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How Doga is Helping Alexandra Burke deal with her Anxiety

How Doga is Helping Alexandra Burke deal with her Anxiety

 

We’ve had naked yoga, yoga with goats, paddleboard yoga and now there’s dog yoga – or ‘doga’ for short. (more…)

Poppy Pickles

4 Ways To Get the Best From Your Buttocks

4 Ways To Get the Best From Your Buttocks

Most people know about the glutes. We sit on them, sometimes we admire them for their tone and shape and many exercise regimes are aimed at strengthening them — but when and where do they fit into our yoga practice?

The Anatomy of the Bum

Image Credit: ChangGp on Flickr.
Image Credit: ChangGp on Flickr.

The glutes are a group of three muscles arranged in layers in the buttocks. Gluteus maximus is just under the skin, works to extend the hip joint and helps to provide some stability to the pelvis as it passes over the sacroiliac joint. Gluteus medius and minimus nestle under gluteus maximus and work to abduct and rotate the hip. (more…)

Sally Schofield

6 Ways to be Happy and Healthy

6 Ways to be Happy and Healthy

It’s Healthy Weight Week this week, and we’re taking this as our cue to accentuate the positive about our bodies.

Image Credit: Mogan Sessions on Unsplash.
Image Credit: Mogan Sessions on Unsplash.

Obsessing about our weight is a modern-day affliction. Women especially are fighting a constant battle to get to the ‘perfect’ body, through various diet and exercise plans. If we’re honest, a lot of us come to yoga as just another way to lose weight.  However, once we commit to yoga, it becomes clear that body weight is far less important than flexibility, strength and feeling comfortable in our bodies. (more…)

Poppy Pickles

Yoga vs. The Gym: Which Would You Pick?

Yoga vs. The Gym: Which Would You Pick?
Image Credit: Mike afleming on Flickr.
Image Credit: Mike afleming on Flickr.

I often tell myself not to compare things, not to measure one thing against the other but to simply accept each thing for what it is: everything is perfect in its own way. However the one comparison I have often found myself coming back to again and again – with myself, with friends and with my instructors – is that of yoga versus the gym. (more…)