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Interview: Molly Elsdon on Why Doing the 200-Hour YTT was the BEST Experience of Her Life

Interview: Molly Elsdon on Why Doing the 200-Hour YTT was the BEST Experience of Her Life

Molly Elsdon is a recent YogaLondon 200-hour teacher training graduate who’s currently living and teaching out in Mexico. She tells us how doing the 1-month intensive changed her life and why her least favourite yoga pose is a handstand because she can’t (yet) do one, but with her track-record of getting things done, we doubt it’ll be long before she conquers handstands too. (more…)

Poppy Pickles

Pack Your Mat! Taking your Yoga Practice on Holiday

Pack Your Mat! Taking your Yoga Practice on Holiday

The sun is out! Summer is here! And in the words of the song, “We’re all going on a summer holiday, no more working for a week or two…”

And even though for most of us that summer holiday is a ‘staycation’, it’s still a joy to have a change of scene, even if it’s not abroad.

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Poppy Pickles

How 2020 has Taken its Toll and What We can Do About it

How 2020 has Taken its Toll and What We can Do About it

 

Well, here we go again. Lockdown 3.0. We kind of knew it was coming, but that doesn’t make the news any easier to hear.

But in the Prime Minister’s latest lockdown announcement we heard that “roughly one in 50 people have contracted the virus, higher in some parts of the country, lower in others.” This means that we need to play our part to help those NHS staff and key workers who are working so hard and sacrificing so much to save lives.

But we are still allowed to feel sorry for ourselves, as any tentative plans we’d made for the next couple of months and a new year go down the drain – again.

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Poppy Pickles

Yoga Around the House – How to Fit in a Practice this Christmas

Yoga Around the House - How to Fit in a Practice this Christmas

With Christmas being anything but normal this year, it’s important that we keep upbeat.

Back in March many of us thought that we would go into lockdown and come out the other side and back to normality. But eight months later this is very clearly not the case.

Whether it’s down to government mishandling or not, this pandemic is still affecting every aspect of our lives.

With this continued uncertainty, and many of us facing a quiet and potentially lonely Christmas, how can yoga help to boost our positivity levels?

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Poppy Pickles

What Dogs and Cats can Teach us about Yoga

What Dogs and Cats can Teach us about Yoga

2020 has not been the easiest.

The world has had to adjust to loss, lockdowns, restrictions, kids at home, job losses, and a whole pile of not-nice things.

But one thing that many people say has got them through this year is their pets. Dog and cats don’t care if we’re in lockdown or not. They just need to be fed, walked and stroked and all is right in their world.

So how can we learn from our canine and feline friends, and take on this great attitude when it comes to our yoga practice?

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Poppy Pickles