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In or Out? The Pros and Cons of Outdoor Yoga

In or Out? The Pros and Cons of Outdoor Yoga

Are you an avid fan of outdoor yoga? Or do you prefer the comfort and quiet of indoor yoga?

As we enter the height of summer (it is HOT), it’s time to consider the pros and cons of an alfresco yoga practice.

Many of you will be thinking that outdoor yoga is fine on the beach in the Maldives, or on the terrace of a villa in Tuscany, but in your back garden it’s not quite the same.

But what if it’s worth it? What are the benefits of outdoor yoga, if any, and should we give it a go in this unpredictable little country of ours?

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Poppy Pickles

Interview: Instagram Star & Model Antoinette Webb on the Importance of Radical Self-Love

Interview: Instagram Star & Model Antoinette Webb on the Importance of Radical Self-Love

Antoinette Webb started her Instagram account @journey2antoinette in 2015, with the aim of documenting her personal yoga journey and being accountable through her posts. Six years later she has over 27k followers and is a professional yoga model for Athleta. But most of all, yoga has helped her develop her own brand of radical self-love which has encouraged countless others to start their own yoga journey.

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Poppy Pickles

The Cheeky Yogi and the Daemon

The Cheeky Yogi and the Daemon

I have 2 things I need to do. 1. Hand in some assignments for a course 2. Write this Cheeky Yogi. My first option is so brain numbingly boring that every time my finger hovers over the link to open the ‘tab of tedium’, my finger falls off. In fact, I currently only have 4 fingers. But being a yogi with special siddhis they will grow back by this evening, so I am not too bothered. The second option is just as difficult, I stare at my blank computer screen with my 4 fingers poised over the keyboard, but zilch, zip, nothing comes to mind.

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The Cheeky Yogi Lets It Go

The Cheeky Yogi Lets It Go

It’s not often that I compare myself to the Queen, but I did notice in her Christmas speech that she didn’t mention the words Pandemic or Covid once. In all my newsletters, posts and blogs I have made a concerted effort to avoid the elephant in the room. I wish I could say the reason is there are so many other things to talk about… but I think I just don’t want to add to the noise. It is loud out there. Or perhaps I am more ostrich-like than regal, burying my head in the sand (but doing a wonderful headstand while I am at).

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Yoga Around the House – How to Fit in a Practice this Christmas

Yoga Around the House - How to Fit in a Practice this Christmas

With Christmas being anything but normal this year, it’s important that we keep upbeat.

Back in March many of us thought that we would go into lockdown and come out the other side and back to normality. But eight months later this is very clearly not the case.

Whether it’s down to government mishandling or not, this pandemic is still affecting every aspect of our lives.

With this continued uncertainty, and many of us facing a quiet and potentially lonely Christmas, how can yoga help to boost our positivity levels?

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Poppy Pickles