Yoga Boost

How Yoga Can Boost Your Nervous System (Part 1)

The human body is a truly incredible thing. It has so many different systems working away 24/7 to keep us alive and well. And most of the time we are completely unaware of what is going on behind the scenes. But what keeps it all running smoothly? If you will, what is the conductor for this incredible performance? Your

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Teach Yoga
Health, Practice, Pre And Postnatal Yoga

How to Teach Yoga to a New Mum – Part I

It’s your regular weekly vinyasa class, packed with students and suddenly, that former student who was pregnant walks in. She’s had her baby! Great and now…..what do you do? What are your post-natal techniques? How do you adjust for this new mom? Here’s some clues –  This is generally what’s happening for that Mum: She’s spent

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Drishti Focus
Department, Philosophy, Practice

Drishti: Focusing the gaze on, well, drishti

What is drishti? Concisely, drishti is a focused gaze. We might have attempted to use it in yoga classes, especially when we’re endeavouring to balance in tree pose, but there is much more to this topic than meets the eye – or gaze. Let’s put drishti under the microscope. The Sanskrit word drishti literally means

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Healthy Eating
Health, Self Care

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

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Diet Transformation

First Steps To Demystifying Prāna

Prāna is a Sanskrit word that describes the foundation for all life. The literal translation means breath, or the breath of life, but this interpretation can lead to the mistaken conclusion that prāna is just another word for the air that we breathe. Prāna is much more than that, it is life energy. There is

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Oxford Collaboration
Health, Nutrition

The Science of Ayurveda: Where East Meets West

Ayurveda, translating directly as ‘life-knowledge’, is an ancient Eastern health practice. Modern-day practices exist all over the world, but Western science is only recently catching up. Research in this field has been dubbed ‘ayur-nutri-genomics’, or in other words, a combination of Ayurveda, nutrition and genetics. This new science focusses on how food can play an important

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