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How Yoga Helps us Balance as we Age

How Yoga Helps us Balance as we Age

This Easter break we took our kids down to north Cornwall, to a place that I had holidayed at as a child. We went down to a bay near Bedruthan Steps and spent a happy half an hour boulder-hopping. I say ‘we’, but it was mainly the children that were springing merrily from rock to rock. My husband and I were slightly more warily maneuvering ourselves, and I realised how even with my regular yoga practice, I was less gung-ho than when I was younger.

I’m not alone. The sure-footedness that we have as children decreases with age (and practice), as our awareness of the body in space, known as proprioception, gets less and less. But what exactly is proprioception and why is it important? (more…)

Poppy Pickles

Firm Foundations Mean Stronger Poses

Firm Foundations Mean Stronger Poses

A yogi’s feet work hard during any asana practice. They are our foundations in so many ways, but are you really clear what should be happening down there? Here’s a few tips to firm up yours or your students’ feet and fire up our foundations.

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Sally Schofield

Top Footcare Tips For The Barefoot Yogi (Part 2)

Top Footcare Tips For The Barefoot Yogi (Part 2)

Here are some more top tips on how to love your feet. If you missed the first installment, check it out here!

Our feet have a tough life — we squeeze then into shoes every day, and then pound them with every step we take. We ignore them most of the time, only giving them love when things go wrong. (more…)

Sally Schofield