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Ten Tips for Shifting Your Yoga into Spring

Ten Tips for Shifting Your Yoga into Spring

We humans tend to be creatures of habit. We stick to our routines like clockwork come rain or shine because there’s a comfort to familiarity. However, sometimes it’s worth shifting gear with the seasons, to take advantage of the natural vibrancy of Spring.

The days are getting longer and the nights are shortening. There is more light, more warmth (sporadically – this is the UK after all), the Easter holidays have come and gone and it’s time to get back to business. So here are our TOP TEN tips for how to infuse your yoga practice with the energy of Spring. (more…)

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Top Tips for Hibernating (just the right amount) this Winter

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Hibernating mammals have got it worked out. Once the golden leaves of Autumn have fallen, they then spend the winter curled up in their cosy cave, re-emerging only when the green shoots of Spring unfurl. Migratory birds do the other sensible thing and migrate to warmer climes – like the swallows to Africa.

What do humans do? Well, the richer ones migrate too, spending six months of the year in their apartment in the South of France. But most of us resort to our usual response, which is to carry on as blooming normal and moan about it. (more…)

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How to Eat Seasonally in the Spring

How to Eat Seasonally in the Spring

Spring has arrived! Have you been eating accordingly? Spring is a time of renovation, birth and regrowth. A great variety of plants are available during this season and you should eat them to your advantage to favour a more radiant skin, immune system and soul.

Spring in the Northern Hemisphere begins the 20th of March and ends on the 19th of June, and with it comes a whole host of foods that are designed by nature to bring you the health benefits your body needs! Among these are sturdier bones, shinier hair, more radiant and moistened skin, stronger immune system and even a more fertile reproductive system. (more…)

Celebrate Holi, the Festival of Colours, in your Yoga Class!

Celebrate Holi, the Festival of Colours, in your Yoga Class!

Holi is an ancient Hindu festival, which is becoming increasingly popular in the West. It celebrates the advent of Spring with the showering of vibrant powdered colours. Let’s explore the history of this exuberant event and look into how we can incorporate the spirit of Holi into our yoga lessons and practice.

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