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I’m a Yoga Teacher and I Eat Meat

Yoga Teacher Meat Diet

There is one thing that you can guarantee all yoga teachers will share: a love of yoga.  Apart from that, the only other thing you can guarantee is that they will be entirely different. And that’s what’s so great about them!

But, there is a clichéd view that if you’re a yoga teacher you should be a vegetarian (at the very least).  You should also be a teetotal, green-juice quaffing, new-age hipster, wearing mala beads and smelling gently of incense.

And if you ARE exactly like that, then how 100% cool, but if you’re not, it doesn’t mean you’re any less of a yoga teacher. Or does it?

I gave up eating meat in my twenties, but when I fell pregnant I started eating it again as my body was craving meat. Now, with a fast metabolism and a busy and active life, I still eat meat occasionally, but I do question whether this is in line with the principles of yoga. And I know I’m not alone.

So, does it go against the principles of yoga to eat meat? (more…)

Poppy Pickles

Addicted to Yoga Gear

Addicted to Yoga Gear

Do you feel under pressure to turn up to your yoga class in the ‘right’ yoga gear? Do you hanker after a pair of ultra-cool, high-end leggings that you’ve seen modelled on Instagram? Or are you one of those students that stubbornly wear your leggings until they’re practically threadbare? (more…)

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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…)

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The Yoga Mat Made of Wetsuits

The Yoga Mat Made of Wetsuits

Plastic pollution is a huge environmental disaster. Since Blue Planet II aired last year, the public has grown more and more outraged at the vast quantities of waste plastic polluting the entire planet. (more…)

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