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In or Out? The Pros and Cons of Outdoor Yoga

In or Out? The Pros and Cons of Outdoor Yoga

Are you an avid fan of outdoor yoga? Or do you prefer the comfort and quiet of indoor yoga?

As we enter the height of summer (it is HOT), it’s time to consider the pros and cons of an alfresco yoga practice.

Many of you will be thinking that outdoor yoga is fine on the beach in the Maldives, or on the terrace of a villa in Tuscany, but in your back garden it’s not quite the same.

But what if it’s worth it? What are the benefits of outdoor yoga, if any, and should we give it a go in this unpredictable little country of ours?

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Poppy Pickles

Interview: Flip Your Dog for Mental Health founder Vaughan Dagnell on the Importance of Mental Health

Interview: Flip Your Dog for Mental Health founder Vaughan Dagnell on the Importance of Mental Health

Vaughan Dagnell is a soon-to-be YogaLondon graduate and founder of the charitable organisation Flip Your Dog for Mental Health. Set up in response to feeling disconnected in lockdown, his first fundraiser raised almost £4k for mental health charities and he plans on making his efforts an ongoing platform to join yoga and mental health. We talk to Vaughan about his love of yoga, his own mental health struggles and his hopes for the future.

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Poppy Pickles

Ten Reasons why Spending Time Outside is more Important than Ever in Lockdown 2.0

Ten Reasons why Spending Time Outside is more Important than Ever in Lockdown 2.0

Back in lockdown 1.0, we all threw ourselves enthusiastically into our hour of exercise a day. We tuned in to Joe Wickes, we bought bikes, scooters and trampolines in record numbers. And of course, threw ourselves into the plethora of online yoga classes out there.

This time around the mood is slightly less enthusiastic. We know why we’re doing this – Covid has not gone away – but it feels harder. We’re tired, stressed and there’s only so much Zoom a person can take.

So how can we keep up our spirits this Autumn? Well here are TEN excellent reasons to get yourself outside every single day during this lockdown.

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Poppy Pickles