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Long Covid: How Yoga Can Help

Long Covid: How Yoga Can Help

There are lots of things that feel long about this pandemic. There are long lockdowns, long queues for the supermarkets, long waits to be vaccinated and long gaps between seeing our friends and family.

But one of the many human tolls of Covid-19 is the condition termed ‘long Covid’.

As yoga teachers and practitioners, this is a condition that we will all have to learn about, perhaps even for ourselves, so here’s what we know so far.

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Interview: Flip Your Dog for Mental Health founder Vaughan Dagnell on the Importance of Mental Health

Interview: Flip Your Dog for Mental Health founder Vaughan Dagnell on the Importance of Mental Health

Vaughan Dagnell is a soon-to-be YogaLondon graduate and founder of the charitable organisation Flip Your Dog for Mental Health. Set up in response to feeling disconnected in lockdown, his first fundraiser raised almost £4k for mental health charities and he plans on making his efforts an ongoing platform to join yoga and mental health. We talk to Vaughan about his love of yoga, his own mental health struggles and his hopes for the future.

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STUFFED! Yoga Poses To Help Digest Christmas Lunch

STUFFED! Yoga Poses To Help Digest Christmas Lunch

Christmas is a time to let go of all those dietary disciplines and just let loose! For a few days each year, most of us put our healthy eating efforts to one side and over-eat to our heart’s content. And it’s not just the over-eating, it’s rich food!

Take the traditional British Christmas lunch. Turkey, stuffing, pigs in blankets, roast potatoes, roasted carrots and parsnips, mashed celeriac, Brussel sprouts, bread sauce, cranberry sauce and, to top it all off, lashings of gravy. That’s how it goes in our family anyway. What’s lovely about the traditional Christmas lunch is that for every family there’s something a little bit different, which makes it the special annual over-indulgence it is.

And personally, I wouldn’t miss out on any of it. However, the after-effects can be disastrous. So here are some ways to help to alleviate the bloating, lethargy and sluggishness of the post-prandial Christmas state. (more…)

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How to Cosy Up for Autumn

How to Cosy Up for Autumn

Well, 2020 has been quite the year, but one thing that we haven’t had to complain about this year is the weather. We probably tried – we’re British after all – but it would have been unfounded because the sun has shone and shone and shone and shone.

But the forecast this week says that the golden, late-summer warmth is set to be replaced with a distinctly chillier temperature. And the pandemic forecast is similarly gloomy, with case numbers rising and restrictions tightening.

So, how can we prepare for Autumn and make sure that we look after ourselves as we head into what looks like a second wave?

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Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn!

Goodbye Summer, Hello Autumn!

The Autumn Equinox is taking place next week, and soon cooler temperatures and less sunlight will become our (harsh) reality. As we move into Autumn, these seven fruits and veggies will give your health a boost and keep colds at bay!

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