiety are being reported in teenagers. So can yoga for anxiety and panic attacks really help, and if so, how?

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