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YogaLondon; Yoga Teacher in Training, the Final Weekend

YogaLondon; Yoga Teacher in Training, the Final Weekend

Success is on the other side of fear

Weekend 9

Our penultimate weekend came around quickly as we neared the end of the course. I was excited to share with my coursemates that I had a potential teaching opportunity with a trial booked a few weeks from now – I couldn’t believe it! Until then, my focus would be on savoring the remainder of the course which would be quite exam heavy – this evening would be our anatomy exam…! (more…)

Imogen Ingram

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

Yogi’s Guide: Posture

Yogi's Guide: Posture

I love people watching – I’m a physio, I can’t help it. For me, time waiting for trains is time spent checking out how people stand. Spotting the person with great posture becomes my passion. You know the one who stands tall; elegant, effortless and a delight to watch.

But why don’t we all move that way? And can we change that with yoga?

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Sally Schofield
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To Prop or Not to Prop – that is the Question

To Prop or Not to Prop - that is the Question

I am an Iyengar yoga teacher, so props are part of my practice, day in, day out. In Iyengar yoga, they are used as an extension of the body, a guide for alignment and a support to hold a pose for longer  – and countless other things. They are not cool accessories to make yoga easier!

In fact, sometimes when we take a prop, it makes the work harder – we then do the pose properly, rather than letting the body cheat the pose. (more…)

Poppy Pickles

Top Tips for Hibernating (just the right amount) this Winter

hibernation winter warm

Hibernating mammals have got it worked out. Once the golden leaves of Autumn have fallen, they then spend the winter curled up in their cosy cave, re-emerging only when the green shoots of Spring unfurl. Migratory birds do the other sensible thing and migrate to warmer climes – like the swallows to Africa.

What do humans do? Well, the richer ones migrate too, spending six months of the year in their apartment in the South of France. But most of us resort to our usual response, which is to carry on as blooming normal and moan about it. (more…)

Poppy Pickles